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Signs You Should Update Your Water Treatment System

September 30, 2021
Category: Tips

  More than four out of ten American homes use water treatment units. These units can last for years, and technology advancements allow these systems to best address changes in water quality, provide more efficiency, and are cost-effective. Although these high-tech water treatment units can last for years, eventually, they will need to be replaced. […]

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5 Things That Should Never be Flushed Down the Toilet

August 23, 2021
Category: Tips

Most people believe that once you flush something down the toilet, the item is out of sight, out of mind. But, if you flush certain things down the toilet, it can cause damage that you’ll have to deal with later. The truth is that toilet pipes are delicate and can’t handle certain items. If you […]

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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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What is the Black Gunk on My Plumbing Fixtures?

May 19, 2021
Category: Tips

The black gunk, slime, or sludge around your plumbing fixtures is probably not something you want to see in your house. This substance is often smelly, sticky, and gross. Although it is unpleasant to look at, you can rest assured that having black gunk on your fixtures is pretty common. Here is what you need […]

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6 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Plumbing

February 23, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing, Tips

Plumbing is one of those things that we rarely think about until something goes wrong with it. Every day we use and abuse our house’s plumbing without a second thought. But, did you know that some of the things you’re doing may be damaging your home’s plumbing? Here are six things you should avoid doing […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Handling a Clogged Drain

April 17, 2020
Category: Tips

A clogged drain is a common plumbing problem that occurs in most homes from time to time. They can be a hassle to deal with and a major inconvenience for members of the home. Sometimes these clogs are preventable, and other times they’re inevitable. Regardless of the case, here’s a look at some of the […]

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Prepare Your Plumbing for Holiday Traveling

November 22, 2019
Category: Tips

The holidays are just around the corner, and this is a time where many people travel away from their homes. Whether visiting relatives or just going on vacation, this is supposed to be a great and joyous time of year, and you shouldn’t be worried about your home’s plumbing. Luckily for you, there are a […]

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3 Ways to Improve Your Water Pressure

October 22, 2019
Category: Tips

Are you having problems with water pressure in your Westminster, MD home? If you are, then don’t fret, there are a couple of things you can do to improve your water pressure. Here at Michael Runk Plumbing & Heating, we’ve been helping Marylanders with their plumbing for a long time, and we wanted to take […]

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Plumbing Preparations for Vacations

October 2, 2019
Category: Tips

We know you’ve been looking forward to going on your vacation, and you should be, you’ve earned it! But before you leave, there are a couple of things you should do to prepare your home’s plumbing. Here at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve been providing master plumber services to Eldersburg and other areas of […]

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Prepping Your Plumbing for Fall

September 12, 2019
Category: Tips

We all love the bright and warm days of summer, but fall is very quickly approaching, and you need to get your home ready for it. It’s time to close up your pool, put away the horseshoes, and also prepare your home’s plumbing for the colder months of autumn. There’s a lot that you can […]

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