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I came home from work expecting to find a mess to clean up from drilling holes in my tile wall. There was nothing! What a pleasant surprise! V. Guyton
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  • We Have a Lot to be Thankful For

    Putman Plumbing is thankful for another year in business, and that’s all because of our faithful customers like you! We’re also thankful to have modern plumbing in our country including comfortable toilets, private warm showers, and clean drinking water. These are luxuries that not everyone has, so we should all be thankful for them. (To get a better understanding of how fortunate we are to have the bathrooms we do, check out this article published last week on World Toilet Day).

    We wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving filled with great food and warm memories. Here are just a few reminders to avoid plumbing problems this weekend so you don’t end up with a big mess with a house full of guests:

    Support Small Business Saturday

    If you plan to do some holiday shopping this weekend, please support your local Middletown and Frederick County businesses!

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Putman Plumbing! If you have any plumbing problems, give us a call.

    Is Your Home Ready for Thanksgiving Guests?

    If you’re hosting a big dinner for Thanksgiving, you probably already have a lot on your plate (see what we did there?). But besides grocery shopping and planning where out of town guests will sleep, you should also make sure no big problems will come up with a house full of people. If you notice any of these problems, have a licensed plumber in Middletown check them out well before your guests arrive.

    Stopped Up Toilets

    If you’re already having to flush twice to get everything down your toilet, imagine how much flushing that will be all day long on Thanksgiving day – and it could possibly overflow. There’s a reason why your toilet is stopped up. Flushable wipes could be balled up in your pipes (they aren’t really that flushable, after all).  And if any parts in your tank are broken, there may not be enough water getting to the bowl to wash everything down. A Frederick County plumber can take a look and fix the problem to avoid a big mess.

    Cold Showers

    Is your water running cold after three people in your family take showers in the morning? Imagine how cold your guests will be when you add them to your household. There could be sediment buildup in the bottom of your hot water heater that’s preventing your water from getting as hot as it should, and a plumber can drain that for you. Or if your hot water heater is around 10 years old, you may consider having a new hot water heater installed before guests arrive.

    Clogged Drains

    Lots of stuff will be going down your kitchen sink and garbage disposal on Thanksgiving (although you shouldn’t pour fats, grease, or chunky foods into your drain, and no bones in your disposal). If you already notice that your kitchen sink is draining slowly, it could end up completely clogged during your big dinner. Liquids should flow straight through when you pour them down the drain, so if it’s taking a few minutes for them to disappear, call a plumber now to clear the problem.

    Dripping Faucets

    Your water bill will certainly go up when you have extra showering, flushing, hand-washing, and cooking going on. If you already notice a leaky faucet anywhere in the house, it’s worth it to call a plumber now to fix it so that doesn’t add to the bill. A trained plumber can tell you if it’s time to replace your faucet and have it fixed before your turkey is in the oven!

    Putman Plumbing is happy to help you get prepared so you can enjoy your Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays. Just give us a call!

     

    Don’t Put Pumpkins Down the Sink or Garbage Disposal!

    Carving jack-o-lanterns is a favorite Halloween activity for lots of Frederick County families. But a common misconception is that it’s okay to put pumpkin guts down the garbage disposal or drain. The slimy, stringy pulp can harden and cause clogged drains, and can get wrapped around the garbage disposal blade and cause damage. And just as no nuts should ever go into your disposal, seeds are also too solid to be ground up.

    When Halloween is over, it’s also not a good idea to chop up your jack-o-lanterns and put them down the garbage disposal. Just like watermelon or honeydew, pumpkin rinds are too hard and tough for blades to chop up, so it’s very likely that you’ll have to call a plumber to fix or replace your garbage disposal.

    What should I do with pumpkin seeds, pulp and rinds?

    Before you start carving, lay out a newspaper under your pumpkin and then grab a bowl. Scoop the pulp and seeds into the bowl and catch the extra stuff on the newspaper. When you’re finished, throw all the pulp into the trash can or into your compost pile. For a special treat, rinse the seeds and lay them on a cookie sheet, sprinkle them with salt and bake at 325 for about 25 minutes.

    If you compost, it will take a whole pumpkin quite a while to disappear, so cut it into pieces if you want it to rot down quicker. If you don’t normally compost, here’s a guide to help you get rid of your pumpkin.

    Have a Happy Halloween!

    We hope you and your family have a safe Halloween and enjoy lots of tasty treats. If you find yourself in a sticky plumbing situation, one of our professional plumbers from Putman Plumbing will be there to save you. Just give us a call.

    We Remember Fallen Soldiers

    This weekend as we enjoy pool time and good food with friends, let’s not forget the real reason for Memorial Day: to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom. We’re so thankful we have the freedom to own and run a business we love, and we owe so much gratitude to the brave soldiers who fought for us.

    If you’re hosting a barbecue this weekend and have a lot of people in your home, you’re more likely to have plumbing problems. Here are some proactive things you can do to avoid having issues:

     

     

    Have a Safe Memorial Day from Putman Plumbing!

    Prevent Easter Plumbing Problems With These Tips

    As you begin to plan next week’s Easter celebration, you’re probably excited to get together with family and share a wonderful meal. But in order to prevent having to call a plumber on Easter, make sure you know what should and shouldn’t go down the garbage disposal. You can get on top of plumbing problems from the start by cleaning your drain before guests arrive. Pour a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of white vinegar into each drain to make a foam taht will eat away buildup inside your drains.

    Easter Egg Shells

    Eggs have a membrane inside the shells that can shred and form a web that captures other foods and liquids that go into your drain pipe, which can cause clogs. The membrane lining can also wrap around the garbage disposal’s shredder, causing it to malfunction. So stick those shells in the trash after your egg hunt.

    Ham Bones, Chicken Bones, Any Bones

    No matter what your main course is, don’t throw the bones in the garbage disposal. They will splinter and get lodged in your drain pipe.

    Oil and Grease

    Cooking oil or even the grease that bakes out of the ham should never be poured down the drain. It will thicken and cling to the pipe, just like it does if you leave it sitting in a pan. Instead, pour the oil or grease into a coffee can or another dish and either wait for it to harden or put a lid on it and throw it away.

    Celery and Asparagus

    These stringy foods will wrap around the blades of the garbage disposal and cause it to slow down, so throw any leftovers in the trash.

    Pasta or Rice

    Just as these foods swell up in your stomach and make you feel full, they’ll swell in the drain pipe and cause a clog. So avoid scraping these into the garbage disposal or sink at all cost.

    Call Putman Plumbing if You Need Easter Plumbing Help in Middletown

    We’re always here to help if you have any questions about your plumbing. Just give us a call! Happy Easter from Putman Plumbing.

     

     

     

    New Years Plumbing Resolutions

    new-years-day-1892263_1280Are you setting goals to be healthier in the New Year? Maybe to drink more water, eat more fruits and vegetables and get more exercise? Well, just as it’s important to improve yourself, you should also be thinking of ways to improve your home. Making some changes to your home’s plumbing can make you feel like you’re doing your part in conserving water while also lowering your bills in 2017.

    Switch to a More Efficient Toilet

    Nearly 30 percent of your home’s indoor water use comes from the toilet. If you have an old toilet that uses more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush, it’s a good time to replace it with a high-efficiency or low flush model that uses only 1.28 gallons per flush.  You could also consider a dual-flush toilet which has separate flush buttons for liquid and solid waste.

    Buy a Low-Flow Showerhead

    Many older showerheads use at least 2.5 gallons of water per minute, which can really add up if you have a lot of people in your household. Purchasing a new ultra low-flow showerhead can save half a gallon of water per minute, resulting in big savings on your water bills as well as on your energy bills due to less demand on your water heater.

    Update Your Water Heater

    According to Energy.gov, the second largest energy expense in your home is the water heater (heating and cooling is first). A new energy efficient water heater might dent your pocketbook when you make the initial purchase, but the savings you’ll see on bills in upcoming years will be worth it. You can also enjoy tax incentives of buying an Energy Star certified water heater. Talk to one of the plumbers at Putman Plumbing to find out more.

    Fix Leaks and Drips

    You could be spending much more on your water bill than you need to just by letting that annoying faucet continue to drip. Have a licensed plumber come and take a look at dripping faucets and examine any places in your pipes where you suspect leaks. You’ll appreciate the savings after you get those fixed.

    Putman Plumbing Wishes You a Happy New Year

    As we end 2016, we feel blessed to have worked with long-term and new customers throughout this past year, and we look forward to seeing what the New Year will bring to our business! From all of us at Putman, have a safe and very happy New Year!

     

     

     

    Plumbing Upgrades Make Great Gifts

    showerheadStill trying to think of what to buy someone special, but don’t want something that will lose its novelty after a month? The perfect gift should last much longer, so consider adding some luxury to your Frederick County home with some plumbing upgrades.

    Every Morning at the Spa

    Skip the gift certificate to the spa and let your wife enjoy a massage every morning with a new shower head, or have a nice big soaking tub installed.

    No More Bending Down to Brush

    Traditional counter tops are made for shorter, or at least average height, people. If your husband is 6’4″, chances are he has to bend way over to shave or brush his teeth. Invest in a nice tall vanity that will make his morning routine much more comfortable.

    Softer Water

    Tired of cleaning that buildup off of your shower stall walls? The same hard water that causes that grime could also be the reason for the speckles all over your dishes. The minerals in hard water contains high levels of minerals that leave buildup and even keep your dishwasher from working its best. A water softening system can reduce mineral levels for cleaner water. Have a whole house water softener installed as a gift!

    Clean Drinking Water

    Has your mother-in-law been filling up the same filtered water pitcher for years? She may love to fill up her glass of clean water straight from the faucet. Ask her if she’d like to have a filtering system installed under her kitchen sink. Putman Plumbing can recommend a system that will fit into her cabinet perfectly.

    Our staff of knowledgeable plumbing experts and technicians would love to help you think of the perfect gift for Christmas. Just give us a call and we can discuss and install a touch of luxury that your loved one will appreciate for years to come!

    We’re Thankful for Our Customers

    turkey-848495_1280Putman Plumbing has been blessed with another year of wonderful business, and that’s all because of our customers! Whether your day includes watching the Macy’s Parade, playing football with the kids or grandkids, or just enjoying delicious food, we hope it’s filled with lots of laughs and new memories with loved ones.

    Just a reminder as you prepare to cook your dinner, you can avoid problems with your garbage disposal and drains by following a few guidelines:

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Putman Plumbing! We are truly thankful for your business!

    3 Ways to Avoid Scary Plumbing Scenarios this Halloween

     

    halloween-1743242_1280It’s a fun time of year in Frederick County. Leaves are falling, ghosts and witches are sprawled across neighborhood lawns, and spooky jack-o-lanterns are grinning ear to ear about upcoming Halloween festivities. One thing you definitely want to do this Halloween is keep it fun – and that means not having to deal with plumbing disasters just when little goblins start ringing your doorbell.

    1) Don’t put pumpkins in the garbage disposal!

    Whether you’ve made a pumpkin pie or you just want to get rid of the slimy stuff after carving them, pumpkin rhinds, guts, and seeds don’t belong in the garbage disposal. The rhinds and seeds are too hard and can damage the blade, and stringy insides can clog and even damage the disposal. Avoid a malfunctioning nightmare and thrown them in a compost pile or in the trash.

     2) Don’t ignore scary sounds in your pipes.

    The moaning, banging or rattling coming from your pipes aren’t just regular sounds of the season. If you have high water pressure or loose pipes that need to be secured, you’ll hear these kinds of sounds. Call a plumber to investigate so you can have the problem fixed quickly.

    3) Don’t let your faucets keep dripping.

    The scariest thing about a dripping faucet is the scream you’ll hear when you see your water bill! It may not look like a lot of water as it comes out in tiny drops, but a leaky shower, tub or sink can actually add up to extra gallons of water per day. You’ll notice a huge difference on your bill if you have it fixed by a plumber. Don’t wait until those cute little ghosts hear your scream and run away!

    We hope you enjoy all the fun things going on in Middletown and Frederick County this Halloween weekend. If you need any help with plumbing problems, give Putman Plumbing a call!

     

     

     

    Happy Easter from Putman Plumbing!

    easterThis weekend as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, take the time to look around and enjoy all the new life around us — green grass, blooming flowers, children giggling as they find their eggs. It’s a beautiful time of year to count our blessings.

    We at Putman wish you an Easter filled with good food, lots of laughs, and many new memories.

    And remember not to pour that ham grease down the drain or garbage disposal!

    Happy Easter from our family to yours.