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DI-Don’ts (Things You Shouldn’t Try to Fix Yourself)

DI-Don’ts (Things You Shouldn’t Try to Fix Yourself)

1. Major plumbing work If you have any major plumbing projects, then it’s best to call the professionals. Otherwise, you potentially risk backups, leaks, and work that was unnecessary, which could also hurt your retail value. 2. Anything involving gas Installing a hot water heater may seem easy enough, but you may want to rethink

Common Furnace Problems

Common Furnace Problems

It’s never a great day when you finally escape winters harsh temperatures to discover your furnace is not greeting you with warm air. But that doesn’t mean you should immediately break out the tools, we strongly recommend trying to fix your furnace on your own, especially when it comes to gas furnaces. If you try

5 Plumbing Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

5 Plumbing Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

With the holidays in full swing, no one wants, let alone has the time to deal with a sudden plumbing emergency. End unwanted stress this Christmas by simply taking a few preventative measures. 1. Fix the Drips Even if you know that pressing down on the faucet handle will prevent drips or that jiggling a

Tips for Identifying Toilet Leaks

Tips for Identifying Toilet Leaks

When it comes to toilet leaks, the first thing you should check is the water level inside the toilet tank. Every toilet should have an overflow tube, therefore if the water is too high or the ballcock is out of adjustment the water will constantly spill over into the tube, which is wasting water right

Winterize the Plumbing in Your Home

Winterize the Plumbing in Your Home

The holiday season is here folks and that means that many of us preparing to visit our loved ones to share this special time of year with them. So, wherever you are traveling to this holiday season, make sure you prepare your home for your absence. Failing to winterize your home can lead to extensive

Water Heater Leaking: What Should You Do?

Water Heater Leaking: What Should You Do?

A water heater leak may seem like a minor nuisance, but it can turn into a bigger problem if you are not careful. Even the smallest amount of water can damage to your floors, sub-floors, and walls. But it’s important to keep in mind that a water heater leak can be a system of a

Signs of a Hidden Water Leak in Your Bathroom

Signs of a Hidden Water Leak in Your Bathroom

If left untreated, a bathroom water leak can cost you, especially if it leads to any serious damage to flooring, walls or paint. So, this means you may need to poke around in areas that are not so obvious. Look for subtle signs that determine whether you need to fix leaking pipes or plumbing fixtures

Pain in the Drain: The Holidays Can Be Tough on Your Plumbing

Pain in the Drain: The Holidays Can Be Tough on Your Plumbing

The winter holidays are a festive time for many homeowners, but this can also be a rough time for your plumbing system and sewer lines. From incorrect disposal of cooking grease to an excessive disposal of paper waste resulting in clogged drains, these are the main culprits of major plumbing problems during the holiday season.

Take Good Care of Your Toilet

Take Good Care of Your Toilet

Let’s face it, our toilets are the most underappreciated household fixture in our homes. They play an extremely important role in our day-to-day lives and without this modern convenience, our homes would be…well… less convenient. Taking care of your toilet is surprisingly simple, here are 5 tips to follow. 1. Teach Teach your household to

Top 10 Things People Do that Ruin Plumbing

Top 10 Things People Do that Ruin Plumbing

1. Leaving hoses connected during winter. Hoses can cause damage when left out all year long. Not only is it terrible for your hose, but it could freeze your water supply wipe. 2. Using vent pipes for anything other than venting. Many homeowners use their vent pipes to run TV cable down the plumbing vent

5 Fast Ways to Prevent Plumbing Nightmares

5 Fast Ways to Prevent Plumbing Nightmares We’ve all been there- you finally come home from a relaxing vacation to discover that your water heater has gone up or that there’s water leaking from the ceiling. It can we extremely frustrating when something happens with your plumbing. But you can catch the plumbing problem before

We Are Licensed and Insured Plumbers!

TRUSTED MEANS LICENSED AND INSURED! At Mike’s Plumbing and Heating Service we are fully licensed and insured in the State of Maryland and Baltimore County as a Master Plumber and Master Gas Fitter. Being properly licensed and insured is important because Mike’s Plumbing and Heating has the expertise to fix any plumbing or gas issue

Mike’s Has An A+, Five Star Rating!

Mike Says: “Always check out the Better Business Bureau and Google reviews before you make a decision on a plumber!” Always assess a company’s online reputation before you engage them to do your work and make sure you know what is covered and not covered in any contract you sign. The internet is full of

When is it time to call a plumber?

There are some plumbing issues you can handle on your own, but some need to be addressed by a professional. Below are four things that require a professional plumber’s assistance. The faucet won’t stop dripping A dripping faucet isn’t a big deal, right? Wrong. Unrepaired, a leak of 1 drip per second can waste as

Get ready for Winter!

To avoid freezing pipes and other cold-weather threats, take the following steps to safeguard your home: Know where your shut-off valve is. If there is an emergency, you need to know where to go to turn the water off. It’s a good idea to stick a tag on the valve to make it more easily