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The Do’s and Don’ts of Handling a Clogged Drain

April 17, 2020
Category: Tips

A clogged drain is a common plumbing problem that occurs in most homes from time to time. They can be a hassle to deal with and a major inconvenience for members of the home. Sometimes these clogs are preventable, and other times they’re inevitable. Regardless of the case, here’s a look at some of the […]

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Does Your Kitchen Need a Garbage Disposal?

January 9, 2020
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

Garbage disposals are a popular kitchen accessory for many homeowners. This sink add-on is an effective way to dispose of leftover food without any hassle to the homeowner. The best thing about garbage disposals is that they are easy for your local plumber to install and are affordable. Take a look at some of the […]

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Drainage Issues Are No Joke

October 9, 2019
Category: Drains

If you’ve ever had drainage issues at your home then you know how damaging and costly they can be, and if you haven’t, then trust us, you don’t want to. Homes all across the state have issues with drainage, and many Marylanders regularly experience flooding issues. As an experienced Carroll County, MD drain and plumbing […]

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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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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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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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When to Call a Professional Plumber

January 24, 2018
Category: General

Plumbers exist for a reason. They aim to fix the worst problems, which are usually ones that can’t be solved by the homeowner on their own. There are, however, a few tasks that can be completed without calling a plumber. It’s important to know the distinction between the two. Plumbers are here to help. Here’s […]

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Common Plumbing Myths That Can Cost You Money

November 28, 2017
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

We’ve all heard tips and tricks to help solve plumbing woes, but which tips are helpful, and which are actually harmful? If you are having a plumbing problem the last thing you want to do is make it worse. Let’s look at some common plumbing myths that could wind up costing you in the long […]

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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 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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