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How Long Will My Water Heater Last?

August 5, 2020
Category: Water Heater

You can save yourself a lot of time and headaches by keeping track of the life expectancy of your water heater. As a general rule of thumb, your water heater will last you anywhere from 6 to 20 years. That’s a wide range, but there are a lot of factors that determine how long your […]

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4 Summer Plumbing Mishaps to Avoid

July 24, 2020
Category: Seasonal

You might be thinking that since the winter is over, you don’t have to worry too much about your plumbing. However, summer activities can also wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Let’s take a look at some of the most common plumbing mishaps that occur during the summer months and how you can avoid them.  […]

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Plumbing Maintenance to Prevent Basement Flooding

July 16, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Regular plumbing maintenance is an important part of owning a home. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t give much thought to the condition of their pipes until a problem arises. Basement flooding can be a major problem for homeowners and can cost thousands of dollars of damage in a very short period of time. By regularly checking […]

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4 Home Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

May 8, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Your home’s plumbing system is intricate and primarily located below your floors and behind walls, making leaks and other problems sometimes difficult to pinpoint. As a homeowner, there are plenty of easy mistakes you can make with regard to your plumbing. Here are a few to avoid in order to prevent a plumbing disaster: Mistake […]

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How to Save Money on Your Business’s Water Bill

May 1, 2020
Category: Commercial Plumbing

When you are running a business, it is essential to cut costs wherever possible, because lower operating expenses often translates into greater profitability. One expense that many business owners don’t give a lot of thought to is their water bill. When you have an office with many people in it, that water bill can add […]

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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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Hiring Home Services: A Guide for New Homeowners

January 31, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Being a homeowner is a lot different than renting a property. It is now your responsibility, rather than your landlord’s, to take care of the inner-workings of your residence. Lawncare and outdoor maintenance are also up to you. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, take a look at our helpful guide for hiring home services and keep […]

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Commercial Plumbing Repairs to Consider in 2020

January 3, 2020
Category: Commercial Plumbing

Whether your commercial plumbing fixtures are for public use or just private, it’s important to keep your business’s plumbing system in good shape so that you can avoid costly plumbing problems. Avoid water damage and plumbing disasters in 2020 by considering having these repairs completed by a reliable commercial plumber in Maryland: Get Rid of […]

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Should You Keep Faucets Dripping at Night?

December 20, 2019
Category: Seasonal

During the cold winter months, your exposed pipes are susceptible to freezing and bursting. A busted pipe can be very costly to repair and an inconvenience to you and your family. To avoid this, some homeowners turn their faucets to a slow drip at night. Let’s look further into this practice to see if it’s […]

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Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter

December 11, 2019
Category: Seasonal

The cold temperatures of the winter months increase the likelihood of pipes freezing. Frozen pipes cause tremendous problems for homeowners including property damage and the inability to access running water. Fixing a frozen pipe can cost you hundreds of dollars, so it’s best to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are some […]

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