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When Should I Replace My Hot Water Heater?

December 15, 2021
Category: Water Heater

Homeowners rarely think about their home’s water heater until they have a problem with their water. One of the most common reasons for a problem with water is an outdated water heater. Although a well-maintained water heater can last for many years, there comes a time when it’s time to replace it. How do you […]


Avoiding Frozen Pipes

November 30, 2021
Category: Seasonal

We’re now entering deep into the throes of winter, and things are starting to get cold. When we feel cold, we can just put on a jacket or coat, but your home’s pipes need some help to keep warm. Failing to keep your home’s pipes sufficiently heated, could lead to them freezing and bursting. At […]


5 Complex Plumbing Issues that Require a Truly Experienced Plumber

November 19, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

No matter how well a plumber installs pipes during a building’s initial construction, plumbing problems are always inevitable. Although some plumbing problems can be easy for a homeowner to solve on their own, some plumbing problems need the expertise of an experienced plumber. If you’re facing any of these five complex plumbing issues, contact an […]


Why A Small Leak Can Lead to a Big Problem

November 13, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

Chances are, if you were to spill water, your first reaction would be to wipe it away with some type of cloth. That’s because you know that if you don’t wipe the water off, it can cause problems for the surface it comes in contact with. However, since plumbing leaks are often hard to detect, […]


5 Common Contaminants in Water That Can Be a Concern

November 8, 2021
Category: Water Quality

When we’re drinking our daily doses of water or using water to shower, how often do you find yourself wondering what’s actually in the water? You may be shocked to discover that sometimes there are a variety of contaminants living inside your tap water. Every water source is treated in facilities to be suitable for […]


The Basics of Home Plumbing Systems

October 27, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing

Have you ever wondered how your home’s plumbing system works? At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we know the ins and outs of modern residential plumbing systems. We sat down today to write out a little guide. Not every home has the same plumbing system, but most follow these guidelines. The Water Supply Intake System […]


Does My Well Pump Need to Be Repaired or Replaced?

October 22, 2021
Category: Well Pump

If you live in a densely populated city or suburb, you probably don’t think much about where your water comes from. However, for those living in rural areas, a private well system is likely the source of your water needs. It’s equipped with a well pump that delivers water to the house. When your well […]


Why Water Testing is Important

October 15, 2021
Category: General

No matter if your home’s water is supplied by a public source or a private one, it is important to understand what is and is not in your water. Water quality can no longer be taken for granted. Your water can be negatively affected by things like contamination, an aging water distribution system, your home’s […]


Keeping Your Outside Drains Clean

October 6, 2021
Category: Drains

Trying to keep your home’s outdoor drains clear and clean can be a difficult task, especially now that autumn is here and the leaves are falling. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve worked with Maryland homeowners for years, and have a lot of experience cleaning outdoor drains. What Happens When Your Drain Gets Clogged? […]


5 Things to Know When Getting Your Well Pump Replaced

October 4, 2021
Category: Well Pump

Your well pump is the heart of your home’s water system. It’s designed to pump water upwards and into a designated water system. Your home has either a submersible pump or jet pump. Regardless of the type of pump your home has, you will eventually need to have it replaced. Here are some things you […]


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