Mallick Plumbing & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Frederick’

What to Do When You Have a Clogged Drain

Monday, December 17th, 2018

drain-with-chain-plugWhether it’s lots of standing water in the shower, a toilet that won’t flush, or a backed-up sink, the source is the same—a clogged drain. This is an inconvenient occurrence, but luckily not the end of the world. When you have a problem like this, it’s important to know what to do so that you don’t unintentionally worsen the issue. If you have a clogged drain in Frederick, MD, call our team. If you’d like to know how to properly handle a drain clog, keep reading below.

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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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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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Do You Know About Your Home’s Grinder Pump? It’s Important!

Monday, August 13th, 2018

water-line-repairPeople don’t really want to think much about the sewage removal system for their homes. Of course not, it’s sort of icky. Hey, as long as it works, you don’t want to spend much time on it.

But you need to give some occasional thought to the different components of your sewage system to make sure that they’re working in the best possible condition. Failure in the sewage system will turn into a nasty problem, and you’ll require the services of a professional plumber in Frederick, MD to fix the problem. But if you call the plumber early to fix problems when they’re small or replace older components, you can keep the sewer system working the way it should so you can go back to giving the sewage system only a thought here and there.

And this brings us to the grinder pump…

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You May Need Backflow Prevention Assistance in Your Home

Monday, June 18th, 2018

sprinkler-irrigation-systemBackflow prevention is a service that homeowners often don’t realize they need. When people think of “backflow preventers”—when they think about them at all—they think of the large assemblies sitting outside of commercial and industrial buildings. The purpose of these backflow preventers is civic: they stop the wastewater from the business from flowing the wrong direction through the plumbing, leading to bacterial contamination entering the public fresh water supply.

With homes, backflow prevention is a bit different. There are fewer places in a house where there are direct cross-connections between the wastewater and freshwater sides of the plumbing. For example, there’s a natural air gap in a sink between the drain and the faucet—the wastewater in the drain won’t leap up and go the wrong way down the faucet! But there are places in your home’s plumbing where you’ll need backflow prevention devices, and our certified plumbers can help you with ensuring your freshwater supply is protected from stale water getting into it.

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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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Why You Need Kitchen Sink Drain Cleaning

Monday, February 12th, 2018

kitchen-faucetThe bathroom is the room in your house that contains the most plumbing and the most fixtures. It also uses the most water, accounting for around 40% of the freshwater used in the house each year. (Even short showers take up a lot of water.) But the bathroom sink isn’t the sink that gets the most use in the house, or the harshest use. That “honor” belongs to your kitchen sink. Not only does more water go down it, it has to deal with cooking oils, fats, grease, and food waste.

Your kitchen sink drain leads a rough life, and it needs help sometimes. You can do your best to keep fats, oils, and grease out of the drain, but you should also have professionals help you out with regular drain cleaning to see that the kitchen sink drain is restored to its best condition.

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What Is Causing That Drain Clog?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

bubbling-drainOur plumbers handle a huge number of different jobs, from installing new piping for homes to extensive commercial plumbing services. But we know that when most people think of “plumbers,” the first job they think of is “drain unclogging.” Drain clogs are the most common plumbing hassle, and drain cleaning to fix clogged or slow drains is one of the most important parts of our day-to-day operations.

A reason clogs are so common is that there are so many different things that can cause them to start in drain pipes. Below we’ll try to answer this most frequently asked of all plumbing questions, “What’s clogging up my drain?”

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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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