Mallick Plumbing & Heating Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

5 Signs That You Need a New Sump Pump

Monday, January 14th, 2019

If you’re a homeowner here in Maryland, it’s more than likely that you have a basement in your home. It’s still winter here in Maryland, but spring will be here before you know it and that’s the busy season for your sump pump—make sure that yours is ready. You know how important this system is for your home.

The last thing you want as things are thawing off is to realize that your sump pump is no longer able to keep your home safe, clean, and dry. If you want to know the warning signs that your sump pump is on the way out, keep reading below. If you need a plumber here in Bethesda, MD then be sure to contact our conscientious team.

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How a Sump Pump Benefits Your Home

Monday, November 19th, 2018

If you have a basement in your Maryland home, then you need a sump pump. It’s that simple! Sump pumps are designed to give you peace of mind. We meet a lot of homeowners that don’t understand all the benefits of a sump pump, it’s one of those systems that does its job without you even realizing it. If you’d like to know how this system can work for you, keep reading below. If you need great plumbing in Rockville, MD then contact our team today to learn all the benefits.

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Never Put These Items Down Your Kitchen Sink

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.The best way to ensure that your plumbing system stays healthy is through preventative means. There are many common items that you can omit from your drain system to avoid any drain clogs. A kitchen clog can greatly disrupt the daily flow of your home. If you need a fast and reliable plumber in Frederick, MD you should contact our team. We’ve compiled a short list of items to avoid below.

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How Basic Planning Can Stop Pesky Drain Clogs

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Geothermal_dreamstime_xl_10245168_600x600Drain clogs may seem like an inevitable part of every homeowner’s life, but a little simple planning helps you avoid unnecessary clogs. Your plumbing system is one of the most important systems in your home. It might not be an aspect of your home that you think about every day, but without your plumbing system you couldn’t take a shower in the morning or have a toilet in your home. Drain clogs are often the result of a slow build-up of debris in your system over time, so prevention is feasible. When you need drain cleaning in Bethesda, MD you need the services of our team here at Mallick Plumbing & Heating.  

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No Water in My Home! (Here’s What Might Be Wrong)

Monday, October 8th, 2018

water-line-repairOn the scale of plumbing problems, having no water in your home might be one of the worst issues you can have. But don’t panic! Our team here at Mallick Plumbing & Heating provides 24-hour emergency services for problems like these. We understand that it’s difficult to go without water in your home for long. If you need a plumber in Bethesda, MD you should contact our team. Our staff is always punctual, knowledgeable, and prepared for any problem you may have.

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Hard Water and the Problems It Can Cause Plumbing

Monday, September 24th, 2018

To many homeowners, “hard water,” is a term recently added to their vocabulary. Hard water isn’t anything that’s dangerous to your health, but it is bad for your plumbing. Bustling areas like ours here in the Greater Washington Metro Area are notorious for hard water, but there are plenty of preventative measures you can take to alleviate the stress hard water causes to your plumbing. If you need a great plumber in Rockville, MD, don’t hesitate to contact our amazing team at Mallick Plumbing & Heating.

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Top Emergency Plumbing Needs—And How to Prevent Them

Monday, September 10th, 2018

leaking-p-trapEmergency plumbing repairs are common among homeowners, but your issues don’t have to advance to the point of an emergency to schedule a repair. Knowing common emergency plumbing problems helps you understand preventative measures to take to avoid an emergency. Even if the problems seem minor, you shouldn’t try to fix these issues yourself because trying to repair a common issue like a clogged toilet or a slow drain can lead to bigger problems later. If you need an emergency plumber in Frederick, MD, our team at Mallick Plumbing and Heating can meet all of your needs.

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Watch for Warnings You Need Bathroom Plumbing Work

Monday, July 16th, 2018

bathroomThe bathroom has the most plumbing of any room in your house: more pipes than the kitchen, and more taps and fixtures as well. More than 40% of indoor water use goes to the bathroom toilet alone. The plumbing in your bathroom handles an enormous amount of work—and sometimes this leads to it needing repairs.

Cleaning silt out of an aerator in a faucet or getting rid of basic clogs with a plunger are bathroom plumbing fix-it jobs you can tackle on your own. Anything more complicated will take the work of licensed professional plumbers. Below are a few of the warning signs that you have bathroom plumbing in need of some expert work.

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Strange Plumbing Fact: World’s Oldest Toilets?

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

toilet-with-button-flushThe toilet is one of the basic parts of any residential or commercial plumbing systems. It’s one of those items you know you can’t live without!

Of course, there were centuries when people did live without them—and it was a much less sanitary or comfortable time. The first flushing toilet was invented in 1596 by Sir John Harrington, which included a flush valve and wash-down mechanism—convenient and sanitary. But it wasn’t for almost another 200 years that the flush toilet as we know it was invented, and only in the 19th century did its use become common because of increased city living, where sewer systems made toilets beneficial for hygiene. This was also the period when being a plumber became a professional occupation. You needed skilled individuals to help out whenever something went wrong with a household toilet. Plumbers were important heroes for public health! (And they still are.)

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Those Too-Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

kitchen-interior-with-islandThe kitchen contains an enormous amount of plumbing fixtures and they undergo a huge amount of work during the year, and especially during holiday seasons and other times when big meals are being prepared. When a plumbing problem starts in kitchen, it’s a serious issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. And even if the problem seems minor, it will need to have a professional plumber address it.

Below, we’re going to look at the kitchen plumbing issues that happen the most often. The types that we’re used to dealing with. Although there are some simple repairs you can do on your own, we don’t recommend grabbing a set of tools and trying to go DIY on the problem. A professional can get the job done right the first time, and get it done fast.

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