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Top 5 Summer Plumbing Maintenance Tips

July 22, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing, Tips

When temperatures start to rise, people often think about how the temperature will impact their air conditioning, thermostat, and energy bill. What people don’t think about is the impact of the weather and summer conditions on their plumbing system. Summer conditions can put your plumbing system through a lot, and that’s why plumbing maintenance is […]


5 Reasons to Keep Your Drains Clean This Summer

July 12, 2021
Category: General

Your drains are probably the last thing you’re thinking about during the summer. But, even though you aren’t thinking about them, your drains are working overtime during the summer. More food, sand, and other debris can negatively affect your drains. That’s why you can benefit from summer drain cleaning. Here are five reasons why you […]


5 Signs You Have Water Pressure Problems

July 6, 2021
Category: Bathroom Plumbing, Residential Plumbing

When people think about water pressure problems, they usually think of low water pressure. However, high water pressure can be just as bad. While low water pressure is an immediate inconvenience, high water pressure can lead to tons of water wasted and thousands of dollars to repair. Be on the lookout for these five warning […]


When Should You Call for Emergency Plumbing Services?

June 30, 2021
Category: Emergency Plumbing

If you’ve ever had to deal with a plumbing emergency, you know just how frustrating it can be. There’s nothing worse than waking up, only to find that your home has been flooded by your pipes. No one likes dealing with an emergency, but the sooner you deal with your plumbing emergency, the less damage […]


5 Reasons to Install a New Garbage Disposal

June 24, 2021
Category: Drains, Kitchen Plumbing, Plumbing Systems, Residential Plumbing

Wouldn’t it be nice to eliminate a step in your post-meal cleanup? With a garbage disposal, you can. Throughout the years, people have looked to garbage disposals to make cleaning the kitchen faster and easier. However, some people have been on the fence about whether or not to make this addition. If you’re one of […]


How Often Should Your Well Be Serviced?

June 9, 2021
Category: Well Pump

A well is one of those things that we rarely think about until it stops working. Once it stops working, we ask ourselves, “could I have done something to prevent this?”. The answer could be, “yes.” All you need to do is keep your well in good condition through regular service. How often should you […]


5 Unexpected Problems Clogged Drains Cause in Your Home

June 1, 2021
Category: Drains

If you notice a fixture is draining slowly, it could be clogged. The important thing to remember is to not overlook the problem. A clogged drain may not seem like a big deal at first, but it can cause serious problems if left unattended. Take a look at these five unexpected issues a clogged drain […]


What is Reverse Osmosis Filtration?

May 26, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

There are many different contaminants and pollutants that can affect your home’s water, but there are many water filtration technologies to choose from. Reverse osmosis filtration is very effective, and our team at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating explains the process below. Understanding how your system works helps you both maintain your home and see […]


What is the Black Gunk on My Plumbing Fixtures?

May 19, 2021
Category: Tips

The black gunk, slime, or sludge around your plumbing fixtures is probably not something you want to see in your house. This substance is often smelly, sticky, and gross. Although it is unpleasant to look at, you can rest assured that having black gunk on your fixtures is pretty common. Here is what you need […]


5 Ways to Reduce Your Monthly Water Bill

May 12, 2021
Category: General

Did you know that you may be overpaying on your water bill? There are several ways your water bill might be higher than it should be. With that being said, there are several things you can do to lower your water bill. Read through these five tips to start conserving water at home.  1. Inspect […]


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