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Keeping Your Outside Drains Clean

October 6, 2021
Category: Drains

Trying to keep your home’s outdoor drains clear and clean can be a difficult task, especially now that autumn is here and the leaves are falling. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve worked with Maryland homeowners for years, and have a lot of experience cleaning outdoor drains. What Happens When Your Drain Gets Clogged? […]

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5 Things to Know When Getting Your Well Pump Replaced

October 4, 2021
Category: Well Pump

Your well pump is the heart of your home’s water system. It’s designed to pump water upwards and into a designated water system. Your home has either a submersible pump or jet pump. Regardless of the type of pump your home has, you will eventually need to have it replaced. Here are some things you […]

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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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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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Types of Water Treatment Systems

September 2, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

You probably don’t think about your home’s water filtration system all too much, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t working its tail off. You will know when your water system stops working when your water pressure drops, or if you notice dirt or debris in your water. If you think your home’s water filtration system […]

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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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Why Would You Need to Repipe Your Home?

August 16, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing

Most of the time, leaky pipes can be fixed with a simple repair at a single section of your plumbing system. However, there are times when all of the pipes in your home need to be replaced. If your pipes have sustained extensive damage, repiping your home will be the best way to fix the […]

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What to do if Your Toilet Overflows

August 9, 2021
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Oftentimes the first thing people do when they see that their toilet is overflowing is panic. But being informed can help you avoid panic if your toilet overflows and avoid a disgusting mess in your bathroom. Here’s what you do if your toilet overflows. Step #1: Shut Off Water Supply Turn off the valve underneath […]

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How Does Pipe Corrosion Happen?

August 2, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

Pipe corrosion isn’t just an aesthetic problem; it’s also a functionality problem. Corrosion can interfere with water pressure, weaken pipes, and cause significant health problems. Left unresolved, corroded pipes can lead to the need for a whole-house repping. That’s why it’s important that you understand why pipes corrode, how to prevent it, and what to […]

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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home’s Plumbing

July 29, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing

After the year we’ve just had, you deserve to upgrade your home. If you have more household members working and learning from home, your home’s plumbing is working harder than it usually does. There are many ways you can upgrade your home’s plumbing, save water, and save money. Here are five of those ways: 1. […]

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