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Getting Your Outdoor Plumbing Ready for Summer

May 20, 2022
Category: Outdoor Plumbing

Say goodbye to the cold and hello to hot summer weather. Pool days, barbecues, and ice cream are quickly approaching. Although you may be ready for everything that summer brings, your outdoor plumbing may not. Your outdoor plumbing encounters a lot throughout the summer, so make sure to prepare it by doing these things:  Check […]

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What are Water pH Levels and Why do they Matter?

May 14, 2022
Category: Water Quality

If you have a pool, you likely know at least a little bit about water pH levels, but if you don’t, you may not. It’s important to keep your pool’s water at a healthy pH, but it’s also important to monitor the pH level of your home’s water supply. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, […]

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Having Your New Dishwasher Installed by a Professional Plumber

May 2, 2022
Category: Residential Plumbing

You have your new dishwasher but aren’t sure how you’re going to set it up. Don’t worry; a plumber can help! Did you know that plumbers install dishwashers? When it comes to DIY projects around the house, installing a dishwasher should never be something you do. Here’s why you should always have your dishwasher installed […]

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What to Do When Your Hot Water Heater Leaks

April 29, 2022
Category: Water Heater

Water heaters can last a long time, but even the best ones can break and leak. When your water heater does break, you need to take action immediately. A leaky water heater may seem like a minor inconvenience, but if left untreated, it can turn into a major problem. While you wait on a master […]

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When Does Your Clog Need a Plumber?

April 22, 2022
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Do you have pipes or drains in your home that are clogged? Clogs can be a real pain, but they can also lead to bigger problems down the road. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve unclogged more than our fair share of clogs, and we wanted to take a little bit of time to […]

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Replacing Hot Water Heaters Before It’s Too Late

April 15, 2022
Category: Water Heater

Hot water heaters are an essential part of both homes and businesses. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve helped thousands of Marylanders with their water heaters and know all too well the horrors that a burst water heater can entail. We wanted to take some time today to talk about why you should replace […]

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Well Water System Services

April 1, 2022
Category: Plumbing Systems, Well Pump

If you’re not close enough to any city water systems, you’ll have to get your water from a personal well. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we offer a lot of general plumbing services, and that includes a significant number of well services. Wells are usually made by drilling deep into the ground and then […]

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Common Water Line Issues

March 25, 2022
Category: Plumbing Systems

The water line that brings fresh water to your home is an essential part of your plumbing system. It’s what allows you to enjoy hot showers, cook, clean, and do an array of other day-to-day tasks. The most important thing that ensures a smooth and continuous flow of water is your house’s main water line. […]

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What to Do If There’s No Water Pressure

March 16, 2022
Category: Residential Plumbing, Tips

There are many possible reasons why your home suddenly has no water. This is not only inconvenient but left unchecked, it can lead to an unhealthy home environment. But before you call an emergency plumber, there are a few things you can check first. Here’s what to do if there’s no water pressure in your […]

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What to Do When the Water in Your Home is Dirty

March 11, 2022
Category: Water Quality

Turning on your faucet and seeing brown or discolored water coming out is a scary thing, and it’s a horror tale we’ve heard all too often. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve helped many homeowners with their water problems and wanted to take some time today to talk about what you should do when […]

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