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Local vs Franchise Plumber: Which is Better?

November 11, 2020
Category: General

You have plenty of options when it comes to plumbers. You’ve seen a few plumbing franchises, but you’ve heard about some great local plumbers too. Which one should you choose? The truth is that while franchise plumbers are a great option, it’s best to hire your local plumber. Here’s why.  Reputation in the Community When […]

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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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Closing Down Your Outdoor Plumbing Fixtures

October 17, 2019
Category: Outdoor Plumbing

As much as we hate to say it, summer is almost over, and that means the cold days of autumn and winter are just around the corner. That means it’s time to trade in your swimsuits and tank-tops for winter coats and sweat pants, and it also means it’s time to close down all of […]

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Prepping Your Plumbing for Fall

September 12, 2019
Category: Tips

We all love the bright and warm days of summer, but fall is very quickly approaching, and you need to get your home ready for it. It’s time to close up your pool, put away the horseshoes, and also prepare your home’s plumbing for the colder months of autumn. There’s a lot that you can […]

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Common Summer Plumbing Problems

August 8, 2018
Category: Tips

Plumbing problems can happen anytime during the year, but there are a few problems that tend to happen more during the warm summer months. Plumbing issues are never fun to deal with, but by knowing what issues might arise you can be better prepared and know how to deal with them. Here are some plumbing […]

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Why is my Water Heater Leaking?

July 2, 2018
Category: Water Heater

If you’ve noticed a leak coming from your water heater, then it’s time to call a plumber. Whether the problem is small or more serious, ignoring leaks coming from your water heater will inevitably lead to bigger problems down the line. Let’s look at the most common reasons that hot water heaters leak. Loose Connections […]

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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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Who Do I Call About a Leaking Water Main?

May 30, 2018
Category: General

If you’ve noticed a problem with a leaking water main leading into your home, you may not know where to start or who to call. Who is responsible for repairing a water line going into your home? Is it your responsibility? The water companies? Who can fix it? These are all questions you may have, […]

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Is PEX a Good Choice Over Copper?

May 23, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

Are you repairing your pipes all the time? Are you building a new house to call your own? Piping usually comes in two different materials: copper and PEX. Both of these materials make for solid pipes, but one certainly outshines the other. If you’re wondering about the difference between copper and PEX, or you have […]

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Should I Hire a Commercial Plumber for a Small Office?

May 16, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing

Even if your office is small with only a few employees, it’s best to call a commercial plumber as opposed to a residential one. Let’s take a look at why! Commercial plumbers… …specialize in plumbing for businesses. Sewer systems in business parks or commercial areas differ from those in residential neighborhoods. The plumbing in the […]

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