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Broken Glass in Your Garbage Disposal?

June 5, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

We’ve all dropped a glass only to see it shatter, sending shards everywhere. Picking up and finding all of the pieces can be a hassle, especially considering the threat of missing one and stepping on it later. Breaking glass in your sink may not seem like a massive problem, but if you have a garbage […]

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Can You Really Flush Flushable Wipes?

May 29, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

Advancements in the personal hygiene and toiletry industries have done well to make standard bathroom activities more convenient, comfortable, efficient, and, when necessary, aromatic. However, these innovative and attractive bathroom accessories are not without their share of drawbacks and can often be harmful to infants, pets, people with illnesses, plumbing systems, and the environment. Flushable […]

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Is Your Well Pump in Trouble?

May 22, 2019
Category: Tips

Well pumps are used to extract water from your well water source. Most of these are entirely submerged in the water which they are pumping, making it important to have them inspected on a regular basis to prevent problems. Should there be any issues, a well pump repair service in Maryland can take care of […]

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Should You Get Your Shower Head Replaced?

May 16, 2019
Category: Tips

Think about all of the time that you spend in the shower. It probably adds up to quite a bit throughout the month. As you shower, have you noticed any odd build-up on your shower head? Have you noticed a lack of water pressure? What about a weird smell? Though these symptoms could be coming […]

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What is Limescale?

May 7, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

One of the most prevalent substances that builds up in and around plumbing fixtures is limescale. Whether you are familiar with the term or not, you’ve undoubtedly encountered it in your home at one time or another. To best explain how limescale is formed, we must first understand water hardness. Water Hardness Water is considered […]

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Why is My Shower Screaming?

May 3, 2019
Category: Tips

Have you ever turned on your shower, only to hear your pipes squeal and clank? How can you take a relaxing shower when your ears are being polluted with a rattling pipe scream. You may be able to fix the sound yourself, or you may require the services of a emergency plumbing specialist in Maryland. […]

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How to Get Rid of a Garbage Disposal Odor

April 23, 2019
Category: Drains

You come home from work, head into your kitchen to get a drink, when you’re hit with a horrible smell. You open the fridge and sniff, nope. The trash can? No dice. Where could this smell be emanating from? You walk towards your sink, sniff, it’s the garbage disposal. Now you’ve found the smell, but […]

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Clogs that Need a Plumber’s Touch

April 17, 2019
Category: Uncategorized

We’ve all had a clogged drain at some point. For minor clogs, like a toilet clog, a plunger will typically suffice. However, while minor clogs may be able to be fixed in house, you should contact a local Eldersburg plumber for any serious clogs. We wanted to take some time today to look at some […]

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What to Do During a Plumbing Emergency

April 10, 2019
Category: Tips

Plumbing is kind of like your car, you don’t truly appreciate it until it breaks down. Maybe you had a pipe burst and now your basement is flooding, maybe you have an overflowing toilet. No matter what is going wrong, there are a couple of things you need to do to manage and repair your […]

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The Case Against Chemical Drain Cleaners

April 4, 2019
Category: Drains

Chemical drain cleaning products are advertised as a quick and easy solution to common plumbing clogs in your home. But are they really as safe and efficient as they claim to be? There’s a big reason why professional plumbers not only refuse to use these products in their customers’ homes, but also in their own […]

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