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When Do You Need a Plumber for a Clog?

December 26, 2022
Category: Drains

No one ever wants to experience a clog in their home or business, but no matter how careful you are, eventually, you’re probably going to have to deal with a clog. Many clogs can easily be cleared with just a plunger, but what do you do when you can’t unclog your pipe or drain yourself? […]


What is a Certified Master Plumber?

December 19, 2022
Category: Residential Plumbing

You shouldn’t let just anyone work on your plumbing; instead, you should always try to find a certified master plumber. Certified master plumbers are plumbing professionals who have gone through extensive training to attain diverse knowledge of plumbing. Keep reading to learn more about what a certified master plumber is and why they are beneficial […]


Installing a New Dishwasher

December 12, 2022
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

You just bought a new dishwasher, but the only problem is that you don’t know how to install it. While you can easily find videos and instructions online for how to install dishwashers, it’s always a good idea to have a professional plumber do it for you. However, if you are a savvy DIYer, follow […]


Common Causes of Leaks at Home

December 7, 2022
Category: Residential Plumbing

We all rely on the plumbing in our home, but no matter how well you maintain your pipes, eventually leaks are going to spring. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve been providing homeowners with our plumbing services for years, and have handled far more than our fair share of leaks. It’s generally a good […]


Commercial Plumbing for Retail Spaces

November 28, 2022
Category: Commercial Plumbing

Plumbing problems have the potential to shut your business down indefinitely. That’s why it’s important to have reliable commercial plumbing in place. There are different types of plumbing available for commercial buildings that are often designed to suit a specific need. Take a look at these types of plumbing for commercial buildings.     Stainless […]


5 Avoidable Plumbing Problems

November 16, 2022
Category: Tips

Nobody ever wants something to go wrong with the plumbing in their home or business. Alas, even the most well maintained plumbing systems will likely experience an issue from time to time. Having said that, there are a number of plumbing problems that can easily be avoided. We wanted to talk about five different plumbing […]


What Does a Water Test Show?

November 9, 2022
Category: Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules that protect public drinking water systems do not apply to individual or privately-owned water systems. If you are an individual water system owner, it’s up to you to test your water to ensure that it’s safe to use and consume. A water test will indicate the safety of […]


Custom Plumbing for a New Retail Space

November 2, 2022
Category: Commercial Plumbing

Opening a new retail space is always an exciting time, but it can also be a really difficult time. There are a lot of things you have to worry about, designing the inside, hiring new staff, getting new inventory, and a whole myriad of other concerns and pressing matters. Depending on what kind of retail […]


Do I Need a Sump Pump Backup System?

October 17, 2022
Category: Sump Pump

If you have a sump pump in your home, you likely know how important it is. A sump pump works to remove water in areas prone to flooding, typically basements and cellars. Without sump pumps, many Maryland cellars and basements would be rendered inoperable. But what happens if your sump pump fails? Or if there’s […]


What Is a Sump Pump?

October 10, 2022
Category: Sump Pump

Flooded basements would be all too common if it weren’t for a device called a “sump pump”. Your home’s sump pump is constantly working to protect your home from flooding. Most of the time, homeowners don’t even know they have one until a storm makes them work overtime. Here’s what you need to know about […]


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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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