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Common Well Pump Issues

September 21, 2022
Category: Well Pump

When you have your own well pump, you enjoy all the benefits that come with having your own water supply. But when it comes to fixing well pump problems, being on your own can be daunting. Well pump problems will affect your home’s water supply and disrupt your daily routines. Take a look at these […]


How to Avoid Clogs in Your Kitchen

September 2, 2022
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

Nobody likes clogs, especially unexpected ones. But without proper care for your plumbing, you’re going to experience a lot of them. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve unclogged more than our fair share of pipes over the years, and know a few tips you can use to prevent them from getting clogged in the […]


What to Do if Your Hot Water Heater Bursts

August 19, 2022
Category: Water Heater

Unfortunately, all water heaters fail eventually. Sometimes you can catch the warning signs early enough to replace it before a catastrophic mess occurs in your home or business. But other times, you aren’t so lucky. If your water heater bursts, here’s what you need to do. 1. Turn Off the Water Supply The first thing […]


Do My Pipes Need to Be Replaced?

August 12, 2022
Category: Plumbing Systems

Have you been noticing some issues with your home’s pipes? Issues like a lack of water pressure, or a discoloration of your water could indicate an issue with your pipes. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve been providing homeowners in Maryland with our plumbing services for years and wanted to talk about a few […]


What is a Main Water Line and How Does it Impact My Plumbing?

August 6, 2022
Category: Tips

As a homeowner, it’s important that you understand the basics of how plumbing water supply lines work. That’s because your home’s main water line is responsible for bringing fresh water into your home. Mastering the basic understanding of how it works will help you detect any problems and deal with emergencies related to plumbing water […]


What are PH levels in Water and Why Do They Matter?

August 2, 2022
Category: Water Quality

When you walk down the water aisle at your local grocery store, you’re probably surprised by the number of different types of bottled water. They advertise something different, like spring water or vitamin-enriched water. It’s not uncommon for water bottle companies to boast about the pH level of their water, but does that really matter? […]


5 Things to Know About Garbage Disposals

July 21, 2022
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

A garbage disposal is a very useful home appliance, but sometimes they malfunction. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve worked on lots of garbage disposals and wanted to talk about five things you should know about garbage disposals. 1. You Can Cut Down on Smells One of the complaints we hear the most often […]


Why DIY Plumbing Can End Up Costing More Than a Plumber

July 11, 2022
Category: Residential Plumbing

If you’re like most people, you enjoy saving money and doing things on your own. For the most part, it works, and you save a lot of money on tasks that would usually cost a lot more if someone else were to do it. However, when it comes to plumbing, it’s not that easy. Your […]


Plumbing for New Commercial Spaces

July 1, 2022
Category: Commercial Plumbing

Constructing or renovating a new commercial space can be exciting, but it can also be extremely challenging. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve worked with business owners from companies both large and small. Whether you need an entirely new plumbing system installed or just need some renovations made, we can help! Discuss Your Needs […]


Modern Kitchen Sink Options

June 21, 2022
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

Looking to redo your kitchen or replace your sink? There are a few different options available today, and we have experience installing all of them. As an experienced Maryland plumber, we wanted to take some time to talk about the different kinds of sinks you can have installed in your kitchen. Top Mount Sinks Also […]


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