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Daily, Weekly, and Seasonal Home Plumbing Maintenance Tips

February 12, 2021
Category: Residential Plumbing

Did you know that your home’s plumbing system makes up about 15 percent of your total home value? That means that you should never overlook your plumbing. There are things you could be doing daily, weekly, and seasonally that will ensure the health of your plumbing system and prevent problems from occurring. Daily Clear Clogs […]

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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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Plumbing Maintenance for Your Home’s Sump Pump

January 23, 2020
Category: Sump Pump

Whether you know it or not, your sump pump that is located in the basement of your home is always working efficiently to prevent water damage and flooding. It is often overlooked, but if this pump is neglected, it can mean serious damage to your home that can be very costly to repair. Knowing what […]

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Home Plumbing: When to Call in the Pros

January 17, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Professional plumbers aim to fix the worst of plumbing problems, and these 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 how […]

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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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3 Ways to Improve Your Water Pressure

October 22, 2019
Category: Tips

Are you having problems with water pressure in your Westminster, MD home? If you are, then don’t fret, there are a couple of things you can do to improve your water pressure. Here at Michael Runk Plumbing & Heating, we’ve been helping Marylanders with their plumbing for a long time, and we wanted to take […]

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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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Should You Replace Your Sewer Lines?

September 25, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

How often do you think about your home’s sewer lines? OK, we already know your answer, never. That’s understandable. First off, sewer lines do a job that we don’t like to think about too much, and secondly, they’re completely underground so it’s not like you’re reminded of them all the time. Having said all that, […]

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Are Critters Living in Your Pipes?

July 16, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

We all love animals, but sometimes they can become a nuisance. Groundhogs can tear up your front lawn, bats can nest in your attic, raccoons can get into your trash, etc. But did you know that animals have been known to get into people’s pipes? Animals can find their ways into your home’s pipes and […]

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Is Your Dishwasher Giving You Trouble?

February 13, 2019
Category: General

Have you ever come home after a long day at work to a sink full of dirty dishes? Days like this have us rejoicing that the dishwasher was invented. But just like your other household appliances, the dishwasher, too, is at risk of malfunctioning with regular use. Take a look at these common dishwasher issues […]

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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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