When it comes to water conservation, we are firm believers that everyone has a role to play. As plumbers, we see all too often simple ways that water waste can be avoided. Installing water-efficient appliances and hardware is an important way to do your part. Check out this list we have compiled and see if you have any of... Read More
If you own a home in the Baltimore, Maryland area, you more than likely have a basement and a sump pump. Though spring is the busy season for this system, it is important to keep it clean and check on it throughout the year so it doesn’t fail when you need it the most. Here are a few of... Read More
One of the most important rooms in your home is the kitchen. It plays a vital role in the life of your family, so when problems arise in the kitchen it can really disrupt the daily routine of your household. The most common problems that occur in the kitchen are; sink drain leaks, broken or leaky faucet, clogged system,... Read More
Many property owners are not aware of a common issue that can affect their plumbing system, backflow. This occurs when water flows opposite the direction it should. This can occur in any plumbing situation, but the one most want to avoid is dirty water flowing INTO their toilet tank.
The Importance of Preventing Backflow
Having clean, fresh, drinkable water is something... Read More
Spring is in the air and with that, comes the desire to spring clean. As you are scrubbing baseboards and wiping out cabinets, take a moment to also check your plumbing! If your home has sustained any plumbing damage during the winter months, spring is usually the time when the effects are discovered. By adding this preventative step in... Read More
Many homeowners have heard the “hard water” but don’t really understand what it means for their plumbing system. Hard water is a fresh water supply that contains a considerable amount of natural trace metals and minerals, such as calcium and magnesium.
What does this mean for your home? Well, the minerals begin to build up over time on the faucets... Read More
Your plumbing is an integral part of your home’s systems. Your bathroom plumbing is often the most used in the entire home, often accounting for as much as 40% of your water usage, but the kitchen is actually the one that takes the most beating. Things like food scraps, fats, oils, grease (often referred to as FOG) can really... Read More
Mold can hide almost anywhere and can be harmful to your family’s health. It can also cause costly damage to your property and is usually not easy to remove, at least not on your own. With more than 100,000 different species of mold fungus, each one has it’s own unique features and toxicity level. The one thing they all... Read More
With the holidays almost upon us, we have created a quick list of items that should NOT make their way down your kitchen drain, in order to keep your holidays merry and bright. To avoid backed up sinks and costly emergency plumbing calls, here are some of the more common items we find to clog drains and should be... Read More
Low water pressure can cause a lot of problems around your home. It’s important to find out what might be causing the low pressure and have it repaired as soon as possible to get life back to normal.
One of the causes may be from your galvanized iron pipes. Over time they can become corroded and often can cause low... Read More