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Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Everyone pretty much takes their water heater for granted. That is, until there’s no hot water. Here are some signs you need a new water heater: Its Older Than 10 Years If your water heater is more than ten years old, it is close to its life expectancy. As water heaters get older, they become [...]

By | 2017-11-10T07:40:35+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Take Action Now to Keep Pipes from Freezing

If you live in an older home or have outbuildings with plumbing, or have a vacation home or cabin, you may want to take a few steps this fall to keep your pipes from freezing this winter. Freezing temperatures can do a number on exposed pipes. You may think you have nothing to worry about, [...]

By | 2017-11-10T07:39:24+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Take Action Now to Keep Pipes from Freezing

Scary Plumbing Situations to Avoid this Halloween

Halloween should be all about having fun – and eating too much candy! It’s not the time you want to have to call the plumber. Here are just a couple of tips to help you enjoy the holiday. Don’t put pumpkins guts or the shell down the garbage disposal! When you carve your jack-o-lanterns, do [...]

By | 2017-11-10T07:38:06+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Scary Plumbing Situations to Avoid this Halloween

Water Testing in the Baltimore Area

Did you know Five Star Plumbing offers free water testing in the Baltimore area on basic water tests, including Baltimore County, Harford County, Cecil County and Howard County? If you have a well, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends getting your water tested once a year or more often if you notice changes in the color, [...]

By | 2017-11-10T07:36:47+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Water Testing in the Baltimore Area

The ABCs of Plumbing – from Your Baltimore Plumber

Just like it helps to know the various working parts of your car and what can go wrong, it helps to know some of the parts of your plumbing system and if something goes wrong, when to call the plumber. Five Star Plumbing provides plumbing repair and installation throughout the greater Baltimore area, including Baltimore [...]

By | 2017-11-10T07:35:50+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Home Improvement, Plumbing Maintenence|Comments Off on The ABCs of Plumbing – from Your Baltimore Plumber

Schedule Your Fall Well Pump Service Now

Labor Day signals the end of summer, and cooler weather. Before you know it, we’ll have our first frost, and then our first snowfall. Now is the time to schedule an annual well pump service call, if you haven’t already had your well pump serviced this year. An annual maintenance call can prevent little problems [...]

By | 2017-11-10T07:33:56+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Well Pumps|Comments Off on Schedule Your Fall Well Pump Service Now

Safety Tips from Your Local Plumbers

Most homeowners take their plumbing for granted. But as trained and licensed plumbers for more than a quarter of a century, we know you should never take your plumbing for granted. Doing so could cause harm to you, your family and your property. So we’ve come up with a few safety tips to protect you [...]

By | 2017-11-10T07:32:35+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Safety Tips from Your Local Plumbers

Aging in Place With Five Star Plumbing

The term “aging in place” generally means staying in your home as you get older, and making the modifications needed to make that possible – such as living in a one story house, adding a ramp to the front door, etc. Modifying your bathrooms and plumbing fixtures can also assist with aging in place. Five [...]

By | 2017-11-10T07:31:18+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Plumbing Maintenence|Comments Off on Aging in Place With Five Star Plumbing

Does Your Plumber Work Weekends?

Have you ever noticed when something goes wrong around the house, it’s in the evening or on the weekend? Maybe the problem started earlier in the day, but it’s only after you get home from work that you realize you need to call the plumber. Ah, the frustration. Who’s going to get to work late [...]

By | 2017-07-31T09:38:30+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Plumbing Maintenence|Comments Off on Does Your Plumber Work Weekends?

Do You Know Where Your Water Shut Off Valve Is?

If you had a pipe suddenly spring a leak, do you know what to do? Or what if an overhead sprinkler system accidentally goes off? Obviously, calling a plumber is on the list of things to do, but the very first thing you should do is shut off your home’s main water valve immediately. But [...]

By | 2017-07-31T09:33:46+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Do You Know Where Your Water Shut Off Valve Is?