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Hiring Home Services: A Guide for New Homeowners

Being a homeowner is a lot different than renting a property. It is now your responsibility, rather than your landlord’s, to take care of the inner-workings of your residence. Lawncare and outdoor maintenance are also up to you. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, take a look at our helpful guide for hiring home services and keep your investment better protected:

HVAC Company

One of the best ways to ensure your home stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter is to have your HVAC unit serviced regularly by a professional heating and cooling company. They can show you how to change your air filter, set your thermostat, and otherwise operate your unit efficiently.

Cleaning Company

Planning on hosting parties in your new home? Do you have kids or pets who make frequent messes? Hiring a professional cleaner for regular home cleanings can ensure your home stays tidy without you having to waste a perfectly good weekend indoors cleaning it yourself.


Unless you had your first home build from the ground up, chances are there are things you’ve considered changing about your house. Whether you want to add a sunroom or simply want to rearrange the plumbing in a half-bath, finding a good home remodeler can help you get these improvement projects completed quickly and affordably.

Lawn Care

Most of the time, when you rent a property, the landlord or property manager is responsible for taking care of the landscape. When you own a home, it’s up to you to keep the grass cut, the plants healthy, the leaves raked, and the flowers blooming. Get some help from a local landscaper or hire a lawn care service so that your free time can be spent enjoying your new home.

Utility Company

The home you purchased probably already has electricity, but it’s still important to become familiar with the utility company that supplies the electricity. Keep their contact information handy in case you find yourself with a power outage, an abnormally high energy bill, or other electrical concerns.


Ensuring you have a reliable plumber to call on is essential. With emergency plumbing services and regular maintenance inspections, you can save time and money while preventing major water damage and plumbing-related disasters in the home.

Need Help Finding a Reliable MD Plumber?

If you’re a homeowner in Maryland, Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating is one of the very best home service resources available to you. We are an expert master plumber with many years of experience in the industry and are dedicated to keeping your home’s plumbing running smoothly and efficiently. Whether you need regular maintenance, repairs, or emergency plumbing service, we’re here for you. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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