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How Long Will My Water Heater Last?

August 5, 2020
Category: Water Heater

You can save yourself a lot of time and headaches by keeping track of the life expectancy of your water heater. As a general rule of thumb, your water heater will last you anywhere from 6 to 20 years. That’s a wide range, but there are a lot of factors that determine how long your […]

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How ‘Flushable’ Wipes Can Harm Your Plumbing

July 31, 2020
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Let’s face it, wipes have almost become a necessity for everyday life. They’re highly convenient, and there’s a wipe for almost every aspect of your life. We tend to believe that due to their resemblance to toilet paper or their packaging being labeled as “flushable” that it’s safe to flush them down the toilet. However, […]

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4 Summer Plumbing Mishaps to Avoid

July 24, 2020
Category: Seasonal

You might be thinking that since the winter is over, you don’t have to worry too much about your plumbing. However, summer activities can also wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Let’s take a look at some of the most common plumbing mishaps that occur during the summer months and how you can avoid them.  […]

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Plumbing Maintenance to Prevent Basement Flooding

July 16, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Regular plumbing maintenance is an important part of owning a home. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t give much thought to the condition of their pipes until a problem arises. Basement flooding can be a major problem for homeowners and can cost thousands of dollars of damage in a very short period of time. By regularly checking […]

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Does My Commercial Building’s Plumbing Need Updated?

July 9, 2020
Category: Commercial Plumbing

While most commercial plumbing systems can handle quite a lot of use over a long period of time, they don’t last forever. If you own a commercial building, you may begin to wonder if your plumbing system is in need of an upgrade. There are some telltale signs that your plumbing needs some work, if […]

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Plumbing Tips for Reopening Your Business

July 3, 2020
Category: Commercial Plumbing

When your business has been closed or unoccupied for an extended period of time, we know how exciting it is to finally be able to reopen. There’s no better feeling than turning on the lights of your building, walking in, and setting yourself up to get back to business. There are plenty of things you […]

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4 Plumbing Emergencies that Require Urgent Attention

June 25, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Plumbing problems are an inconvenience for everyone in the house. They’re not only a pain, but they can also pose serious health risks if left unresolved. Let’s take a closer look at 4 plumbing emergencies that you should have resolved immediately. Clogged Drains A slow draining sink or shower can be the result of leftover […]

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Can I Use Liquid Drain Cleaner to Unclog my Toilet?

June 19, 2020
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

As seasoned Maryland plumbers, we’re well aware of how tempting it can be for homeowners to use “quick-fix” products from their local grocery or hardware store when an issue arises with their plumbing system. What’s so enticing about these products is that they claim to guarantee the fix at a low cost and are advertised […]

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3 Signs Your Main Sewer Line Has a Clog

June 11, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Your main sewer line is responsible for carrying waste away from your home’s plumbing fixtures, including your sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets. Since much of your home’s plumbing, including the main line, resides below the ground, it can be tough to recognize when an issue is present. However, there are three common warning signs that […]

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5 Benefits of Getting a Home Plumbing Inspection

June 5, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

No homeowner enjoys dealing with unexpected plumbing problems. Not only are they inconvenient, but they can end up causing plenty of damage that requires costly repairs if they go undetected. Plumbing issues often sneak up on homeowners with little visible warning. The reality is that most plumbing problems build over time under the surface. Luckily, […]

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