Having plumbing problems? In this section of our blog, we provide tips and tricks for common and some not so common plumbing problems. We also provide advice on when to do it yourself or the appropriate time to call a professional plumber.
Abbott’s Plumbing is dedicated to providing a source of information for Baltimore residents. Whether you are looking for how-to information or answers to why your water pressure is low, we provide tips and tricks designed to save you time and money.
How to flush a toilet with no running water
Your toilet does not require any electricity to operate. It can run even if the power is off. With that in mind, a toilet does require water to function properly – which could leave you in a bind if your water is temporarily turned off. In this guide, we will explain how to flush a […]
What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency
Plumbing emergencies are far from convenient. No one wants to have a clogged or broken pipe, or come home to standing water. But the fact is that a plumbing emergency is inevitable in most homes. You might as well do what you can to be prepared for it. This guide explains what to do […]
DIY Drain Unclogging Tips
Have a clogged drain that needs repair? The solution may be simpler than you think! Drain unclogging is often just a matter of using basic household objects to loosen whatever material is causing the problem. In this guide, we will reveal some tried and true DIY drain unclogging tips that may clear your plumbing right […]
Why Does My Home Have Low Water Pressure?
If you’ve ever dealt with the headache of low water pressure then you know just how annoying it is. There’s nothing better than hopping into a hot and steamy shower in the morning and the worst is when you’re groggy in the morning, waiting for your shower to pick you up, only to realize that […]
Common Garbage Disposal Problems and How to Fix Them
Everyone has faced garbage disposal issues or other plumbing problems at one point or another. Knowing what to do in these instances can save you time, money and frustration and keep your kitchen running smoothly. By understanding these common household problems and knowing some quick fixes, you will be set to tackle any garbage disposal […]
How to Fix 4 Tankless Water Heater Problems
While tankless water heaters are more efficient than standard heaters, you will still run into tankless water heater problems from time to time. Tankless water heaters can last for a long time, but you will need to perform routine maintenance checks to make sure it is operating correctly. There are a few common problems […]
What to Do About Bad Tasting Tap Water
We are just starting to feel the heat of summer, so it’s especially important to stay hydrated through bottled or tap water this time of year. If your tap water tastes a little bit off, however, you may chose to avoid it. This obviously affects your level of hydration, and you don’t want to face […]
Household Plumbing Leaks 101
Plumbing leaks are bad news. They waste water, waste money, and could even cause water damage to your home. And what’s more, they’re fairly common. Did you know that three trillion gallons of water are wasted every year in the United States due to plumbing leaks? Not million, not billion, but trillion! And that these […]
What to Do About Shower Hot Water Problems
It’s always great to step into a nice hot shower, which is why it’s just as dissappointing when the hot water runs out after you’ve barely been in there for a minute. Or maybe it doesn’t run out completely, but there’s a noticeable drop in temperature. Why is this happening? There are a number of […]
Plumbing Sounds and What They Could Mean
Hearing a weird sound when you flush the toilet? Or a strange rumbling when you turn on the faucet? Strange plumbing sounds can be frustrating, because most of the time you’re not exactly sure where they’re coming from or what they might mean. In this week’s blog, we’ll talk about some of the more common […]