Mallick Plumbing & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Rockville’

How a Sump Pump Benefits Your Home

Monday, November 19th, 2018

If you have a basement in your Maryland home, then you need a sump pump. It’s that simple! Sump pumps are designed to give you peace of mind. We meet a lot of homeowners that don’t understand all the benefits of a sump pump, it’s one of those systems that does its job without you even realizing it. If you’d like to know how this system can work for you, keep reading below. If you need great plumbing in Rockville, MD then contact our team today to learn all the benefits.

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Hard Water and the Problems It Can Cause Plumbing

Monday, September 24th, 2018

To many homeowners, “hard water,” is a term recently added to their vocabulary. Hard water isn’t anything that’s dangerous to your health, but it is bad for your plumbing. Bustling areas like ours here in the Greater Washington Metro Area are notorious for hard water, but there are plenty of preventative measures you can take to alleviate the stress hard water causes to your plumbing. If you need a great plumber in Rockville, MD, don’t hesitate to contact our amazing team at Mallick Plumbing & Heating.

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Strange Things That Can Cause Drain Clogs

Monday, June 4th, 2018

drain-with-chain-plugIn the years we’ve been in business, we’ve unclogged a lot of drains. A lot. That comes with the territory of being a professional plumber: slow drains and drain clogs are one of the most common plumbing problems in homes.

There are some basic causes for drainpipe obstructions. Hair caught in the p-traps of shower and bathroom sink drains. Accumulated fats, oils, and grease in kitchen sink drains. Soap scum residue in almost any drain. However, we’ve also seen our share of unusual reasons for drain clogs. Below are some odd reasons you may have a clogged drain or toilet in your house. No matter what it is, the services for your plumbing in Rockville, MD, that will clear out the drain are right here at Mallick Plumbing & Heating. You can reach us 24/7 for emergency service.

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How a Tankless Water Heater May Malfunction

Monday, May 7th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterWe often recommend the installation of a tankless water heater to our customers who are looking to have a new water heater system put in, either as the first water heater for a house or as a replacement for an aging tank water heater. There are numerous advantages to using a tankless water heater, such as lower energy bills, longer equipment life, and an unlimited hot water supply.

Another advantage of tankless water heaters is that they encounter fewer repairs on average than storage tank water heaters. This is because they don’t deal with the stress of water stored in a tank and the continual need to use energy to keep the water heated. A tankless water heater simply does less work, and that means it doesn’t wear down as fast.

But … tankless water heaters may still encounter repair needs that will require calling on a professional plumber.

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If You Have Rusty Water, You Need Plumbing Help

Monday, March 26th, 2018

water-testingWhat happens when you see a rusty brown discoloration in your water? It’s obviously nothing good—fresh water should be clear and colorless. There are a number of possibilities for this happening. One is that a faucet hasn’t been used for a few weeks, and there’s dirty some collected in the pipes. You’ve probably seen this happen when you’ve been away on vacation and your plumbing has been idle. In this case, the discoloration should disappear in less than a minute.

But if the rust color doesn’t go away, or it happens to faucets and taps regularly in use, you may be facing trouble with rusty water. This is often a serious plumbing issue, and in that case, it needs the attention of a professional as soon as possible.

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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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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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What to Look for When Hiring a Plumber

Monday, August 14th, 2017

hand-holding-wrenchThere was a time when finding a plumber was a difficult job because you had to make a serious effort first to collect together a list of enough plumbing contractors in your local area and then start to work on narrowing down the list to the plumber who was best for the job. Today it’s still difficult to find the right plumber to hire, but for different reasons: it no longer takes much effort to find plumbers because you only have to type in a few words into a search engine—but you have so many more choices that it can be overwhelming to find the right plumber.

You’ve made a good start, however, since you’ve found a way to our site—probably through an Internet search. (If friends referred you, that’s even better!) We can offer you more information on what criteria to use when it’s time to hire a plumber.

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Is It Time to Test Your Residential Backflow Preventer?

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Backflow is a term used to describe the cross-contamination of a freshwater supply with bacteria and contaminant-filled sewage water. Backflow is a major concern for commercial buildings, where cross-connections between the freshwater supply and the wastewater system can lead to water flowing the wrong direction and sewage entering the potable water. This can occur because of a sudden drop in pressure on the freshwater side—an event known as backsiphonage—as a result of an abrupt large demand on water, such as from firefighting or sprinklers. However, backflow can result from an increase in pressure from the wastewater side as well.

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