How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are a very effective kitchen tools, and the most powerful ones can clean many messes completely on their own. The problem is that some food waste can’t be chopped up, and some things go down the drain which shouldn’t. Another problem is that even when contents are drained, they leave residue in the […]

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How to Clean Your Bathtub

Bathtub in need of a good cleaning? Don’t reach for that all-purpose cleaning solution just yet. Different tubs require different cleaning methods, which we’ll cover in this blog.   How To Clean Porcelain Bathtubs Porcelain bathtubs are the most durable of all tubs. There are several methods you can use to clean a porcelain tub. […]

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How Can I Find a Good Plumber in Baltimore?

If you want to find a good plumber in Baltimore, let us help guide you in the right direction. Here at Abbott’s Plumbing, we believe our combination of Family, Experience, and Service, make us a great choice for your Baltimore plumber.   Family Abbott’s Plumbing in Baltimore has been in business since 1993. We’re happy […]

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Two Tips For Keeping Your Bathtub Drain Clear

Clogged bathtub drains are a pretty big nuisance. When the shower drain is clogged, the slow buildup of water in the tub makes it so you end up practically taking a bath by the time you’re finished in the shower. That’s not to say we’ve got anything against baths, but when you want to take […]

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How To Plunge a Toilet

Plunging a toilet seems easy enough. Stick the plunger in the toilet, plunge vigorously, and viola, problem solved. You can get by using this method, but if you want to give yourself a better chance at getting that clog out, there is a better way to do it. The last thing you want is to […]

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How To Prevent Winter Plumbing Problems in Baltimore

The cold temperatures of a Baltimore winter can do a number on your plumbing if you’re not ready for them. Pipes can freeze or burst, causing cold showers, or even worse, flooding inside your home. Here are a few tips that can prevent common winter plumbing problems. Winter Plumbing Tips Insulate your pipes Keep interior […]

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What Are Hard and Soft Water?

Hard and soft are both terms used to describe water based on its mineral content. Soft water only contains sodium, while hard water contains dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. The higher the quantity of minerals the water contains, the harder the water.   Hard water is not a health hazard, in fact, waters […]

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Why is the Water Pressure in My Shower Low?

Low water pressure in the shower is a pretty big inconvenience. Not only does it take longer to shower when the water pressure is low, it’s also less satisfying. So why might the water pressure be low? The problem could lie in the shower head. Minerals and other debris can deposit themselves in the shower […]

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Water and Sewer Replacement in Baltimore

Water and sewer replacement is a big job, but if your water or sewer lines are leaking, it’s a necessary one. So how do you know if your water or sewer lines need to be replaced?   There are several signs the water line may need to be replaced. Your water bill might be higher […]

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What Not to Put Down the Drain

A garbage disposal can handle a lot of food waste that’s thrown at it. However, even the best garbage disposal can’t handle some waste, which can cause the disposal to stop working or clog up the drain. Here are some food items that you should not put down the drain in the kitchen sink.   […]

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