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5 Things That Should Never be Flushed Down the Toilet

August 23, 2021
Category: Tips

Most people believe that once you flush something down the toilet, the item is out of sight, out of mind. But, if you flush certain things down the toilet, it can cause damage that you’ll have to deal with later. The truth is that toilet pipes are delicate and can’t handle certain items. If you […]

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What to do if Your Toilet Overflows

August 9, 2021
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Oftentimes the first thing people do when they see that their toilet is overflowing is panic. But being informed can help you avoid panic if your toilet overflows and avoid a disgusting mess in your bathroom. Here’s what you do if your toilet overflows. Step #1: Shut Off Water Supply Turn off the valve underneath […]

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How Does Pipe Corrosion Happen?

August 2, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

Pipe corrosion isn’t just an aesthetic problem; it’s also a functionality problem. Corrosion can interfere with water pressure, weaken pipes, and cause significant health problems. Left unresolved, corroded pipes can lead to the need for a whole-house repping. That’s why it’s important that you understand why pipes corrode, how to prevent it, and what to […]

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Top 5 Summer Plumbing Maintenance Tips

July 22, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing, Tips

When temperatures start to rise, people often think about how the temperature will impact their air conditioning, thermostat, and energy bill. What people don’t think about is the impact of the weather and summer conditions on their plumbing system. Summer conditions can put your plumbing system through a lot, and that’s why plumbing maintenance is […]

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5 Reasons to Keep Your Drains Clean This Summer

July 12, 2021
Category: General

Your drains are probably the last thing you’re thinking about during the summer. But, even though you aren’t thinking about them, your drains are working overtime during the summer. More food, sand, and other debris can negatively affect your drains. That’s why you can benefit from summer drain cleaning. Here are five reasons why you […]

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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 […]

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Commercial Plumbing Maintenance for Summer

August 20, 2020
Category: Commercial Plumbing

Your commercial plumbing sees a lot of action during the summer months. It has to deal with debris, increased usage, and higher temperatures. If you haven’t thought about your building’s plumbing system in a while, now is the time to take preventative actions to avoid costly plumbing mishaps in the fall or winter. Take a […]

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Can I Use Liquid Drain Cleaner to Unclog my Toilet?

June 19, 2020
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

As seasoned Maryland plumbers, we’re well aware of how tempting it can be for homeowners to use “quick-fix” products from their local grocery or hardware store when an issue arises with their plumbing system. What’s so enticing about these products is that they claim to guarantee the fix at a low cost and are advertised […]

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Common Issues with Your Bathroom’s Plumbing

December 27, 2019
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Considering all that goes on in a bathroom, for many homeowners, plumbing is a common problem. Sometimes homeowners can fix the situation on their own and other times they may need to call an expert. Take a look at some of these common issues with bathroom plumbing: Clogged Toilet This is an extremely common plumbing […]

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3 Ways Leaky Pipes Will Hurt Your Home

November 26, 2019
Category: Residential Plumbing

Nobody likes hearing the constant dripping of water from a leak in their home. Not only can this sound be annoying, but it can also pose major health and physical risks to your home and the people in it. Let’s take a look at the ways a leaky pipe can turn from an annoyance to […]

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