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3 Signs Your Main Sewer Line Has a Clog

June 11, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Your main sewer line is responsible for carrying waste away from your home’s plumbing fixtures, including your sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets. Since much of your home’s plumbing, including the main line, resides below the ground, it can be tough to recognize when an issue is present. However, there are three common warning signs that […]

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Common Plumbing Problems Caused By Clogged Gutters

October 30, 2019
Category: General

Gutters are an integral part of any home, and without them, there are some plumbing problems you could stumble into. It’s not just good enough to have gutters though, you need to keep them clean, too. As an experienced Maryland plumber, we wanted to take some time today to discuss some of the most common […]

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How to Fix a Clogged Dishwasher

August 7, 2019
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

Perhaps nothing has made a bigger impact on the modern kitchen like the dishwasher has. Before, the task of washing dishes was one of the most dreaded, with hours spent leaning over the sink scrubbing away, but those days are long in the past. Today, most kitchens come standard with a dishwasher, and while they’re […]

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Five Tips to Prevent Clogged Drains in Your Home

August 15, 2018
Category: Drains, Tips

Having a clogged drain is never fun, and depending on the extent of the clog, it can be a real pain to get your drain flowing again. But there are several things you can do to help prevent clogs from happening in the first place. The location will have a big impact on the kinds […]

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What is Limescale?

November 22, 2017
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Plumbing Systems

Limescale, also known as calcium scale, is a hard and chalky substance that is off-white in color and can be found primarily on the metallic components of water-operated machinery. Limescale is especially common in pieces of equipment that contain a heating element. It can also be found in the plumbing pipes and pumps in your […]

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Why Liquid Drain Cleaners Can Do More Harm Than Good

September 22, 2017
Category: Drains, General

You probably don’t think much about your plumbing until there’s a problem with it. With a little knowledge about minor plumbing solutions and the help of a local reliable plumber, you’ll be able to tackle these issues quickly and efficiently, before they cause permanent damage. Clogs are one of the most common issues homeowners come […]

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What Not to Put Down a Garbage Disposal

August 31, 2017
Category: Drains, General

Garbage disposals can be a great feature on your kitchen sink in the removal of food waste, but they do come with limitations on what can and can’t be disposed of. Being aware of these limitations can be the difference between a well-functioning disposal with a long lifespan and a broken disposal that requires premature […]

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How to Use a Plunger

July 7, 2017
Category: General, Tips

The plunger is a common household item and is seemingly a very straight-forward piece of plumbing technology, but there is more to this tool than you might think! Let’s learn how to properly use a plunger and go over the basic Dos and Don’ts of plunging: The Proper Way to Plunge Wear rubber gloves to […]

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How to Unclog a Drain Sink

June 22, 2017
Category: Drains

It’s an inevitable occurrence that your sink will clog at one point or another. Ditch the Out-of-Order sign and use these helpful tips for unclogging your sink drain! Flush with Hot Water Flush hot water down kitchen sinks with slow drainage. There are plenty of materials that go down your kitchen sink that can leave buildup […]

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Why You Should Clean Your Drains Regularly

May 26, 2017
Category: Drains

Maintaining the drains in your home may be way down your list of priorities, but it’s a job that shouldn’t be tossed to the back burner. Regular drain maintenance can save you headaches in the future, while keeping your home clean in the present. Here are some reasons why regular drain cleaning is so important, […]

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