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Warning Signs That Tell You It Might Be Time To Replace Your Water Heater

New water heaters come with self-cleaning technology, but this has not always been the case. Sediment builds up in older tanks, especially if they were not adequately maintained over the years. Commercial heaters feature a design that gives the plumber access to the inside for cleaning out the debris, but residential tanks do not. Why is this element important? Once this build-up occurs, the burner begins heating the sediment, which causes loud rumbling or popping sounds. This act is not necessarily dangerous, butRead More

Upgrades To Consider For Your Bathroom Remodel

Looking at the same four walls, bland fixtures, and broken tiles every day can leave a person down in the dumps. Just because a lot of dirty business takes place in the bathroom, does not mean that it has to look the part. People no longer have to be afraid of low flush toilets, as the designs have come a long way over the years. Our plumbers have dealt with different models accordingly, and they can help you choose one that discharges theRead More

The Sink Can Make All Of The Difference In The World For Your Bathroom Remodel

Ask anyone about their bathroom sink, and you are likely to get mixed reviews on its design. Pedestals offer an elegant, modern look, but they also eliminate storage space. The drain and water lines must be roughed in at specific heights, which keep them hidden and out of sight. Missing your mark by just an inch or two can leave the pipes visible and looking out of place. These sinks have a bowl that is either directly mounted on the wall, or itRead More

The Many Reasons Why Periodic Sump Pump Inspections Are Beneficial

People have sump pumps installed for different reasons. On occasion, the property is too large to obtain the correct slope on a sewer line. When this issue happens, a lift station, with a grinding pump, is one solution to keep waste flowing in the appropriate direction. Many of the houses in Maryland have basements with sump pumps to keep the area from flooding during, and after, torrential downpours. Pier and beam homeowners have the equipment installed in a pit beneath their structure toRead More

Some Of The Ins And Outs Involved With Repiping Your Home

Even if you have not experienced low water pressure in your home, it is likely that you have encountered the issue at another location. Rinsing suds from a full head of hair, with only a trickle of water, seems to take what feels like ages to complete. It is also not uncommon for a faucet being turned on, or a toilet becoming flushed, to reduce the shower's pressure. This action may even cause the water to become unbalanced, which will leave the individualRead More

Dream Beyond The Kitchen Sink With These Affordable Kitchen Plumbing Features

If you love to cook and want a truly functional kitchen, there are some great plumbing features available beyond just installing a kitchen sink. With a bit of smart planning and understanding the features you can consider, you can turn your existing kitchen into a professional chef’s kitchen easily. Here are some great ideas to consider for your kitchen remodeling. (more…)Read More

A How To Guide For Choosing Tile For Your Bathroom Renovation

When you set out to pick tile for your bathroom renovation, you may quickly find yourself overwhelmed with all the choices. There are so many colors, sizes, and materials available for bathroom tile and what you decide depends entirely on what you want. If you aren’t an interior designer, you may need a little guidance in how to choose tiles for your new bathroom. At Cardigan Kitchens and Baths, we understand how difficult this choice can be, so we’ve put together an easyRead More