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What to Do When Your Hot Water Heater Leaks

April 29, 2022
Category: Water Heater

Water heaters can last a long time, but even the best ones can break and leak. When your water heater does break, you need to take action immediately. A leaky water heater may seem like a minor inconvenience, but if left untreated, it can turn into a major problem. While you wait on a master […]

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Replacing Hot Water Heaters Before It’s Too Late

April 15, 2022
Category: Water Heater

Hot water heaters are an essential part of both homes and businesses. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve helped thousands of Marylanders with their water heaters and know all too well the horrors that a burst water heater can entail. We wanted to take some time today to talk about why you should replace […]

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When Should I Replace My Hot Water Heater?

December 15, 2021
Category: Water Heater

Homeowners rarely think about their home’s water heater until they have a problem with their water. One of the most common reasons for a problem with water is an outdated water heater. Although a well-maintained water heater can last for many years, there comes a time when it’s time to replace it. How do you […]

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What Should it Cost to Replace a Hot Water Heater?

September 9, 2021
Category: Water Heater

Without a water heater, all that will come out of your spigots and faucets will be cold water. Water heaters can last upwards of ten to fifteen years if maintained properly, but even if you provide the most thorough maintenance, eventually you’re going to have to replace it. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve […]

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Why Am I Running Out of Hot Water?

April 5, 2021
Category: Water Heater

Nobody likes being greeted with cold water when they’re expecting it to be hot. There are a variety of reasons why your house is running out of hot water. Sometimes, it’s an easy fix. Other times, you’ll need the help of a professional plumber. Here some of the most common reasons for running out of […]

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3 Common Problems with Water Heaters

September 11, 2020
Category: Water Heater

Your water heater is essential to delivering hot water throughout the house or commercial building. When there’s something wrong, you’ll know it. Whether you’re experiencing drastic water temperatures or the water you’re receiving has some discoloration, those are just some of the additional telltale signs that something is wrong with your water heater. Take a […]

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How Long Will My Water Heater Last?

August 5, 2020
Category: Water Heater

You can save yourself a lot of time and headaches by keeping track of the life expectancy of your water heater. As a general rule of thumb, your water heater will last you anywhere from 6 to 20 years. That’s a wide range, but there are a lot of factors that determine how long your […]

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Can My Water Heater be Repaired?

May 28, 2020
Category: Water Heater

It’s a typical work day. Your alarm goes off and you head into the shower and notice a big problem: no hot water. Hot water heaters can stop working properly for several reasons, many of which can be repaired. While finding you have no hot water, or dirty water, or even a leak around your […]

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Water Heater FAQ

March 27, 2020
Category: Water Heater

The only time you’ll probably have questions about your water heater is when it’s time to fix or replace it, so we’re here to give you the details so you don’t have to figure them out later on. Here’s a list of common questions that we’ve answered to get you familiar with your own water […]

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The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

February 21, 2020
Category: Water Heater

Are you tired of running out of hot water? Is your current water heater taking up too much space? Luckily, there is one permanent solution to fix these annoying problems and that’s ditching your tank water heater system and installing a tankless one. Making the switch comes with many additional advantages that you’re sure to […]

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