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How to Fix a Running Toilet

December 13, 2018
Category: Tips

Usually, when something is “running” it is working properly. However, this is not the case when it comes to your toilet. A toilet that runs either continuously or at various intervals without you actually activating it can waste gallons of water and cost you a good chunk of change the next time you see your […]

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3 Ways to Avoid Burst Pipes this Winter

December 4, 2018
Category: Tips

Cold weather can spell trouble for interior pipes and having a pipe burst in your home is serious business. This event can cause thousands of dollars in damages and can be quite costly to repair. However, prevention is key when it comes to major home repairs and today, we’re going to be looking at some […]

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3 Great Questions to Ask Your Local Plumber

November 26, 2018
Category: Tips

Your house’s plumbing is one of its most important components and when something goes wrong, the results can be disastrous. When you get some plumbing work done, there are a few questions that you should ask to ensure that your plumbing will be better taken care of in the future. Here are three such questions. […]

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Prevent Plumbing Disasters in the Winter

November 19, 2018
Category: Tips

Oh, the weather outside might not be too frightful yet, but that just means that it’s time for preventive maintenance. Today we’re going to go over a few of the ways that you can prevent the worst from happening with your plumbing this holiday season. So, grab your notepad and let’s get cracking! Find Your […]

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Warning Signs for Your Sump Pump

November 14, 2018
Category: Sump Pump

Sump pumps are great for basements that are prone to flooding, as their main purpose is to send water away from the home to a place where it is no longer problematic, like a well or storm drain. But like anything else in your home, your sump pump needs maintained properly or it can fail […]

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Garbage Disposal Maintenance Guide

November 8, 2018
Category: Drains

Garbage disposals are exceptionally convenient additions to any home, but they don’t give you license to throw just anything down the drain. Your garbage disposal needs love and care just like any other part of your home’s plumbing and today we’re going to discuss a few ways that you can take good care of it. […]

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How Do Floods Damage Your Plumbing?

November 1, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

This past summer has been one of the wettest on record, and a lot of Maryland residents experienced a lot of flooding. As many of you are familiar, flooding can have unprecedented impacts on your home, community, and overall regional infrastructure. However, once everything has dried, the problem is over, right? Tragically, when it comes […]

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Common Washing Machine Issues

October 25, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

Most homeowners run into problems with their washing machine at some point or another. Things like leaking, breakdowns, or clothes not coming out clean can impact your daily life. Let’s look at some of the most common washing machine problems homeowners may encounter. Leaking If you are experiencing a leak from your washer you may […]

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5 Ways to Save Water in Your Home

October 18, 2018
Category: Tips

Whether you have a well or are on city water, limiting your water consumption is a great way to help reduce your environmental impact while also lowering your expenses. Let’s look at some ways to save water in your home that are easy yet effective. Address Leaks One of the biggest ways you can limit […]

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Plumbing Issues in Older Homes

October 11, 2018
Category: Tips

Older homes can be extraordinarily beautiful, but they can also come with a lot of problems. One area that many homeowners of older homes experience is with their plumbing. If your old home hasn’t had many plumbing updates over the years there could be some problems brewing within those walls. Pipe Problems Pipe problems are […]

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