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5 Reasons to Install a New Garbage Disposal

June 24, 2021
Category: Drains, Kitchen Plumbing, Plumbing Systems, Residential Plumbing

Wouldn’t it be nice to eliminate a step in your post-meal cleanup? With a garbage disposal, you can. Throughout the years, people have looked to garbage disposals to make cleaning the kitchen faster and easier. However, some people have been on the fence about whether or not to make this addition. If you’re one of […]


How Often Should Your Well Be Serviced?

June 9, 2021
Category: Well Pump

A well is one of those things that we rarely think about until it stops working. Once it stops working, we ask ourselves, “could I have done something to prevent this?”. The answer could be, “yes.” All you need to do is keep your well in good condition through regular service. How often should you […]


5 Unexpected Problems Clogged Drains Cause in Your Home

June 1, 2021
Category: Drains

If you notice a fixture is draining slowly, it could be clogged. The important thing to remember is to not overlook the problem. A clogged drain may not seem like a big deal at first, but it can cause serious problems if left unattended. Take a look at these five unexpected issues a clogged drain […]


What is Reverse Osmosis Filtration?

May 26, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

There are many different contaminants and pollutants that can affect your home’s water, but there are many water filtration technologies to choose from. Reverse osmosis filtration is very effective, and our team at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating explains the process below. Understanding how your system works helps you both maintain your home and see […]


What is the Black Gunk on My Plumbing Fixtures?

May 19, 2021
Category: Tips

The black gunk, slime, or sludge around your plumbing fixtures is probably not something you want to see in your house. This substance is often smelly, sticky, and gross. Although it is unpleasant to look at, you can rest assured that having black gunk on your fixtures is pretty common. Here is what you need […]


5 Ways to Reduce Your Monthly Water Bill

May 12, 2021
Category: General

Did you know that you may be overpaying on your water bill? There are several ways your water bill might be higher than it should be. With that being said, there are several things you can do to lower your water bill. Read through these five tips to start conserving water at home.  1. Inspect […]


Why Would You Need a Backup Sump Pump?

May 1, 2021
Category: General

Although backup sump pumps are not required in your home, they are certainly helpful. Homeowners often learn the hard way that it’s always best to be overprepared rather than underprepared. Having a backup sump pump gives you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from flooding. We recommend that homeowners have a battery-operated […]


5 Easy Plumbing Upgrades for Your Bathroom

April 21, 2021
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

When you move into your home, you often look at the kitchen, storage space, bedrooms, etc. The bathrooms can even be interesting if they have unique upgrades. However, we often wait until after the fact to make these changes. To spruce up your bathroom just a little bit, use these five quick upgrades that our […]


5 Easy Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

April 14, 2021
Category: General

The planet needs your help. Municipalities across the United States are expected to experience significant water shortages over the next ten years. Although legislation is being written to assist with water conservation efforts, there are some ways you can conserve water now. These are five easy ways to can conserve water in your home. 1. […]


Why Am I Running Out of Hot Water?

April 5, 2021
Category: Water Heater

Nobody likes being greeted with cold water when they’re expecting it to be hot. There are a variety of reasons why your house is running out of hot water. Sometimes, it’s an easy fix. Other times, you’ll need the help of a professional plumber. Here some of the most common reasons for running out of […]


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