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Are Critters Living in Your Pipes?

July 16, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

We all love animals, but sometimes they can become a nuisance. Groundhogs can tear up your front lawn, bats can nest in your attic, raccoons can get into your trash, etc. But did you know that animals have been known to get into people’s pipes? Animals can find their ways into your home’s pipes and […]

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Should You Talk to a Plumber When You Buy A House?

July 10, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

Many potential home buyers wouldn’t think twice before hiring a general home inspector, and wisely so. General home inspectors are usually very skilled at evaluating a home’s condition, but they only have a general knowledge. Oftentimes a home’s plumbing system can turn out to be far more complicated than it seems at first, and later […]

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Has Your Water Heater Had It?

July 5, 2019
Category: Water Heater

Losing hot water has the potential to disrupt your regular routine and can even put your business at a standstill if a loss occurs at your workplace. Cold water may mean that your water heater needs repairs or is at the end of its service life. Most manufacturer’s suggest a service life expectancy of 8 […]

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Choosing the Right Faucet for Your Bathroom

June 26, 2019
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

There are many reasons you might be looking to get a new faucet in your bathroom. From exciting renovations and new homes to nerve-wracking cracked or leaking faucets, knowing how to choose the right faucet for your bathroom will significantly improve both your installation experience and user experience for the lifespan of the faucet. Working […]

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Why Won’t My Toilet Stop Running?

June 19, 2019
Category: Bathroom Plumbing, Tips

Have you ever had a toilet that just wouldn’t stop running no matter what you did? Many people have plumbing problems in Maryland but none are as persistently annoying as a running toilet. There are many reasons why your toilet may be running, we wanted to take some time today to look at some of […]

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Is Hard Water Hurting Your Plumbing?

June 13, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

Although hard water is not known to be a direct health hazard, it can contribute to problems in your home’s plumbing system. Let’s take a closer look at what hard water actually is in order to understand why it poses a threat to your plumbing if not treated properly. Hard Water vs. Soft Water Rainwater […]

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Broken Glass in Your Garbage Disposal?

June 5, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

We’ve all dropped a glass only to see it shatter, sending shards everywhere. Picking up and finding all of the pieces can be a hassle, especially considering the threat of missing one and stepping on it later. Breaking glass in your sink may not seem like a massive problem, but if you have a garbage […]

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Can You Really Flush Flushable Wipes?

May 29, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

Advancements in the personal hygiene and toiletry industries have done well to make standard bathroom activities more convenient, comfortable, efficient, and, when necessary, aromatic. However, these innovative and attractive bathroom accessories are not without their share of drawbacks and can often be harmful to infants, pets, people with illnesses, plumbing systems, and the environment. Flushable […]

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Is Your Well Pump in Trouble?

May 22, 2019
Category: Tips

Well pumps are used to extract water from your well water source. Most of these are entirely submerged in the water which they are pumping, making it important to have them inspected on a regular basis to prevent problems. Should there be any issues, a well pump repair service in Maryland can take care of […]

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Should You Get Your Shower Head Replaced?

May 16, 2019
Category: Tips

Think about all of the time that you spend in the shower. It probably adds up to quite a bit throughout the month. As you shower, have you noticed any odd build-up on your shower head? Have you noticed a lack of water pressure? What about a weird smell? Though these symptoms could be coming […]

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