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Why You Shouldn’t Have the Big Box Stores Install Your Appliance

February 19, 2024
Category: Tips

When it comes to purchasing appliances for your home, big box stores offer convenience and a wide selection of options. However, opting for their installation services may not always be the wisest choice. While the allure of a one-stop shopping experience may seem appealing, there are several reasons why relying on professional installation services is […]


Compounding Clog Issues with DIY Plumbing

February 12, 2024
Category: Tips

DIY projects can be satisfying and cost-effective, but when it comes to plumbing, the stakes are high. Attempting to fix clogs and plumbing issues without proper knowledge and tools can lead to compounded problems and costly repairs down the line. Keep reading to explore the risks of DIY plumbing, particularly when it comes to addressing […]


What Homeowners Should Know About Their Drainage Systems

February 5, 2024
Category: Seasonal

A well-functioning drainage system is vital for maintaining the integrity and functionality of your home. From preventing water damage to preserving the structural integrity of your property, understanding how your drainage system works and how to maintain it is crucial for every homeowner. Take a look at the essential aspects homeowners should know about their […]


Should I Repair or Replace My Hot Water Heater?

January 22, 2024
Category: Water Heater

At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we recognize the significance of a reliable hot water heater in your home. When facing issues, homeowners often find themselves at a crossroads—deciding between repairs or investing in a new unit. Let us guide you through the decision-making process, considering factors that will help you make an informed choice […]


No Plumbing Job Too Big or Small

January 15, 2024
Category: General

As a seasoned player in the industry, we understand that plumbing issues come in all shapes and sizes. Our commitment to excellence, however, remains unwavering, making us the go-to choice for a diverse range of plumbing needs. We like to say that there is no plumbing job too big or too small for us to […]


Installing Your Big Box Appliance

January 8, 2024
Category: Tips

In the realm of plumbing and heating, efficiency and reliability are paramount. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we understand the importance of seamlessly integrating big box appliances into your space. Whether it’s a new water heater, boiler, or furnace, the installation process can seem daunting. However, with the right guidance, you can navigate this […]


Avoiding Rainy Drainage Issues

January 1, 2024
Category: Outdoor Plumbing

At Michael Runk Plumbing & Heating, we understand the importance of maintaining a dry and functional property. One of the challenges that many homeowners face, especially during the rainy season, is drainage issues. Poor drainage can lead to a host of problems, including water damage, foundation issues, and even mold growth. Here we’ll share valuable […]


Something Stuck in Your Garbage Disposal? Keep Hands Out!

December 25, 2023
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

Garbage disposals are great kitchen appliances that make cleaning up after meals a breeze. They help reduce food waste and keep your kitchen smelling fresh. However, encountering a jam or something stuck in your garbage disposal can be a common issue. While it might be tempting to reach in and remove the obstruction with your […]


What to Look for In Your New Toilet

December 18, 2023
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Selecting a new toilet may not be the most exciting home improvement project, but it’s undoubtedly an essential one. Your toilet is a fixture you use every day, and choosing the right one can make a significant difference in terms of comfort, water efficiency, and overall bathroom aesthetics. Look at these key factors when looking […]


What to Do If Your Shower is Leaking

December 11, 2023
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

A leaking shower can be a frustrating and potentially costly issue. Not only can it lead to water wastage, but it can also cause damage to your bathroom’s structure, create mold and mildew problems, and increase your water bills. If you discover a shower leak, it’s essential to address it promptly to prevent further damage. […]


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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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