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Your Well Safety and Hurricane Season

September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

With Hurricane Season upon us and flooding possible in the DMV, property owners with private wells need to know how to prevent their well from being contaminated and what to do if their private well has been affected. Soaking rains mixed with already saturated soil in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia [...]

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Does Water Usage and Conservation Really Matter? Yes. Here’s Why

August 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Water is everywhere, right? You use water when you turn on the faucet to wash your hands, to use the restroom, wash your clothes, and of course, you drink it. Water seems like an abundant, never-ending supply, right? Unfortunately, that’s not true. In fact, is pretty far from the truth. Water [...]

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Water Quality Month

August 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Water is essential to life, so it is important to make sure we use it wisely and avoid producing contaminating runoff to keep our water plentiful and clean.

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Common Summer Plumbing Issues (And How to Fix Them)

July 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Summer is almost everyone’s favorite season, and for good reason. People go on vacation, kids are home from school, and there’s something to do every weekend. Everyone can't help but feel good from all the vitamin D they're soaking up. Among all the other things that happen during the summer, [...]

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How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Garbage disposals are the power horse of the average kitchen. They suck away food waste, slurp up flat soda, and in general help make homes a little less wasteful and a little more eco-friendly. It’s not too difficult to keep your garbage disposal working at its best. First things first, know [...]

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4 More Ways to Pet-Proof Your Plumbing

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

According to the American Pet Product Association, approximately sixty-eight percent of US households have a pet. That's nearly one hundred million households! Nearly one hundred million households have to account for the potential problems that come with having pets. Pets tend to put a special strain on all kinds of [...]

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Why You Need to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Bathroom

June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Mold loves bathrooms. They're small, closed off, and frequently damp - ideal accommodations for mold growth of all kinds. We've already taken the time to talk to you about what causes bathroom mold growth as well as how to both remove and prevent it. What we haven't talked about yet [...]

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Easy Summer Plumbing Maintenance Tips

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Ah, summer. The temperature increases, rain starts to fall, birds chirp, vacations abound, and we get to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Another thing that changes during the hot months is how to take care of your home’s plumbing system. The heat, long days, and high activity of summer [...]

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Keep an Ear Out: A Guide to Plumbing Sounds

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Houses make sounds. It’s part of being a house. For the most part, it’s natural. Sometimes, though… it isn’t. Sometimes, the things you hear inside your walls are the result of a problem with your home’s plumbing. When you hear those plumbing sounds, you’ll want to know what they are [...]

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7 Signs You’re a Home Plumbing Superstar

April 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Being a superstar at taking care of your home plumbing is about three things: knowledge, maintenance, and preparation. Having the knowledge you need to take care of simple tasks on your own. Performing the routine maintenance that extend the life of your home fixtures. Making the preparations necessary to ensure [...]

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The Importance of Well Water Filtration

April 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Having your own private well is a great option for many homeowners. Well water is free, reliable, accessible, and, usually mineral rich. There are some responsibilities that come with having a well on your property, however. One of those responsibilities is making sure it's properly filtered. Having a well water [...]

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5 Plumbing Tools Every Homeowner Should Have on Hand

April 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Like famed Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes once said, "To be prepared is half the victory”. While we’re fairly certain he wasn’t talking about home plumbing tools, we still think his advice stands. Being prepared is the difference between calmly and safely handling a problem... and standing knee-deep in flooding [...]

What’s Better: Showers or Baths?

February 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Are you the type of person that enjoys sitting in a bathtub with your feet up, candles on, and a bath bomb bubbling in your tub with amazing smells and colors? Or are you the type of person to turn the shower on, the water stream massaging your body, all [...]

Things to Remember For a Stay-at-Home Valentine’s Day ❤️

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Valentine’s Day is here! For those of you that don’t feel like dealing with over-crowded restaurants and worrying if you’ll be able to get a reservation, we have an important announcement… Stay home! Spending the night in can be just as enjoyable and romantic as a night out on the [...]

When Should I Replace My Old Plumbing?

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

How old is old? You shouldn't replace something if it’s still working just because it’s old. Do you know when you should replace your old plumbing? When it starts to exhibit these signs: When the Water Stops Being Clear Water is supposed to be clear. So when you open the [...]

What’s Better: Showering in the Morning or at Night?

January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Are you the type that likes to wake up early and start the day the “right way?” Or do you prefer hitting the sack clean as a whistle, cutting your morning routine time in half? Both morning and nighttime shower-ers swear one is better than the other — but which [...]

Why You Should Stop Hand Washing Dishes

January 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Is there a reason why you’re still hand washing dishes? Is your dishwasher broken? Do you not have a dishwasher? Are you too lazy to unload the clean dishes and replace them with dirty ones? (Talk about a ton of questions, huh?) Whatever your reason is, there’s more reasons why [...]

How to Know if You Have a Frozen Pipe

January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Frozen pipes can be one of the most disastrous emergencies that can happen to your home. Why, you might ask? Between the water that will fill the room, water damage, mold and mildew, and a pipe that will need replacement, a lot can go wrong. Here are a few warning [...]

Why is My Dishwasher Not Filling With Water?

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Is your dishwasher not washing the dishes? That’s what it’s made to do, so what seems to be the problem? If the dishwasher isn’t filling with water, there could be a couple of things that are causing this problem. Stuck/Broken Float Inside of the dishwasher there’s a piece called the [...]

How to Make Bathrooms More Presentable During the Holidays

December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The in-laws are coming, the in-laws are coming! Have you cleaned your home to make it presentable for the impending company? During your pre-relative cleanup, make sure you spend some extra time on the bathroom. Here’s how you can make your bathroom a little more presentable this holiday weekend: Add [...]

How Do Water Softeners Work?

December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Do you live in an area with hard water? If so, your home, plumbing, and body could be suffering the consequences. A solution to this problem — installing a water softener. But what exactly does this plumbing fixture do and how does it work? Why Do You Need a Water [...]

Should You Be Afraid of These Noises in Your Home?

November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Did you hear that? Is there something other-worldly trying to make contact with us? Probably not. Many homes have problems with random noises that will certainly grab your attention. While these noises are annoying, they’re a good thing because they’re trying to tell you that a repair needs to be [...]

The Plumbing Checklist All Homebuyers Need

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Are you currently in the process of trying to buy a new home? No matter if you’re a first-time homebuyer or you’re just looking to relocate, make sure you inspect the plumbing system during each and every house tour. While you’ll want to hire a professional plumber to perform an [...]

Warning: Do Not Fall Victim to These Shower Habits

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Just because you’ve been showering daily (sort of) since before the age of 10, doesn’t mean you’re a pro. In fact, there’s a very high chance you're making a mistake that will have negative effects on your body AND your bathroom. Heed our warning and make sure you’re not committing [...]

5 Steps to Turn Your Bathroom Into a Spa

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

How do you like to unwind after a long, tiring day? While everyone has their own routines and guilty pleasures — it’s safe to say that many enjoy a long, hot shower or bath to wash away the stress (ugh, such heaven). To give yourself the spa experience you know [...]

How to Remove and Prevent Bathroom Mold

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Bathroom mold can easily occur, but isn’t always the easiest to remove. And unfortunately, it’s not always obvious, as it can begin growing beneath plumbing fixtures, surfaces, and walls. Every homeowner should know how to remove any mold they currently have and how to prevent it from occurring in the [...]

How to Make Your Tile Smile 🙂

October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Have you ever seen a bathroom with dirty, stained tiles? It’s not exactly the prettiest sight to see and can be completely embarrassing when you have company over! The good thing is, cleaning your bathroom tiles isn’t difficult at all — you just need to know the right cleaning method. [...]

Should You Replace Water Pipes During a Remodel?

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Are you interested in remodeling one of your bathrooms, maybe even the kitchen? As you begin planning this remodel, make sure you have a plumber come to inspect the plumbing that lies beneath the surfaces. Since most plumbing will be exposed, now is the perfect time to inspect and replace [...]

How to Act During a Plumbing Emergency

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The worst part about a plumbing emergency is that you’ll never know when it’s going to rear its ugly head. Sometimes the warning signs are a lot more subtle than you’d expect, and before you know it — you’re standing in a foot of water not knowing what to do. [...]

Quick Guide on How to Sterilize the Dishwasher

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Could you ever think of going back to the days where every dish had to be washed by hand? No way! Thanks to your trusty dishwasher, only select cookware and dishes need special one on one care. While this appliance does save time, water, and money, it can become quite [...]

How to Remove Old Bathroom Caulk

September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Is the caulking in your bathroom starting to split and whither away? This can make any bathroom look dirtier and older than it really is. Before you go ahead and re-caulk your bathtub, make sure you completely remove the old caulking before you add more. Phase 1: Softening Sure, you [...]

Where is the Main Water Shut-Off Valve?

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Do you know where the main water shut-off valve is in your home? If you can't answer that within five seconds, then you need to locate it and remember where in case there's ever a serious leak. Otherwise, you could end up with a plumbing nightmare on your hands... Where [...]

Prevent Leaks By Reducing Stress on Pipes

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

As plumbing pipes age, leaks can occur — these things happen. However, just because something ages doesn't mean you can't help it age gracefully. In order to prevent leaks from arising frequently, there are things you can do to reduce the stress they experience. Lower the Water Pressure Living in [...]

How to Prepare Plumbing for Your Labor Day Party

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Labor Day weekend is finally upon us and that means a weekend of family, friends, and of course — food! For those who are hosting their annual Labor Day party, make sure you implement these handy party tips. Otherwise, you could end up with clogs, blockages, and other plumbing problems. [...]

What Causes Mold Growth in Bathrooms?

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Have the bathrooms in your home seen better days? Are you starting to find little pockets and specks of mold scattered throughout? While you need to address these mold concerns ASAP, it’s also important to know what causes mold growth in bathrooms so you can prevent it from happening in [...]

How to Remove Foul Bathroom Odors

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Walking passed the bathroom and getting hit in the face with an unpleasant smell has got to be the worst experience ever! Whether this stench is man-made or a result of poor maintenance, this odor should not exist. Luckily, there are a handful of things you can do to remove [...]

How to Tell if Your Plumbing Pipes Are Worn Out

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Between each faucet, shower, toilet, drain, and plumbing fixture, your home’s plumbing system gets used a generous amount each day (for years on end). Eventually, corrosion and leaks will begin to form, costing you money in high water bills and future repairs. It’s important to find worn out plumbing early, [...]

Plumbing Leaks That Can Attract Pests

August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why insects and rodents are commonly found living in unfinished basements and crawl spaces? This is because of the high levels of moisture that are present in these spaces. This same causation exists around plumbing fixtures and pipes that are leaky and need repair. Pests That [...]

How to Save Water With Each Plumbing Fixture

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Do you open up your water bill each month and take a deep sigh when you see the amount you have to pay? Stop paying more than you need to on your monthly bills and start learning how to save water! With each plumbing fixture in your home, there are [...]

Plumbing Emergency Tips to Know

July 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Do you when plumbing emergencies usually happen? If you guessed — “when you least expect it” — you’re correct! It’s important for every homeowner and renter to know this list of emergency plumbing tips so you can avoid a complete plumbing disaster.   Tools to Always Have on Hand Five [...]

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What You Need to Know About Tub to Shower Conversions

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

For those without small children, replacing the bathtub with a standalone shower is a trend many are adopting. Most homes should have at least one tub to make the house more attractive to potential buyers in the future. But for now you can go ahead and convert one of your [...]

Rookie Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

When it comes to your home, you should feel like the master that knows all. However, when it comes to your plumbing system, you’re not going to know everything (unless you’re a plumber). In order to make sure that your home’s plumbing is in perfect working order, make sure you [...]

Warning Signs You Need a New Dishwasher

July 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The dishwasher is a homeowner’s daydream as it eliminates a long and tedious chore — washing the dishes (obviously). Since your dishwasher shows you love in this way, you need to show it some back by providing it with the attention it deserves. If you’ve noticed any of these warning [...]

How to Reduce Water Usage in Your Home

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Did your jaw hit the floor when you read last month’s water bill? If this monthly expense keeps costing you more and more each month, take a minute to stop and think, “What can I do to pay less?” Luckily, reducing your monthly water usage is more simple than it [...]

Plumbing Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

As a homeowner, you’re responsible for maintaining everything in your home — including the plumbing system and its fixtures. Before you can provide your plumbing with any maintenance or basic repairs, you need to be well-versed in the proper safety practices. Make sure you... Always Shield Your Eyes - Anytime [...]

Why is My Shower Head Leaking?

June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Does your shower head continue to drip even after the water has been shut off? Not only can the constant drip of a shower head become increasingly annoying to hear, but it will cost you money each month when you pay your water bill. There are multiple reasons why your [...]

Plumbing Problems Home Buyers Should Look For

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The process of buying a new home is a long and strenuous one. Part of this process is going to each house and taking tours to see which one is right for you. With style and taste aside, you need to be actively looking for any problems that could cost [...]

Where is All of My Plumbing Located?

June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

You know where to wash dishes, bathe, and brush your teeth — but do you know where the plumbing is located that connects to these fixtures? Being able to identify where the plumbing is in your home can help you keep an eye out for potential leaks (and the mold [...]

How to Make Your Dark Bathroom Brighter

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Think about all of the gorgeous bathrooms you’ve seen throughout your life and what they all have in common — they’re big and bright! When it comes to the bathrooms in your home, they might not be the biggest or the brightest. While you can’t always make the bathroom bigger, [...]

7 Plumbing Tools You Need in Your Toolbox

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Whether you’re a weekend warrior that can tackle the smaller plumbing jobs or a brand new homeowner that has yet to even unclog the toilet, you should always have the right tools available. Inside of your toolbox that you keep in the garage should be a handful of tools that [...]

Where You Should Check for Water Leaks

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Have you ever looked at your monthly water bill and thought: “Am I really using that much water?” If the numbers on your water bill seem higher than they should be, chances are there’s a leak or two in your home. When checking your home for leaks, make sure you [...]

What is Hard Water and How Do You Remove Stains?

May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Are your bathrooms filled with a ton of soap scum, limescale, and water stains? Chances are you probably live in an area with hard water (approximately 85 percent of all households). Fortunately, there are things you can do to not live with hard water and removing mineral buildup isn’t difficult [...]

Why Do My Pipes Rattle and Make Noise All the Time?

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

There’s nothing more annoying than listening to noisy water pipes, especially when you’re lying in bed at night. Rather than accepting to live with noisy plumbing, find out why your pipes continue to make all of this dreadful noise. There are usually a few reasons as to why your plumbing [...]

What Causes a Faucet to Leak?

May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Plumbing leaks come in many different forms and sizes, with the faucet leak being the most common. Allowing your faucet to slowly drip day after day can lead to a bigger plumbing nightmare that can be avoided altogether. Here is what’s causing that troublesome leak in your bathroom or kitchen. [...]

How to Patch a Leaky Pipe While You Wait For the Plumber

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Oh no — you found a leaky pipe and there’s water dripping everywhere! What do you do? Rather than panicking in a state of shock, take a deep breath and apply a patch to give you some time between now and when the plumber arrives. In order to patch a [...]

Bathroom Remodeling Nightmares to Try and Avoid

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Taking on a bathroom remodel can be exciting and terrifying all at the same time! You’re eager to see the final product, but you’re also worried about how smooth the actual renovation will be. Before you attempt to remodel that aged and unsightly master bathroom, know which nightmares you could [...]

Spring Cleaning: The Bathroom

April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Spring has been well underway for the last few weeks now and the question begs, have you gotten to your spring cleaning? If the answer is no (which it probably is), then the first place you need to start is, *drum roll* — the bathroom! With all of the bacteria, [...]

5 Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Whether you’re in the market to sell your home or if it’s time to do some remodeling, you’re always looking for ways to save money and increase the value of your home!  Often times, you may wonder what upgrades will provide you with the best return on invest.  When it [...]

High Water Pressure & Your Home

December 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Having high water pressure in your home can become costly and is detrimental to your home's plumbing system! Don't wait to install a pressure relief valve (PRV) to save money and water.

Pumpkins and Your Plumbing

October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Pumpkins are a great festive decoration for the fall season! Before you carve into your pumpkin, we have some tips for what to do with the pulps and seeds.

How To Winterize Your Hose Bibs

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

The temperatures are quickly dropping and it’s time to winterize your outdoor plumbing! Follow this step-by-step guide to make sure your hose bib is fully prepped for the cooling temperatures.

What Are All Of Those Plumbing Tools?

September 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

If you ever wondered the names of our tools and what exactly they do, this is your guide! These are the tools that help us with all repairs and replacements when it comes to your home's plumbing.

4 Ways To Keep Your Drains Clog Free

August 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Every homeowner has experienced a slow-running drain or a completely clogged toilet. We know first hand that clogged drains can be a pain, but there are many ways to prevent them from happening.

Plumbing Checklist for Homebuyers

August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Buying a home can be time consuming and stressful! Before you buy the home, make sure you know the history of the plumbing, and keep an eye out for these plumbing fixtures & issues that may occur.

Benefits Of Installing A Water Softener

July 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Water softeners are often seen as a luxury, or an extra expense that isn’t needed in your home. However, there are four great benefits to installing a water softener system in your home!

Water Leak Detection Tips

June 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Water leaks can be costly to any homeowner! We give you a simple 6-step process to detect leaks in your home through your water meter.

Plumbing Tips For Pet Owners

May 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Have you thought about how the plumbing in your home can be affected from your animal and vice versa? We know it’s an interesting concept to consider, but we have bath tub clogged gathered a few interesting tips that you should take into consideration if you’re a pet owner.

How To Check Your Hose Bib for Leaks

March 13th, 2015|0 Comments

The brutal temperatures we had this winter may have caused some models of hose bibbs (outdoor faucets) to crack. If the problem isn’t caught early enough, all that water leaking from your outdoor faucet can result in water damage and allow for mold to potentially grow inside your home.

Frozen Pipes 101

February 16th, 2015|0 Comments

A costly risk some homeowners are face is freezing water pipes. We’ve gathered some tips and advice for what you can do to avoid frozen pipes and what to do if your pipes have already froze up.

Plumbing Resolutions For The New Year

January 1st, 2015|0 Comments

What are your plans this year? We’re encouraging all of our customers (new and old) to consider our New Year’s plumbing resolutions to keep their appliances and fixtures happy all year long!

Plumbing: Fact or Fiction?

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

There some plumbing misconceptions out there, and trust us we've heard it all! We wanted to share our short list of some interesting facts and odd myths that we hear day in and day out.

Tips To Winterize Your Plumbing

November 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

The effects and the mess of a very, very cold winter can cause headaches. After servicing hundreds of thousands of homeowners all over Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia, we've compiled some plumbing winterizing tips to avoid issues!

Have You Had a High Water Bill?

November 6th, 2014|0 Comments

A question we receive often from our customers is: Who is responsible for the main water line if it breaks? Our latest blog will show you the answer and more!

Quick Tips To Minimize Sewer Backups

June 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Most homeowners don’t realize that they have a sewer line issue before it’s too late. Over time, these main sewer lines can deteriorate, crack, collapse, or become obstructed. Learn how to prevent sewer backups with these tips.

The Cost Of Plumbing Repairs

September 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Cost is a main concern when it comes to plumbing repairs, so it is important to understand the several factors that contribute to your quote and final bill.

Clogged Sewer? How To Find Out

October 12th, 2012|0 Comments

Is your sewer clogged? A very obvious sign of a sewer drain clog is when more than one plumbing fixture backs up at the same time. Toilets, tubs, and showers are the usual culprits.

Tax Credits in Time for Tax Season

February 3rd, 2012|0 Comments

With Tax Season coming up, make sure you take advantage of available credits for certain plumbing appliances and systems that you may have installed to add to your list of deductions.


TOPIC: Sewer

What Do Those Plumbing Noises Mean?

Have you ever heard strange noises coming from your pipes and plumbing? The most common sounds are banging pipes, a whistling showerhead, knocking/popping sounds coming from your water heater, or a gurgle in the drain.

Len The Plumber Now Servicing Northern Virginia

Len The Plumber is a locally owned and operated plumbing and drain company in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia with over 20 years of experience in residential plumbing installation and repair services.

Plumbing Tips for Renters

Being a new renter is an exciting time, but there are a few things about your unit’s plumbing system that you should be familiar with so that your stay is as comfortable as possible.

How To Pick The Perfect Plunger

Having a plunger on hand can help you tackle small, pesky buildups in your drains. With a few options to choose from, make sure you are using the right plunger for the job!

Top 5 Plumbing Tips For Fall

The leaves are changing and the temperature is quickly cooling. Check out these 5 tips to make sure your plumbing system is ready and maintained in preparation for the coming months!

What To Do If Your Basement Floods

Basement floods are one of the most frustrating, costly and dangerous situations for homeowners. So what do you do if your basement floods? We've put together a few things to consider if you do experience this unfortunate event.

6 Easy Summer Plumbing Tips

It’s estimated that a family’s water usage can increase by 25%-50% during the warmer months. We are always looking for ways to save money. These tips will help cut your plumbing and water bills.

Quick Tips To Minimize Sewer Backups

Most homeowners don’t realize that they have a sewer line issue before it’s too late. Over time, these main sewer lines can deteriorate, crack, collapse, or become obstructed. Learn how to prevent sewer backups with these tips.

Hurricane Season Is Here… Are You Prepared?

Hurricane season is officially underway, is your plumbing system ready for multiple heavy rainfalls? We have gotten a list together of handy tips to help you and your family prepare for the worst!

Clogged Sewer? How To Find Out

Is your sewer clogged? A very obvious sign of a sewer drain clog is when more than one plumbing fixture backs up at the same time. Toilets, tubs, and showers are the usual culprits.


TOPIC: Sump Pumps

Is Your Sump Pump Ready For Rain?

Make sure your sump pump is working in full force,especially when heavy rains are in the forecast. Follow these tips to ensure your system is working up to par.

Can Your Sump Pump Handle Melting Snow & Rain?

Heavy rains and melting snow will definitely put your sump pump to work, but is it prepared? Our 4-step process is an easy way to ensure your basement or lowest level is ready for the water!

Is Your Home Ready For The Holidays?

If you're hosting relatives this holiday season, then your plumbing system has its work cut out for it! Here is a list of problematic scenarios and what can be done to resolve them.

Len The Plumber Now Servicing Northern Virginia

Len The Plumber is a locally owned and operated plumbing and drain company in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia with over 20 years of experience in residential plumbing installation and repair services.

How To Avoid A Basement Flood

With the variety of reasons that can cause a sump pump failure, it’s a good idea to invest in a backup to ensure your home is protected from flooding.

Top 5 Plumbing Tips For Fall

The leaves are changing and the temperature is quickly cooling. Check out these 5 tips to make sure your plumbing system is ready and maintained in preparation for the coming months!

8 Most Common Plumbing Problems

We see plumbing problems every day, but some are more common than others! Our expert Baltimore-Washington technicians gave some insight as to what issues they commonly see.

Summertime Plumbing Tips

Can you believe summer has officially started? Those cold winter days are long gone (for the time being at least), so it’s time to soak up the sun and have some outdoor fun! While you might think your air conditioning unit works the hardest during the hot days, think again. Your home’s plumbing system works just as hard and doesn’t get a break all year long!

What To Do If Your Basement Floods

Basement floods are one of the most frustrating, costly and dangerous situations for homeowners. So what do you do if your basement floods? We've put together a few things to consider if you do experience this unfortunate event.

Tips To Check Your Sump Pump

April showers bring May flowers... and for some a flooded basement. So how do you avoid the headache of coming home to inches of water in your lower level? Click more for sump pump tips.

7 Plumbing Tips To Consider Before Vacation

Planning to head out of town soon for “spring break”? If so, we don’t blame you! We’ve gathered a list of pre-vacation tips to avoid plumbing problems while you’re out of town.

Spring Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Here are some timely tips to help make sure your household plumbing is ready for the spring. A little detective work now will help you have more time to enjoy the beautiful weather!

Simple Sump Pump Tips

Melting snow and ice along with a heavy amount of rain can put any sump pump to work! Check out this short video that includes some great tips to test your system

5 Quick Tips To Prep Your Home For Spring

The winter months can affect your home greatly—broken pipes, crack hose bibbs, sump pump failures etc. With spring right around the corner, is your plumbing ready for the warmer weather?

Heavy Rains Put Sump Pumps To Work

Basement flooding is all too common in Maryland. We encourage our homeowners to test their sump pumps every few months and give guidance on how to do so.

The Life Expectancy Of Your Home’s Plumbing

Your plumbing fixtures could last longer than others if you’ve taken the time to perform regular maintenance. We’ve gathered some life expectancy facts for the most popular plumbing fixtures in your home!

Fall Plumbing Checklist

While some of us are enjoying pumpkin-spiced foods & beverages and watching football on Sundays, we tend to forget that you need to prepare your home for the colder weather before it’s too late.

Plumbing Warning Signs

Paying attention to these early warning signs is crucial. Plumbing problems don’t just happen overnight! You could save a lot of money in plumbing services if you get the situation taken care of immediately.

Hurricane Season Is Here… Are You Prepared?

Hurricane season is officially underway, is your plumbing system ready for multiple heavy rainfalls? We have gotten a list together of handy tips to help you and your family prepare for the worst!

All Eyes On Sandy

It’s predicted that Sandy’s effects will be felt on the East Coast next week. If you have a sump pump, do this simple test to ensure your home is protected should Sandy come our way.


TOPIC: Garbage Disposals

Q&A: All About Your Drains 

Your drains are a crucial part of your day to day life, and when one begins to clog you notice immediately. Our technicians are plumbing experts and have answered some common drain cleaning questions that homeowners ask

Is Your Home Ready For The Holidays?

If you're hosting relatives this holiday season, then your plumbing system has its work cut out for it! Here is a list of problematic scenarios and what can be done to resolve them.

Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or you're simply a guest, the last thing you need in a home is for the plumbing system to fail.

Pumpkins and Your Plumbing

Pumpkins are a great festive decoration for the fall season! Before you carve into your pumpkin, we have some tips for what to do with the pulps and seeds.

Len The Plumber Now Servicing Northern Virginia

Len The Plumber is a locally owned and operated plumbing and drain company in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia with over 20 years of experience in residential plumbing installation and repair services.

Plumbing Tips for Renters

Being a new renter is an exciting time, but there are a few things about your unit’s plumbing system that you should be familiar with so that your stay is as comfortable as possible.

Four Quick Back to School Plumbing Tips

The kids are back to school, the weather is cooling down! This means your home’s plumbing system is likely to see an increase in usage. Here are some tips to keep your home running at full capacity!

4 Plumbing Tips For A Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Holidays are some of the busiest times for plumbing in your home. To avoid a plumbing disaster, we suggest you follow these tips so you don't have to worry about your home's plumbing this Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Carving Advice… From Your Plumber

If you plan on carving pumpkins this season, our experienced technicians have some expert advice for you: Do not put pumpkin seeds or pulp down the sink or your garbage disposal!

Back to School Plumbing Checklist

Its school time again and your appliances may be in for increased use to meet family’s busy schedules. Here are few tips for you to make sure your home is working properly for the year!

Plumbing Warning Signs

Paying attention to these early warning signs is crucial. Plumbing problems don’t just happen overnight! You could save a lot of money in plumbing services if you get the situation taken care of immediately.


TOPIC: Toilets

Why You Should Clean Your Toilet Tank

Toilet tanks are the most ignored fixture in any bathroom. Keeping the tank clean can make a huge difference in the cleanliness of your bathroom. Check out these tips on keeping your toilet tank clean!

Top 5 Bathroom Habits To Break

Do you know what bathroom habits can ruin some of your plumbing pipes and fixtures? Our blog gives you insight as to what habits you should cut...cold turkey!

Fix A Leak Week 2016

Yes, the EPA actually dedicated an entire week to leak awareness. For good reason, though! Check out our list of ways to detect a leak in your home, so you can fix the problem and save money!

Let’s Talk About Toilets

A toilet is a luxury that generally goes unappreciated... until it stops working. Here we talk about the benefits of different types of toilets, and whether a repair or replacement is in your best interest.

Is Your Home Ready For The Holidays?

If you're hosting relatives this holiday season, then your plumbing system has its work cut out for it! Here is a list of problematic scenarios and what can be done to resolve them.

Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or you're simply a guest, the last thing you need in a home is for the plumbing system to fail.

Len The Plumber Now Servicing Northern Virginia

Len The Plumber is a locally owned and operated plumbing and drain company in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia with over 20 years of experience in residential plumbing installation and repair services.

Plumbing Tips for Renters

Being a new renter is an exciting time, but there are a few things about your unit’s plumbing system that you should be familiar with so that your stay is as comfortable as possible.

How To Pick The Perfect Plunger

Having a plunger on hand can help you tackle small, pesky buildups in your drains. With a few options to choose from, make sure you are using the right plunger for the job!

8 Most Common Plumbing Problems

We see plumbing problems every day, but some are more common than others! Our expert Baltimore-Washington technicians gave some insight as to what issues they commonly see.

Summertime Plumbing Tips

Can you believe summer has officially started? Those cold winter days are long gone (for the time being at least), so it’s time to soak up the sun and have some outdoor fun! While you might think your air conditioning unit works the hardest during the hot days, think again. Your home’s plumbing system works just as hard and doesn’t get a break all year long!

What’s That Water Leak Costing You?

Do you have any leaky pipes? How about a dripping faucet or a constantly running toilet? Water leaks are very common in homes, but did you know these issues can become costly ones?

Spring Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Here are some timely tips to help make sure your household plumbing is ready for the spring. A little detective work now will help you have more time to enjoy the beautiful weather!

Signs You Have A Leak

Leaks aren't always the easiest plumbing issue to spot and they can appear anywhere in your home -- in your floors, in your walls, and even in your ceiling. How can you determine if you have a leak?

The Life Expectancy Of Your Home’s Plumbing

Your plumbing fixtures could last longer than others if you’ve taken the time to perform regular maintenance. We’ve gathered some life expectancy facts for the most popular plumbing fixtures in your home!

What You Should Know About Running Toilets

Did you know a running toilet is an internal water leak? Therefore, if you ignore the problem this could increase your water bill due to the gallons of water being wasted daily.

4 Plumbing Tips For A Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Holidays are some of the busiest times for plumbing in your home. To avoid a plumbing disaster, we suggest you follow these tips so you don't have to worry about your home's plumbing this Thanksgiving!

Top 10 Ways You’re Wasting Water

Earlier this summer an increase in water rates was put into effect in Baltimore City. It’s been reported that a “typical” water and sewer bill for a family of four will increase by about $80. Water isn’t going to get any cheaper!

Is It Time To Replace Your Toilet?

How do you know when it’s time to replace your toilet? We’ve gathered some of the most common signs that can happen and could potentially lead you to replacing your toilet.

Plumbing Warning Signs

Paying attention to these early warning signs is crucial. Plumbing problems don’t just happen overnight! You could save a lot of money in plumbing services if you get the situation taken care of immediately.

Bathroom Safety Tips You Should Know

Bathroom-related injuries are very common and usually involve children or elderly people. When remodeling or updating your bathroom, consider our bathroom safety tips to see what you can do to reduce the chance of injuries.

6 Plumbing Tips for Earth Day

We would like to suggest a few ways to go a little greener not just on Earth Day, but all year long. These changes can reduce your water bill and put some green back into your wallet!

A New Throne For Dad

Does your father have the sense of humor that would enjoy a new throne for Father’s Day? Check out our 5 tips to help get Dad on the throne he deserves!

How to Stop an Overflowing Toilet

Stopping an overflowing toilet requires quick thinking and fast action. Fortunately, if you know how to take care of it, it’s not hard to do! Here’s what you need to know…

Running, Leaky and Clogged Toilets

There’s nothing worse than having a toilet in your home that you can’t use. Whether it’s a simple clog or running toilet requiring toilet flange repair, one thing is certain – toilet repair is something that can’t wait!


TOPIC: Water Heaters

Are you Prepared For a Plumbing Emergency?

Plumbing emergencies are just like every other emergency, they happen when you least expect it! Be prepared with out 4-step process to minimize damages in the event of a plumbing emergency.

Is Your Home Ready For The Holidays?

If you're hosting relatives this holiday season, then your plumbing system has its work cut out for it! Here is a list of problematic scenarios and what can be done to resolve them.

What Do Those Plumbing Noises Mean?

Have you ever heard strange noises coming from your pipes and plumbing? The most common sounds are banging pipes, a whistling showerhead, knocking/popping sounds coming from your water heater, or a gurgle in the drain.

Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or you're simply a guest, the last thing you need in a home is for the plumbing system to fail.

Len The Plumber Now Servicing Northern Virginia

Len The Plumber is a locally owned and operated plumbing and drain company in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia with over 20 years of experience in residential plumbing installation and repair services.

Plumbing Tips for Renters

Being a new renter is an exciting time, but there are a few things about your unit’s plumbing system that you should be familiar with so that your stay is as comfortable as possible.

Top 5 Plumbing Tips For Fall

The leaves are changing and the temperature is quickly cooling. Check out these 5 tips to make sure your plumbing system is ready and maintained in preparation for the coming months!

Four Quick Back to School Plumbing Tips

The kids are back to school, the weather is cooling down! This means your home’s plumbing system is likely to see an increase in usage. Here are some tips to keep your home running at full capacity!

8 Most Common Plumbing Problems

We see plumbing problems every day, but some are more common than others! Our expert Baltimore-Washington technicians gave some insight as to what issues they commonly see.

Summertime Plumbing Tips

Can you believe summer has officially started? Those cold winter days are long gone (for the time being at least), so it’s time to soak up the sun and have some outdoor fun! While you might think your air conditioning unit works the hardest during the hot days, think again. Your home’s plumbing system works just as hard and doesn’t get a break all year long!

The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

The average life of a water heater can be anywhere from eight to 12 years, but what if we told you that you could prolong the life of your system by doing routine maintenance? We give you 3 reasons why you should consider getting annual water heater maintenance completed.

What To Do If Your Basement Floods

Basement floods are one of the most frustrating, costly and dangerous situations for homeowners. So what do you do if your basement floods? We've put together a few things to consider if you do experience this unfortunate event.

What’s That Water Leak Costing You?

Do you have any leaky pipes? How about a dripping faucet or a constantly running toilet? Water leaks are very common in homes, but did you know these issues can become costly ones?

New Water Heater Regulations In 2015

New water heater regulations will be going into effect April 16th, 2015. Check out our post to see what changes are being made to new water heaters, and why homeowners should consider checking the status of their current heater!

The Life Expectancy Of Your Home’s Plumbing

Your plumbing fixtures could last longer than others if you’ve taken the time to perform regular maintenance. We’ve gathered some life expectancy facts for the most popular plumbing fixtures in your home!

Fall Plumbing Checklist

While some of us are enjoying pumpkin-spiced foods & beverages and watching football on Sundays, we tend to forget that you need to prepare your home for the colder weather before it’s too late.

Back to School Plumbing Checklist

Its school time again and your appliances may be in for increased use to meet family’s busy schedules. Here are few tips for you to make sure your home is working properly for the year!

Plumbing Warning Signs

Paying attention to these early warning signs is crucial. Plumbing problems don’t just happen overnight! You could save a lot of money in plumbing services if you get the situation taken care of immediately.

6 Easy Summer Plumbing Tips

It’s estimated that a family’s water usage can increase by 25%-50% during the warmer months. We are always looking for ways to save money. These tips will help cut your plumbing and water bills.

Can Your Gas Water Heater Make You Sick?

Have a gas water heater in your home? An improperly installed gas heater may leak odorless and colorless gas that can be dangerous to your family. Read our tips on how to keep your family safe from CO.

The Truth About Tankless Water Heaters

Is the time to replace your water heater coming up? New tankless water heaters, which heat water on-demand, may be a better choice for your replacement. Check out the benefits of these new heaters.

Get To Know Your Water Heater

How well do you know your water heater? To keep your heater functioning properly over its life, it helps to take a look at it every now and then. Let us familiarize you with how to do this.