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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 […]


Dealing with Water Main Line Issues

June 15, 2022
Category: Emergency Plumbing

When something goes wrong with your water main line, it can be a major inconvenience. But, it’s important not to panic. Sometimes you can see the problem coming, but other times it can take you by complete surprise. Either way, here’s what you should do if you’re dealing with a water main line issue.  Remove […]


Get an Emergency Sump Pump System Installed Before a Damaging Event

June 10, 2022
Category: Sump Pump

Installing a sump pump is the single most sensible thing one can do to prevent flooding and subsequent water damage to their home. These pumps prevent flooding by collecting water buildup near a building and dispersing it away from the building. Here’s why installing an emergency sump pump system before a damaging event occurs is […]


When Should Old Pipes Be Replaced?

June 6, 2022
Category: Plumbing Systems

It’s common for homeowners to assume that their home’s plumbing will naturally function and perform smoothly and reliably as long as their house is standing. However, like most things, pipes age and need to be replaced. This is because failing pipes and plumbing will not only inconvenience you and your family but can also lead […]


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