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Buying a House with a Well Water System

If you’ve always lived in homes that were hooked into the municipal water system, you may have some fears or questions about buying a home with a well. The good news is most water wells are safe, and people swear that well water tastes better than municipal water. Over 21 million homes in the United [...]

By | 2018-04-16T10:52:04-04:00 April 16th, 2018|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Buying a House with a Well Water System

Buying a House? Plumbing Problems to Watch Out For

If you’re in the market to buy a house, congratulations. There are few things as exciting as buying a new home (or a home that’s new to you!) While curb appeal, the style of the home, the neighborhood, local schools, and taxes are all important factors in choosing a home, as a plumber, we want [...]

By | 2018-04-16T10:48:41-04:00 April 16th, 2018|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Buying a House? Plumbing Problems to Watch Out For

Winter Weather Tips for Well Owners

Winter Weather Tips for Well Owners Just like preventing frozen pipes, there are steps to take to prevent a frozen well pump. Deep well pumps are not a concern, as they are already located below ground, where the temperature is above freezing. But if you have a jet pump located in your house, basement or [...]

By | 2018-01-12T09:47:25-04:00 January 22nd, 2018|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Winter Weather Tips for Well Owners

Frozen Pipes – What to Do

Frozen Pipes – What to Do So despite your best efforts at insulating, caulking, wrapping your pipes, leaving a faucet dripping and more, you or a family member find yourself with frozen pipes. What to do? First off, don’t panic. Just because you have frozen pipes doesn’t mean they’ve already burst. Here’s what you can [...]

By | 2018-01-12T09:48:20-04:00 January 12th, 2018|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Frozen Pipes – What to Do

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 | 2017-11-10T07:40:35-04:00 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 | 2017-11-10T07:39:24-04:00 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 | 2017-11-10T07:38:06-04:00 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 | 2017-11-10T07:36:47-04:00 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 | 2017-11-10T07:35:50-04:00 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 | 2017-11-10T07:33:56-04:00 November 20th, 2017|Well Pumps|Comments Off on Schedule Your Fall Well Pump Service Now