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Is Your Washing Machine Wasting Water?

Does your water bill seem higher than usual? There’s an appliance in your house that might be draining your wallet: the washing machine. In fact, the average clothes washer uses 31 gallons per load. Older models can use more than 40 gallons per load! Luckily, there are a few… Read More

Hurricane Florence is coming: are you ready?

Although the Northern Maryland area may or may not be directly in the path of Hurricane Florence, you need to be ready. Here are a few things to do prior to its potential arrival. Hurricanes can wreak havoc for coastal areas, but there are steps you can take to… Read More

Why Trade Schools are considered superior to 4-year colleges

Kids off to College this fall? Not for those pursuing careers in the Trades Typically, this time of year, you see stories of friends and neighbors proclaiming their status as new “empty nesters”. Well, for those who have 18-year-olds ready to move on to the next thing after high school,… Read More

How to Protect Your Home During Storm Season

It’s hard to ignore flooding news that has been making headlines across the country. With the Atlantic hurricane season reaching its peak in the next month or so, many homeowners are understandably concerned about the water damage that storms can cause to their property. The good news? You can… Read More

How to Diagnose a Tank Water Heater Problem

Typically, you can tell if your traditional tank water heater is malfunctioning if you experience a lack of hot water. But pinpointing exactly what is wrong can be tougher. Here are some symptoms you can look for to start the process: Is the water hot for a short time… Read More

You’ll “Tank” Yourself for Going Tankless

We’ve all been there. You turn on the water and go take care of an errand in the house while you wait for the water to warm up. Basically, the hot water has to travel from your water heater tank to the shower or tub you want to use. Read More

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Springtime Sump Pump Problems

Here’s what to look for to determine if your pump needs replacing Plus SAVE 15% NOW on the installation of a new sump pump for a limited time (now thru June 30) Your home’s sump pump is designed to remove water from the foundation of your home… Read More

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Pipes lead in and out of your home, so proper preventative steps should be performed in both areas. Here are a few tasks to perform that can help protect your pipes during cold weather: All outdoor hoses should be disconnected; stagnant water lying around in a hose can potentially freeze… Read More

How to Plunge a Toilet — Like a Pro

Do you know how to plunge a toilet? Imagine you’re facing down a clogged toilet: dirty water close to the rim, a mass of paper and #2 nastiness blocking the drain. One more flush will overflow the toilet, flooding your bathroom. So, do you know how to plunge a toilet… Read More
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