After a long day at work, an exhausting commute, or a full day with the kids, nothing brings a sense of relaxation more than a hot shower. The worst feeling is turning on the shower only to find nothing but cold water!
More often than not, your water heater is the culprit. As the water heater tank ages, a number... Read More
No one enjoys the inconvenience of a power outage. Maryland homes and businesses are more than a little familiar with power outages during hurricane season. Life seems to stop when the power goes out. No lights, internet, major appliances, or heating/cooling. But, does your plumbing get affected as well?
What plumbing items will still work?
Like everything else in today’s world,... Read More
The last thing you want to happen in your home is a plumbing issue. We understand. Clogged or slow draining drains are a frustrating part of life. Although there are many causes of slow draining or clogged drains, sometimes that is only part of the problem. Sometimes it can be as simple as too much hair in the drain,... Read More
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