Mallick Plumbing & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Bethesda’

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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The Dos and Don’ts of an Emergency Plumbing Situation

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Technician servicing an hot-water heaterHaving an emergency plumbing situation on your hands is more common than you’d think. When you need a reliable plumber, you should have our number handy and have the knowledge from this article in the back of your mind, so you can handle the problem in the best way possible. Handling this situation in a bad way leads to a loss of freshwater, backed up sewage, flooding, or a myriad of other problems.

If you have an emergency plumbing problem, it’s important to call a professional. We know that the urgency might want to make you try to rectify this problem on your own, but it’s never a good idea. We’ve handled many plumbing problems just like yours in the past so if you need emergency plumbing in Bethesda, MD contact our team.

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What is Hydro-Jetting?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Clearing of blocked hammered polluted black metal U siphon for wash basin, sanitary devices, plumbing fixtures red special means cleanser with bubbles. For labels of cleaners, printed materialsIf you have found yourself reading a blog about hydro-jetting, you are either very curious about plumbing services or your drain needs a good cleaning. Either way, you have come to the right place. Mallick Plumbing & Heating offers drain cleaning in Bethesda, MD.

To put it simply, hydro-jetting is a way for qualified plumbers to clean out your pipes using high pressure water. This leaves your pipes shiny and clean! Hydro-jetting is safe, inexpensive, and very effective if performed by a trained professional. Otherwise, it can be dangerous, so make sure that you are working with qualified plumbers that will use the equipment properly.

Hydro-jetting can be used as either a preventative or reactive measure. It can clear clogs quickly and easily. A qualified plumber will use a thin hose, attached to an omnidirectional sprayer. The sprayer then hits every area of the pipe. This blasts out waste so new clogs will not form as easily. By using this method, your pipes will be cleaner than they ever have been before!

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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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A Sewer Line Problem or a Simple Drain Clog?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

leaking-p-trapNobody wants to have a drain in their house that clogs up or drains so slowly that it’s leaving a few inches of water at the bottom of the shower. There are many reasons for slow drains and drain clogs, ranging from something as simple as an object that was accidentally knocked down the drain (or put down the drain in the case of small children in the house) to as extensive as damage in the sewer line that connects the home’s plumbing to the municipal sewer line.

If you’re going to be stuck with a clogged drain, you’d much rather it be something simple and easy to fix. But it’s important to be aware of the possibility of a major sewer issue. You’ll need plumbers to handle any sewer line trouble, and you may also need them to handle obstinate clogs. Let’s look closer at the signs of how bad a slow/clogged drain might be.

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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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Proper Sizing for the Best Water Heater

Monday, April 9th, 2018

tank-water-heaterHere’s a question consumers often ask when it comes to purchasing a new residential water heater: how large a system is necessary? People want to be sure they have a water heater that will regularly meet their daily requirements, but they don’t want to spend more than necessary on a water heater that’s too large and may end up wasting energy.

It’s a balancing act to find the ideal size water heater for your specific circumstances. The easiest way to do it is to let the professionals handle the job. You must have professionals to install the system—it’s way too large and complex a task for either amateurs or as DIY project—so it’s best to have them with you from the start to select the type of size of water heater that’s ideal for you.

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A Tankless Water Heater Also Needs Occasional Repairs

Monday, January 1st, 2018

tankless-water-heaterThe tankless water heater is a fantastic invention. Although the first tankless systems for heating water were invented more than a hundred years ago, the innovations that allowed them to become cost-effective for homes is a recent development. But those innovations have made a tremendous difference. A tankless water heater uses much less energy than a standard storage tank water heater, it won’t run out of hot water, takes up less space, has a longer service life, and runs into few repairs.

Of course, a tankless water heater isn’t magic. Even with the best regular maintenance service for one, it can still run into malfunctions and even a full system breakdown. Let’s take a look at ways a tankless system might run into troubles requiring the help of professionals to fix.

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A Tankless Water Heater Also Needs Occasional Repairs

Monday, December 18th, 2017

tankless-water-heaterThe tankless water heater is an excellent option for modern homes: they can keep up with the demand of the majority of households (provided they’re sized correctly), cut down on energy bills, and won’t run out of hot water the way standard storage tank water heaters do. We are proud to offer top quality installations of tankless water heaters in Bethesda, MD and throughout our wide service area.

A special advantage of tankless water heaters is that they require fewer repairs over their lifetime on average than storage tank water heaters. That doesn’t mean no repairs, however! Any type of water heater can encounter problems that require the assistance of professionals to fix. We’ll take a look at some potential water heater malfunctions below.

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