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Yearly Archives: 2019

Signs You Have a Leak

Posted on: December 22, 2019

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?

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Top 8 Common Causes of Water Leaks

Posted on: December 20, 2019

You trust your plumbing system to function without problems or leaks. Unfortunately, leaking pipes are all too common. Here’s why and what you need to know when any of these common issues ends up causing a leak in your Mid-Atlantic-area home. 1. Poor Construction or Installation Techniques Failure to compact the soil on your property […]

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8 Most Common Plumbing Problems

Posted on: December 13, 2019

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.

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What Is the Difference Between a Boiler & a Furnace?

Posted on: November 22, 2019

Do you use the words “furnace” and “boiler” interchangeably? Both terms describe home heating systems, but a furnace and a boiler are not the same thing. Learn about the difference between these two systems so you can decide which is best for your home and your comfort needs. How Do Furnaces Work? A furnace uses […]

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What Are the Black Specks in My Water?

Posted on: September 30, 2019

If you have black specks in your home’s water, something’s not right—and identifying the source of the problem is essential to fixing it and restoring your home’s supply of clean water. Here’s a look at the most common sources of black specks from tap water and how to get rid of them. Top 3 Sources […]

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Homeowners’ Go-To Guide on Sewer Pipes

Posted on: September 26, 2019

Do you know what type of sewer piping your home has? If you’re like most homeowners, you only think about your sewer pipes when something goes wrong—like when you have a sewage backup or drain problem. Knowing what type of sewer pipe you have, however, can help you: Understand what may be happening when your […]

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What to Do When Your Hot Water Heater Leaks

Posted on: September 18, 2019

A water heater leak is not the end of the world. Most small hot water heater leaks can be patched up pretty easily. Here is a list of tips to use before you call a plumber!

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How High Water Pressure Can Damage Your Home’s Plumbing System

Posted on: September 4, 2019

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.

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What Happens When Your Sewer Backs Up?

Posted on: September 3, 2019

Backups are a distinct and messy sign that something’s not right with your sewer line or plumbing system. Basically, sewer line backups occur when some type of blockage is preventing wastewater from properly flowing away from your home toward the municipal sewer system. Figuring out precisely what’s stopping the wastewater flow in your system is […]

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Why Is My Floor Drain Backing Up?

Posted on: August 29, 2019

Floor drain backups can be baffling. When they happen, it can be easy to assume that there’s a problem with the floor drain itself—but that’s not the case at all. In fact, backups in a basement floor drain are usually a symptom of another problem in your plumbing system. So, if you’ve noticed standing water […]

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