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Can You Flush Food Down the Toilet?

January 5, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing

Most of us rely on garbage cans and garbage disposals to get rid of our leftover food. But, there are few instances where flushing food down the toilet may seemingly be the best option at the time. While it may seem like a good idea to flush food down the toilet, it’s ultimately not the […]

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Common Problems with Water Heaters in the Winter

December 11, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Water heaters are always working to provide hot water. When there’s a problem with your water heater, you’ll know it. You won’t have hot water, and you won’t be able to do the normal tasks that require hot water. Regular water heater maintenance can help prevent it from malfunctioning. Regardless, always be on the lookout […]

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The Difference Between Residential and Commercial Plumbing

August 28, 2020
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Residential Plumbing

Plumbing is essential to virtually every building. Every plumbing system uses the same basic materials and performs the same function. However, the type of building can slightly change the plumbing system’s needs. Take a look at the three biggest differences between residential and commercial plumbing. Size Residential buildings tend to require fewer pipes and outlets […]

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Plumbing Maintenance to Prevent Basement Flooding

July 16, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Regular plumbing maintenance is an important part of owning a home. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t give much thought to the condition of their pipes until a problem arises. Basement flooding can be a major problem for homeowners and can cost thousands of dollars of damage in a very short period of time. By regularly checking […]

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4 Plumbing Emergencies that Require Urgent Attention

June 25, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Plumbing problems are an inconvenience for everyone in the house. They’re not only a pain, but they can also pose serious health risks if left unresolved. Let’s take a closer look at 4 plumbing emergencies that you should have resolved immediately. Clogged Drains A slow draining sink or shower can be the result of leftover […]

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3 Signs Your Main Sewer Line Has a Clog

June 11, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Your main sewer line is responsible for carrying waste away from your home’s plumbing fixtures, including your sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets. Since much of your home’s plumbing, including the main line, resides below the ground, it can be tough to recognize when an issue is present. However, there are three common warning signs that […]

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5 Benefits of Getting a Home Plumbing Inspection

June 5, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

No homeowner enjoys dealing with unexpected plumbing problems. Not only are they inconvenient, but they can end up causing plenty of damage that requires costly repairs if they go undetected. Plumbing issues often sneak up on homeowners with little visible warning. The reality is that most plumbing problems build over time under the surface. Luckily, […]

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Is It Time to Call a Professional Plumber?

May 22, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

There are a few plumbing issues, like minor clogs, that homeowners can sometimes handle on their own. The downside to DIY plumbing fixes, however, is that they may only temporarily solve the problem. Fixing the plumbing issue at its root is key to avoiding future breakdowns and water damage. When you hire a professional Eldersburg, […]

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Why Does my Home’s Water Smell Weird?

May 15, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Have you recently noticed a weird odor coming from one of your home’s plumbing fixtures? Although many plumbing issues occur behind walls and ceilings and aren’t so easy to spot, some can alert you to a problem by giving off a distinct odor. Let’s take a look at what a strange smell can mean for […]

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4 Home Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

May 8, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Your home’s plumbing system is intricate and primarily located below your floors and behind walls, making leaks and other problems sometimes difficult to pinpoint. As a homeowner, there are plenty of easy mistakes you can make with regard to your plumbing. Here are a few to avoid in order to prevent a plumbing disaster: Mistake […]

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