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Understanding Hard Water

September 25, 2023
Category: Water Quality

At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we believe in delivering top-notch information to help our clients make informed decisions about their home’s plumbing and heating systems. One common issue that many homeowners face is the presence of hard water. We wanted to take some time to delve into the concept of hard water, its causes, […]


Choosing the Right Water Filtration System

September 18, 2023
Category: Water Quality

In today’s fast-paced world, ensuring the quality of the water we consume is of paramount importance. Water is not only essential for our survival, but it also plays a vital role in maintaining our health and well-being. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we understand the significance of clean and safe water for your household. […]


Hiring a Plumber to Install a New Washer

September 11, 2023
Category: Residential Plumbing

When it comes to home improvements and appliance installations, seeking professional assistance is often a wise choice. Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating is here to guide you through the process of hiring a plumber to install a new washer. With our expertise and commitment to quality service, you can ensure a seamless installation experience that […]


Hose Bib Replacement FAQs

September 4, 2023
Category: Outdoor Plumbing

The hose bib, also known as an outdoor faucet or spigot, serves as a vital connection point for water in our homes. Whether it’s for watering the garden, washing the car, or other outdoor tasks, a functioning hose bib is important. However, like any plumbing component, hose bibs can wear out over time, leading to […]


Plumbing for Refinished Basements

August 28, 2023
Category: Residential Plumbing

Refinishing a basement can significantly enhance the functionality and value of your home. Whether you plan to transform it into a living space, a home office, or a recreational area, ensuring proper plumbing is essential. This blog will guide you through the key considerations and offer useful tips to successfully incorporate plumbing into your refinished […]


Why Won’t My Sink Water Drain?

August 21, 2023
Category: Drains

When it comes to our everyday lives, we often take certain things for granted, such as the ability to turn on a faucet and have water flow effortlessly into the sink. However, there are times when we encounter situations where the water simply won’t join the sink, leaving us puzzled and frustrated. At Michael Runk […]


Clogged Sewer Issues

August 14, 2023
Category: Residential Plumbing

A clogged sewer is not only a frustrating inconvenience but also a potential health hazard. When your sewer system becomes blocked, it can lead to unpleasant odors, water backup, and even damage to your property. Understanding the causes, signs, and solutions for clogged sewer issues is essential for maintaining a healthy and functional plumbing system. […]


Why Call a Plumber for a Drain Clog

August 7, 2023
Category: Drains

Dealing with a drain clog can be a frustrating experience. Whether it’s a slow drain, standing water, or unpleasant odors, it’s a problem that needs immediate attention. While some homeowners may be tempted to tackle the issue themselves, calling a professional plumber is often the best course of action. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, […]


Do You Know a Good Plumber?

July 24, 2023
Category: General

At some point in our lives, we have all experienced plumbing issues that require professional assistance. Whether it’s a leaky faucet, a clogged drain, or a burst pipe, plumbing problems can be a major inconvenience and even lead to costly repairs if not addressed promptly. That’s why it’s essential to have a reliable plumber on […]


How Often Should I Have My Water Treated?

July 17, 2023
Category: Water Quality

Water is an essential resource that we rely on for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and other everyday activities. However, it is not always guaranteed that the water coming out of our taps is of the highest quality. Water treatment is crucial in ensuring that our water is safe and healthy for consumption. But how often should […]


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