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Can I Call a Plumber in MD, DC, VA, PA & DE While Social Distancing?

Posted on: April 8, 2020

Working from home and maintaining social distancing efforts means a house full of people, putting added strain on your plumbing system. You may be wondering if you can still call your local plumber and schedule services while adhering to the safety guidelines of social distancing. The answer is yes! Len The Plumber understands that the […]

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Are These Toilet Paper Alternatives Safe for Your Plumbing?

Posted on: April 3, 2020

If you’ve ever found yourself in the unfortunate position of being without toilet paper when you’ve really got to go, you may have resorted to desperate searches online to find out if there are safe alternatives. It’s often impossible to sort through fact and fiction online these days; fortunately, we’ve compiled all the information you […]

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What Size Tankless Water Heater Do I Need?

Posted on: February 23, 2020

When it comes to tankless water heaters, size matters. If you install a unit that’s too small, you won’t have enough hot water to meet demand. On the other hand, an oversized unit will cost more to purchase and operate than necessary, negating one of the biggest benefits of tankless water heaters—energy efficiency! In short, […]

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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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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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What to Expect When You Get a Sewer Service Estimate

Posted on: July 18, 2019

Sewer line problems can be a nightmare for any homeowner. Whether you’re dealing with a sewer clog, a broken sewer line, or sewage backups, you need the help of a pro—and that usually starts with an estimate for sewer service. When you contact a local plumber, like the trusted team at Len The Plumber, here’s […]

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Plumbing Tips for the Deep Freeze

Posted on: December 28, 2017

Cold weather is your plumbing system’s worst enemy! Check out our tips on how to prepare your pipes for when the temperature drops below 32 degrees.

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How to Insulate an Outdoor Faucet

Posted on: December 7, 2017

When it comes to your plumbing, the last thing you think about are your outdoor faucets. However, when wintertime arrives, your outdoor faucets become the most important pieces of your plumbing system. Why? Because if you don’t insulate them properly, you could end up with frozen (and most likely burst) plumbing pipes. Step 1: Stop […]

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Why Really Hot Showers Are Bad for Your Skin

Posted on: December 5, 2017

Name something better than taking a really long, hot shower after a day at work — you probably can’t. While it does feel good to let this (almost boiling) water splash against you, it’s not good for your skin. As a matter of fact, it’s actually terrible for the health of your skin. Why Really […]

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How to Bleed a Hot Water Radiator

Posted on: November 27, 2017

Does your home have hot-water heat radiators? Oftentimes, air can become trapped within these radiators, preventing them from working efficiently (or at all). As a part of this heating systems’ maintenance, you will have to learn how to bleed the radiators. How to Bleed a Hot Water Radiator Step 1: Locate the small valve on […]

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