Mallick Plumbing & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Installation’

Can Hard Water Be Harmful?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

closeup-hands-under-waterDrinking water is something we often take for granted in the U.S. We turn on a faucet in our home and out pours potable water. But a large number of homes in the country face trouble with hard water, which is water that contains a high level of mineral content suspended in it. Hard water minerals include calcium and magnesium—the primary causes of hard water—as well as aluminum, barium, iron, zinc, strontium, and manganese.

All those minerals may sound a bit concerning when you read about them. If your home has hard water, does it pose a significant health risk to your family? And is there anything you can do about getting rid of it?

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The Amazing Secret of the Water Softener: Ion Exchange

Monday, March 12th, 2018

water-from-tapHard water is an unfortunate plague on the plumbing in many homes in our area. The minerals that create hard water—magnesium, gypsum, various calcites—seep into the pipes carrying water from the municipal supply to homes, which is why hard water gets past chemical treatment plants.

Hard water damages plumbing and appliances, creates a filmy residue on surfaces, and leaves skin feeling dry and itchy. If your home is suffering under the curse of hard water, the magic to make it go away is the water softener.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Old Kitchen Sink?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

kitchen-sink-pouring-waterIf you’re reading this, you have some reason to have the current sink in your kitchen removed and replaced. There are a couple of reasons you might be debating this change:

  • You’re just tired of the look of the old sink. It’s been there for years—probably since before you moved into the house—and you’d like a fresh kitchen look without having to do an extensive remodel.
  • The sink isn’t flexible enough for your cooking needs. You’d like multiple bowls, better faucets, more space, etc.
  • You’re looking to have the current material of the sink replaced with something more durable.
  • The sink has damage, such as cracks or leaking around the sides, and it’s not damage that a localized fix will remedy.

Whatever the reason, you’re ready to have the old sink tossed out and a new one put in. To handle this type of sink plumbing in Bethesda, MD, you’ll want to look to experienced plumbers to help you through all the steps so you end up with a great new sink.

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Ways to Save Water in the Bathroom

Monday, March 27th, 2017

gold-bathroom-faucetThere is plumbing throughout a house, but the two rooms that contain the most piping and fixtures are the kitchen and the bathroom. When you are looking at ways to reduce your residential water usage—and this is always a good idea, both for utility costs and to benefit the environment—these are the two places where you’ll expend the most effort.

Below we’ve put a list of ways to save with your bathroom plumbing in Bethesda, MD. For assistance when it comes to repairs as well as new installations, talk to our staff of professional plumbers today.

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