We are full-service plumbers in Laurel, MD and Central MD.
Our trained, licensed, and friendly technicians can repair your plumbing issues before they become a problem, with full-service repairs for plumbing issues, installation of new plumbing fixtures, and preventative inspection of your plumbing system.
Plumbing problems can cause big damage. Often, the smallest water leak or drain back up can lead to bigger problems if not properly repaired. We provide plumbing repair services to help you avoid big damage.
Minnick’s is home to the $89 service call – any time of day and even nights or weekends – we charge the same low price.
If you’re a member of the VIP club, you’ll always get priority scheduling for all your plumbing needs.
Winter plumbing needs
Preventative plumbing maintenance is important to avoid problems. Besides normal wear and tear on plumbing systems, homeowners experience problems in the winter if their plumbing system is not properly winterized or checked before the thermostat plunges.
Frozen and burst pipes are a problem during cold snaps. We can help, and the service call is always the same price – $89, days, nights or weekends.
Minnick’s trained technicians can fix frozen pipes, and take steps to insulate them to prevent further problems.
Water heater inspection
It’s important to check your water heater before winter. You don’t want to take a cold shower when the temperature plunges.
Minnick’s 8-point Water Heater Inspection is an annual check where we flush your water heater. Sediment collects in the heater, and it’s important to remove it to maintain the water heater’s life.
Minnick’s Winter Preparation Package
As part of our Minnick’s Winter Preparation package, we can take care of all your winter plumbing needs so you don’t have problems later. We have you covered from inside to outside. Special discounts are available for VIP club members when you book all three services.
Minnick’s licensed and professional plumbers can provide solutions for all of your plumbing needs to put your mind at ease.
Have an emergency? Call us at (301) 605-9112 or fill out the contact form on the right for quick-response emergency plumbing repair.
If an odor is coming from the drain or bathroom water, it might be because of sulfur. To be specific, hydrogen sulfide gas creates an unpleasant smell. It is produced because of bacteria and can be in places such as the ground, the sewage, and/or contaminated water and pipes.
Can you get sick from sewage backup?Rob Minnick2021-03-22T13:41:00-04:00
The most common bacteria found in sewage is E. Coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis, and the list goes on. Contact with even one of these diseases or parasites could be fatal. If the sewage sits for long, the gas coming out will become more harmful for people around.
What are signs on sewage backup?Rob Minnick2021-03-22T13:40:36-04:00
Yes, the shower can also be vented with the toilet – with one major stipulation. When a toilet is one of multiple fixtures using a single vent, the toilet must be the last fixture connected to the vent.
Which plumbing pipe is best?Rob Minnick2021-03-22T13:38:04-04:00
Did you know residential homes waste between 10%-50% of the energy they create? If you’re ready to lower your monthly utility bills and increase your home comfort, we offer Home Performance Energy Audits.
Fixing plumbing problems is terrible. It stinks – literally.
Unfortunately, things break – and that leaves you with three options.
Ignore the problem
Fix it yourself
Call a professional.
Option #1 is definitely a bad idea. Things like unfixed leaky pipes will rot and destroy any wood nearby – and even if the wood isn’t exposed the structural integrity of your house will be compromised.
Then there’s the mold that sets in.
And in some cases plumbing problems can hurt your health. For example, sewage backup lets of air-borne contaminants.
Inhaling the vapors emitted by raw sewage can lead to gastroenteritis, which is commonly associated with fever, vomiting, cramping, and potentially death if left untreated.
Yikes – you should definitely choose options 2 or 3.
At times, option 2 – fix it yourself might work. Especially if the fix is quick and simple.
However, that’s often not the case. And even if it is, busy schedules and other life demands makes getting around to fixing those pesky plumbing problems a real pain in the neck.
Often, the best option is #3.
Go ahead and call a professional. Sure, there is a cost involved, but you save yourself time, a ton of frustration, and probably a set of clothes!
At Minnick’s we charge $89 for a service call – any time of day and even nights or weekends. When you call us you get our full attention and our dedication to making sure your plumbing problem is completely fixed.