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Stay on Top of Plumbing Leaks this Summer

July 24, 2018
Category: Tips

Is your water bill suspiciously high? Are you finding water damage on some of your walls? You might have a few plumbing leaks. However, not all leaks are equal. Some will be simple fixes and others could become major disasters. Let’s take a look at the types of possible leaks that you may have and […]

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How Do Plumbing Vents Work?

July 18, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

What Are Plumbing Vents? Have you ever noticed long, tube-like structures protruding from the roofs of homes in your neighborhood? Many of us can recall seeing them but have never thought to ask what they are or why they’re there! Vent pipes, also referred to as vent stacks, are plumbing components that exist to regulate […]

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Commercial Plumbing Solutions in Maryland

July 11, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing

Office plumbing is often set up differently than the plumbing in residential homes. Why? Because office buildings are structured differently than homes and typically see significantly more traffic. It is because commercial spaces need to accommodate a higher frequency of plumbing use that commercial plumbing is designed intentionally to work with higher capacities of water […]

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Why is my Water Heater Leaking?

July 2, 2018
Category: Water Heater

If you’ve noticed a leak coming from your water heater, then it’s time to call a plumber. Whether the problem is small or more serious, ignoring leaks coming from your water heater will inevitably lead to bigger problems down the line. Let’s look at the most common reasons that hot water heaters leak. Loose Connections […]

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Why Does My Kitchen Drain Smell So Bad?

June 28, 2018
Category: Drains

Kitchen sinks see a lot of horrors over the years. Grease, old macaroni and cheese, and other nastiness has probably made it into your sink. It’s unfortunate, but it’s the truth. Now, you have a nasty smell coming out of your kitchen sink drain and you don’t know why. Today we’re going to be taking […]

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How Do a Boiler and Water Heater Differ?

June 20, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Water Heater

Oftentimes, the terms ‘boiler’ and ‘water heater’ are used interchangeably. This perpetuates the misconception that the two appliances are identical. In actuality, a boiler and a water heater differ greatly! It’s important to understand the distinction between the two, because it can make a huge difference when it comes to repairs and understanding your home’s […]

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Is it hard to replace a toilet?

June 13, 2018
Category: Tips

Replacing plumbing fixtures in your home can get complicated if you’re not as educated on the process as the professionals. Explore these steps to replace a toilet and you might reconsider tackling the job on your own! STEP #1 – Measure Before you pick out a new toilet, you want to make sure you know […]

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Bathtub is leaking through the hole near the faucet?

June 5, 2018
Category: Drains

Have you ever noticed the small hole near the rim of your bathtub, just slightly under the faucet? This is an overflow hole, and it has a specific and important purpose when it comes to preventing water damage in your home. The Problem: A lot of us have adapted to a more fast-paced lifestyle and […]

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Who Do I Call About a Leaking Water Main?

May 30, 2018
Category: General

If you’ve noticed a problem with a leaking water main leading into your home, you may not know where to start or who to call. Who is responsible for repairing a water line going into your home? Is it your responsibility? The water companies? Who can fix it? These are all questions you may have, […]

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Is PEX a Good Choice Over Copper?

May 23, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

Are you repairing your pipes all the time? Are you building a new house to call your own? Piping usually comes in two different materials: copper and PEX. Both of these materials make for solid pipes, but one certainly outshines the other. If you’re wondering about the difference between copper and PEX, or you have […]

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