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5 Common Household Plumbing Issues

October 3, 2022
Category: Residential Plumbing

Plumbing problems are an inevitable part of owning a home. While some plumbing issues are caused by normal wear and tear, others are caused by how certain plumbing systems are used and maintained. Regardless, it’s important to know some of the most common household plumbing issues and how to resolve them.      1. Dripping […]

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Why DIY Plumbing Can End Up Costing More Than a Plumber

July 11, 2022
Category: Residential Plumbing

If you’re like most people, you enjoy saving money and doing things on your own. For the most part, it works, and you save a lot of money on tasks that would usually cost a lot more if someone else were to do it. However, when it comes to plumbing, it’s not that easy. Your […]

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Installing a New Washer and Dryer

May 27, 2022
Category: Residential Plumbing

There are few things in the home that intimidate people more than installing a new large appliance or piece of equipment. In particular, new washers and dryers tend to be appliances that intimidate people. Of course, you have directions, but sometimes you run into situations that are not covered in the instructions. Although we can’t […]

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Having Your New Dishwasher Installed by a Professional Plumber

May 2, 2022
Category: Residential Plumbing

You have your new dishwasher but aren’t sure how you’re going to set it up. Don’t worry; a plumber can help! Did you know that plumbers install dishwashers? When it comes to DIY projects around the house, installing a dishwasher should never be something you do. Here’s why you should always have your dishwasher installed […]

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What to Do If There’s No Water Pressure

March 16, 2022
Category: Residential Plumbing, Tips

There are many possible reasons why your home suddenly has no water. This is not only inconvenient but left unchecked, it can lead to an unhealthy home environment. But before you call an emergency plumber, there are a few things you can check first. Here’s what to do if there’s no water pressure in your […]

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Possible Contaminants in Home Water

January 24, 2022
Category: Residential Plumbing

Have you stopped to think about what’s really in the water running out of your faucets? Your home water may be at risk of contamination from various chemicals and pollutants. If your water supply is connected to a public water system, the water is tested and treated for safety, but a lot can happen between […]

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The Basics of Home Plumbing Systems

October 27, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing

Have you ever wondered how your home’s plumbing system works? At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we know the ins and outs of modern residential plumbing systems. We sat down today to write out a little guide. Not every home has the same plumbing system, but most follow these guidelines. The Water Supply Intake System […]

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Why Would You Need to Repipe Your Home?

August 16, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing

Most of the time, leaky pipes can be fixed with a simple repair at a single section of your plumbing system. However, there are times when all of the pipes in your home need to be replaced. If your pipes have sustained extensive damage, repiping your home will be the best way to fix the […]

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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home’s Plumbing

July 29, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing

After the year we’ve just had, you deserve to upgrade your home. If you have more household members working and learning from home, your home’s plumbing is working harder than it usually does. There are many ways you can upgrade your home’s plumbing, save water, and save money. Here are five of those ways: 1. […]

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Top 5 Summer Plumbing Maintenance Tips

July 22, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing, Tips

When temperatures start to rise, people often think about how the temperature will impact their air conditioning, thermostat, and energy bill. What people don’t think about is the impact of the weather and summer conditions on their plumbing system. Summer conditions can put your plumbing system through a lot, and that’s why plumbing maintenance is […]

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