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Is My Drinking Water Safe?

With all the uncertainties about Covid-19, you may be wondering if the virus can exist in your drinking water. While some homeowners have begun buying bottled water and boiling water, the EPA has announced that protecting the health and safety of Americans is its highest priority, and that “Americans can

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Has your water bill gone up? This may be why.

With the whole family home more often due to Covid-19, it’s obvious that you’re running the dishwasher, flushing toilets, and (hopefully) washing hands more often. Now that warmer weather is setting in, you’ll also be using more water for outdoor chores and summer fun. But if you notice your water

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Is Your Sump Pump Ready for Heavy Rain?

They say April showers bring May flowers, but in Harford County, there’s a good possibility strong showers could continue into May. That means if your sump pump isn’t prepared to take on extra rain, you could be dealing with nasty damage to your basement and any belongings you have down

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Full house due to Covid-19? Take these plumbing precautions.

With students learning at home and many parents telecommuting, plumbing systems around Frederick County are working overtime. While Putman Plumbing is always here to help with your plumbing problems, we’d like to remind you of some things your family can do to reduce the chance of needing to call us.

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What if I run out of toilet paper?

Just like you, we at Putman Plumbing never thought we’d see a day when people were hoarding toilet paper. Just about every shelf in Frederick County stores is empty unless you happen to be there when a truck is being unloaded. It’s crazy! Hopefully you won’t find yourself completely out

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What is the best water temperature for hand washing?

With the Coronavirus spreading rapidly, we’re all being told to wash our hands with soap and hot water. But how hot does water have to be to kill germs, and should you alter the settings on your water heater to achieve it? Here are some things to consider. Too Hot

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Spring Rain is Coming. Can Your Sump Pump Handle It?

According to Punxsutawney Phil, spring is just around the corner. That means all the showers that bring pretty flowers will result in flooded basements in Frederick County if your sump pumps aren’t working. To make sure your basement stays dry, let’s review some important sump pump information. When should I

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Are you using the right plunger?

If you have a large, busy household like many families in Harford County, you’ve most likely heard the frantic call to stop a clogged toilet from overflowing. Hopefully you were successful, but if not it may be because you don’t have the right kind of plunger. While we love to

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Modern Updates for Your Bathroom in 2020

Can you believe we’ve actually arrived in the year 2020? We may not have flying cars yet, but there are lots of things we couldn’t imagine would be possible even a decade ago. If you haven’t made any updates to your bathroom in quite a while, consider sprucing it up

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