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What Type of Water Heater is Most Popular?

March 13, 2023
Category: Water Heater

When it comes to choosing a water heater for your home, there are many options to consider. From traditional tank-style models to newer, more efficient options, there’s a water heater to fit every need and budget. When replacing your old water heater, it is important to know your options. Take a look at some of […]


How Often Do I Need to Have My Sewer Line Cleaned?

March 6, 2023
Category: General

As a homeowner, you might not think about your sewer line until something goes wrong. A clogged sewer line can cause backups and flooding in your home, leading to expensive repairs and cleanup. To prevent these problems, it’s important to have your sewer line cleaned regularly. But how often do you need to do this? […]


Real Life DIY Plumbing Stories

February 27, 2023
Category: Emergency Plumbing

Plumbing systems are complicated, and installing or repairing them can be extremely complicated. When you’ve been in the plumbing industry as long as we have, you hear more than a few horror stories about DIY plumbing projects. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve been providing Marylanders with our professional plumbing services for years, and […]


What Is a Master Plumber?

February 20, 2023
Category: General

A master plumber is a journeyman who has undergone extensive training, and has attained diverse knowledge of plumbing. In essence, they’re the most qualified type of plumber to trust in handling your plumbing needs. Being a master plumber is something that we at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating take very seriously, and we want our […]


Hooking Up a New Washer

February 13, 2023
Category: Tips

Installing a new washing machine can make a big difference in your day-to-day routine. Whether installing a washing machine in your home for the first time, replacing a broken washer, or renovating your laundry room, hooking up a washing machine can be a bit challenging. Even if you have an instruction manual, it can contain […]


Common Sewer Line Issues

February 6, 2023
Category: Plumbing Systems

Although difficult to see and reach, your home’s sewer line is an integral part of its plumbing system. When working properly, it does an excellent job of carrying out various types of waste from your home safely. However, whenever there is a problem with your sewer line, not only is it hard to detect, but […]


What Are the Effects of a Clogged Drain?

January 23, 2023
Category: Drains

Nobody likes to discover a clogged drain, but unfortunately, they’re practically inevitable. It may seem tempting to just deal with a clog later, but allowing a clog to persist can lead to a variety of issues. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, our team of professional plumbers has been providing Maryland with all manner of […]


How Do You Know If Your Heat Pump is Going Bad

January 16, 2023
Category: Heat Pump

A heat pump is essential to maintaining homeostasis in your home or business. Without a properly functioning heat pump, you won’t be able to adjust your thermostat, but how do you know it’s your heat pump that is malfunctioning? At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve repaired more than our fair share of heat pumps […]


How Can You Tell If Your Well Pump is Bad?

January 9, 2023
Category: Well Pump

You expect water to flow immediately when you turn on the faucet – regardless if your home gets its water from municipal sources or your backyard well. Over 15 million homes in America utilize private water wells, and all of those wells require a well pump to get the water from the well and into […]


True Tales of Avoidable Home Plumbing Problems

January 2, 2023
Category: Tips

When you own a home, it sometimes seems like the need for maintenance is never-ending. Ensuring each component of your home is working as intended requires keen, regular observation of how everything functions. This is especially true for plumbing systems. When working properly, a home’s plumbing system can be easily overlooked, but if certain issues […]


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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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