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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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Water Stain on the Ceiling? It May Be an Emergency

Monday, February 26th, 2018

water-leak-from-pipeIt’s not something you want to see on the ceiling: a circular stain of discoloration marring the pleasing décor of a room. But when you notice a ceiling stain, the solution isn’t to get a can of paint and brush over it to disguise it. A ceiling stain is often an indication of a more serious problem that will require calling on a professional plumber to repair it.

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The Reasons a Toilet May Be Leaking

Monday, January 29th, 2018

toilet-with-sprayer-and-phoneHandling plumbing in bathrooms is a huge part of the job of any professional plumber. The reason is simple: there are more plumbing pipes and fixture in a bathroom than in any other room in the house—including the kitchen. People are likely to notice bathroom plumbing issues soon after they start and move fast to have them fixed. That’s the right instinct. When you think you need a plumber in Rockville, MD to repair your bathroom’s plumbing, get in touch with us and we’ll get the job done. We offer 24-hour emergency service for your convenience.

Speaking of emergencies … is the bathroom plumbing problem a leaking toilet? This is common trouble, and there’s no single source for it. We’re going to list some of the possible reasons this is happening to your toilet, but only a professional plumber can do a proper diagnose and fix the problem.

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Bathroom Plumbing Jobs to Leave to a Plumber

Monday, November 6th, 2017

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanNo other room in your house has more plumbing concentrated in it than the bathroom(s). The kitchen may seem like it has more fixtures and pipes, but not only does the bathroom contain more plumbing, it can account for more than 50% of all freshwater use in your home. When it comes to taking care of plumbing issues, from repairs to new fixture installations, the bathroom is the place where most of the work in your house will be done.

And the people to do those jobs are usually licensed plumbers. Yes, you can sometimes unclog a drain or toilet using a basic plunger. A simple hand-crank drain snake can remove hair from a shower drain. You can replace a washer in a leaky faucet. But any bathroom plumbing job more complicated than these requires calling an expert plumber with the best equipment. Below are some of these important jobs you should let a plumber take care of.

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What to Do with an Overflowing Toilet

Monday, August 21st, 2017

toilet-with-button-flushNow here’s an emergency with household plumbing everybody dreads, one that’s likely to send people into a panic: a toilet that starts to overflow when flushed!

But there’s no need to panic. It’s easy to stop the problem immediately and take care of some potential damage so you can get a professional plumber out to your house to handle whatever repairs are necessary. Below we’ve listed some steps for the best way to handle this problem in your bathroom plumbing in Potomac, MD.

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Replacing That Leaky Faucet Can Make a Tremendous Difference!

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Is there one faucet in your house that is that faucet? The one that always seems to drip drip drip no matter what you do with it? This kind of slow water leak might seem like an annoyance, but it’s something much more serious: small water leaks add up to a much bigger waste of water than you might imagine. But it’s easy to have this fixed! You only have to arrange with our plumbers to have a new faucet put in. This new faucet not only won’t leak, but it will add a pleasant new look to whatever room it’s in.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Bathroom Toilet?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The toilet is about as functional an item as a home has: a necessary fixture, but probably one which you don’t give much thought unless it needs repairs. This means that you might ignore the age of a toilet and not realize that it’s due to have a replacement. Below, we’ll take a look at indications that you should contact our bathroom plumbing professionals and arrange to have them install a new toilet (or toilets) for your house.

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