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Plumbing in Central MD2021-04-13T07:37:05-04:00

We are a full-service plumbing company serving 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.

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Plumbing problems can cause big damage. Often, the smallest water leak or drain back up can lead to bigger problems if not properly repaired.

Minnick’s plumbing services include:

  • Clogged drains
  • Frozen pipes
  • Leaky pipes
  • Remodeling
  • Maintenance
  • Installing showers, sinks, and toilets
  • Cleaning drain lines
  • Replacing a sump pump
  • Water heater repairs

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.

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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.

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PLUMBING FAQ’S

Do you have a question we can answer? Call us at 301-605-9112, we’re happy to help!

Why does my bathroom sink smell like sewer?2021-03-22T13:41:28-04:00

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?2021-03-22T13:41:00-04:00

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?2021-03-22T13:40:36-04:00
  • A foul stench coming from drains.
  • Slow draining bathtubs or laundry lines.
  • If the use of other fixtures associated with your main line lead to water backup in places such as toilets or showers.
What are some of the most common plumbing problems?2021-03-22T13:40:10-04:00

Clogged drains and toilets, leaky faucets and pipes, water heater issues, low water pressure, and a running toilet.

What kind of preventative steps can I take to avoid plumbing problems?2021-03-22T13:39:44-04:00
  • Address leaks immediately
  • Replace rubber hoses with stainless steel braided hoses
  • Don’t pour grease down your drains
  • Prevent clogs, when possible
  • Call when you see any issues, minor or major
What is the safest pipe for drinking water?2021-03-22T13:39:20-04:00

Copper piping joined with lead-free solder is considered one of the safest pipes for drinking water.

What are some ways to know if your plumbing should be replaced?2021-03-22T13:38:59-04:00
  • Discolored Water. When you turn on the tap to fill a glass of water, wash the dishes, or take a shower, you expect the water to flow out crystal clear.
  • Visible Corrosion.
  • Consistently Clogging Pipes.
  • Aged Pipes. 
  • Frequent Leaks.
Can a toilet and shower share the same vent?2021-03-22T13:38:36-04:00

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?2021-03-22T13:38:04-04:00

The most common and best piping materials used for plumbing are copper, PVC, CPVC and PEX. Copper is generally considered the best material among these, though one downside is it’s higher price.

View all the HVAC services we provide in Central MD to keep your home comfortable and efficient year-round!

Heating

Heating

Expert repairs, maintenance, or installation services for your furnace, heat pump, or boiler.

Air Seal

Insulation & Air Sealing

Is your new HVAC equipment, not heating and cooling your home well? Without proper insulation, air sealing, and ductwork, even the most efficient equipment can perform poorly.

Cooling

Cooling

Is your home not keeping you cool as it should? We can diagnose, tune-up, and repair your air conditioning system.

Energy

Home Energy Efficiency

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.

Plumbing

Plumbing

Dealing with a leaky pipe or clogged drain? We offer full-service plumbing repairs, installations, and preventative inspections.

IAQ

Indoor Air Quality

Did you know your home’s IAQ can be up to 4x-5x more polluted than the air outside? We offer whole-home air purification systems to create a healthy indoor environment for you and your family.

 

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Nothing makes a homeowner groan quite like the thought of a smelly drain or leaking pipe. 

Fixing it means one thing: you’re going to have to get down and dirty – big time. Plumbing is flat-out smelly, dirty work. 

Unfortunately, plumbing problems that aren’t dealt with will only turn into emergencies. 

We know that a frozen pipe or clogged drain is a job you’d rather call in a professional for – and that’s we’re here. 

At Minnick’s we offer 24/7 plumbing service so you can just point to the broken or leaky pipe – let us do the work, and get back to enjoying your free weekend!

Fixing plumbing problems is terrible. It stinks – literally. 

Unfortunately, things break – and that leaves you with three options. 

  1. Ignore the problem
  2. Fix it yourself
  3. 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. 

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Contact us today and check out the areas we serve. We look forward to hearing from you!

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