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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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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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Avoiding Emergencies with an Automatic Shut-Off Valve

Monday, December 4th, 2017

leaking-pipeWe know that if at all possible you want to avoid calling for an emergency plumber in Rockville, MD—or wherever your house is in our service area. We understand, of course. Our expert plumbers are always ready to come to your assistance, and we offer 24-hour emergency plumbing service because we know that plumbing problems don’t obey schedules and calendars or care much what time of night it is. When you need that burst pipe or gushing broken faucet fixed, you can count on us to be on the job.

But let’s talk prevention, because as we said above, you don’t want to be in a situation where you’re calling up a 24-hour service plumber. And you’d also like to have peace of mind about plumbing problems striking when you can’t call for a plumber, such as a broken fixture creating flooding while you’re off on a vacation (something that’s a big concern at this time of year).

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Quick Garbage Disposal Reminder for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

thanksgiving-cornucopiaThe big holidays are coming up, and for many households that means hosting guests and enjoying big feasts. And that also means a lot of work for the kitchen plumbing. In fact, Thanksgiving time is one of the highest periods of the year for emergency plumbing calls! The #1 part of the plumbing that can go wrong during Thanksgiving is the kitchen garbage disposal.

We’re always glad to help out with plumbing needs—it’s why we offer 24-hour emergency plumbing service—but we also want you to enjoy as trouble-free a holiday season as possible. So here are some tips for your garbage disposal in Chevy Chase, MD to see that it doesn’t run into any major snags:

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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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