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24-Hour Service

Monday-Saturday, Sunday after 1 pm
I Sam 2:30a “Those who honor me, I will honor…”
301-371-4395
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You care! You are there when I need you. You offer solutions, not just a quick fix, and provide quality service. I just feel very comfortable knowing that as a Diamond Club member, Putman Plumbing will always be readily available whether I have a minor or serious problem. P. Hargett
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  • Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours

    All of us at Putman Plumbing want to wish our customers, family and friends a very Merry Christmas. We hope you all have a wonderful time making new memories and celebrating the birth of Jesus.

    This time of year always makes us feel extremely blessed to have so much support from so many throughout Frederick County. If you need any help with your plumbing this holiday season, we’ll send one of our plumbers out to your home as soon as possible. There’s nothing we want more than for you to be able to enjoy each magical moment with your loved ones.

    Merry Christmas, from the Putman Plumbing family to yours!

     

    7 Plumbing Resolutions for Your Frederick County Home

    If 2020 is the year that you’ll be following healthier eating habits and exercising more, that’s great. But you should also keep in mind some things you can do to protect your home and save water.

    Be Proactive About Plumbing Problems

    As soon as you notice a leaking faucet, see water around the toilet, or hear a weird sound coming from your water pipes, call Putman Plumbing. What seems like small issues can quickly turn to big problems that can result in damaged pipes or flooring, and high water bills.

    Warm Your Pipes

    Here in Maryland, winters are no joke. If you don’t have insulating sleeves for pipes located around the perimeter of your home and you haven’t had a burst yet, you’re lucky. Purchase them now and get your pipes wrapped to prevent a major headache.

    Be Nicer to Your Garbage Disposal

    Garbage disposals are not meant to grind hard bones, fibrous vegetables or fruit rinds since they can all damage the blades. And you’re also not supposed to pour oil or grease down since it will solidify and cling to the drain pipes. We love to have your plumbing business, but these are things you can definitely avoid just by being more careful.

    Save More Water

    Not only does using less water lower your water bill, but it’s so much better for the planet! So don’t let the faucet run while you’re brushing your teeth, make sure the dishwasher is full when you run it, switch to low-flow shower heads, and buy eco-friendly appliances whenever possible!

    Have Your Water Heater Flushed  Once a Year

    It’s easy to forget about the water heater because it’s out of sight, but it’s important to have a professional plumber in Middletown flush it once a year to remove the sediment buildup. This can improve your water heater’s lifespan and help it run more efficiently.

    Only Flush Toilet Paper Down the Toilet

    This seems easy to remember, but even Kleenex and flushable wipes can ball up in your plumbing system and cause clogs because they don’t disintegrate the way toilet paper does. Remind everyone in your family that no paper towels, feminine products, or anything else besides TP goes in the toilet.

    Schedule a Plumbing Inspection

    There are some things plumbers find that the average homeowners don’t. We will come out and inspect your system for leaks, clear your drains and let you know if there are concerns you should pay attention to. Preventative plumbing is a great investment to help you avoid expensive issues in the future.

    Call Putman Plumbing to Schedule Your 2020 Plumbing Inspection!

    Whether you suspect a leak or clog, or you just want things checked out to make sure there are not problems, call us! We’d be happy to help your plumbing system stay healthy in the New Year!

    Five Plumbing Problems to Check before Holiday Guests Arrive

    If you have family coming in for the holidays in a few weeks, now is the time to get your plumbing problems checked out. Here are some things to ask yourself before guests arrive:

    Will You Have Enough Hot Water?

    If your water turn cold when the fourth person in your family takes a shower, imagine what will happen when four extra people are there!  You may have sediment sitting in the bottom of your hot water heater that prevents the water from heating as it should, so it’s a good idea to have a trusted Middletown plumber drain it before guess arrive. If your hot water heater is 10 years or older, you may consider having a new one installed before the holidays. If you have guests stay with you frequently throughout the year, think about getting a bigger hot water heater.

    Are there Problems With Toilets Flushing?

    Do you have to flush twice sometimes to get everything down? There may be a clog in your plumbing pipes which will back up even more with multiple guests using the toilet — and even lead to a messy overflow. Have a plumber check for clogs or broken parts, and then encourage your family not to use flushable wipes.  They could be the reason your pipes are getting clogged.

    Does the Faucet Drip?

    A slow drip can already cause your water bill to add up, so when you add hand-washing, showering, and  flushing when guests are there, your bill will go through the roof. Have a plumber fix the leak so you can keep extra money in the bank for holiday gift giving.

    Is the Kitchen Sink Clogged?

    When you’re cooking for a crowd and rinsing dishes, you won’t want a clogged kitchen drain. Liquids should flow straight through when you pour them down the drain, so if it’s taking a few minutes to disappear, call a plumber to clear the clog.

    Is the Garbage Disposal Working?

    If you smell something rotten in the garbage disposal or don’t hear the blades turning when you turn it on, make sure to call a Frederick County plumber. You’ll need a working garbage disposal for your holiday guests!

    Putman Plumbing is Your Trusted Middletown Plumbing Company for Holiday Plumbing Problems

    We want every Frederick County resident to enjoy this season with family and friends. If you have a plumbing problem, give us a call and we’ll take care of it right away!

    We Honor Those Who Gave Their Lives for Our Freedom

    While we are very thankful for pools opening this weekend in Frederick County, we’re even more thankful for the real reason for Memorial Day weekend: to honor the brave men and women who died while fighting for our freedom. We will be forever grateful for their sacrifice and pray for peace for their families.

    There are quite a few fun events happening in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas this weekend, but if you’re planning to host guests at home, plumbing problems are likely to happen. It’s a good idea to brush up on tips to help you prevent issues with your garbage disposal, sinks and toilets.

    Have a Safe Memorial Day from Putman Plumbing!

    If you need any plumbing help for your Frederick County home after the weekend, be sure to give us a call.

    Happy Easter from Putman Plumbing!

    It looks like we’ll have beautiful weather for Easter this year in Frederick County. We hope you enjoy time with family while celebrating Jesus’ resurrection!

    If you want to prevent having to call a plumber while hosting guests this year, make sure you know what should and shouldn’t go down the sink and garbage disposal. As a preventative, pour a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of white vinegar into each drain to make a foam formula that will eat away at any buildup inside your drains.

    Egg Shells

    Membranes inside of egg shells can form a web that captures other foods and liquids that go into your drain pipe. This can cause clogs, not to mention that the membrane lining can also wrap around the garbage disposal’s shredder and cause it to malfunction.

    Any Bones

    Bones are too hard for the garbage disposal to grind, so whether you’re having ham or turkey for Easter, don’t throw them in the garbage disposal. They will either break the blades or splinter and get lodged in your drain pipe.

    Grease

    Grease that bakes out of the ham should never be poured down the drain since it will cling to the pipe as it thickens. Instead, pour oil or grease into a coffee can or another dish and throw it away after it hardens.

    Stringy Veggies

    Celery and asparagus strings will wrap around the blades of the garbage disposal and slow it down, so throw leftovers in the trash.

    Foods that Swell

    Just as pasta and rice swell up in your stomach, they’ll do that in the drain pipe. So to avoid a clog, scrape them into the trash.

    Call Putman Plumbing if You Need Easter Plumbing Help in Middletown

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

     

     

    How to Avoid Plumbing Problems at Your Holiday Party

    You may think cookies, candy, gifts and decorations are the most important parts of hosting a successful holiday party, but there’s something your guests will remember even more if it goes wrong — your plumbing! To avoid a disaster from happening while having a festive time with friends and family, follow these tips!

    Point Guests to Multiple Bathrooms

    You don’t want guests to have to wait in line to use the toilet, so let them know which bathrooms are available for use. It might mean cleaning the kids’ toilets before your party, but it will also prevent clogs that could happen from too many people using your hall bathroom.

    Keep a Trash Can Near the Toilet

    Hopefully most guests know what can be flushed and what can’t, but providing a trash can will be a good reminder. If you’re not sure about the toilet knowledge of some of your guests, place a sign that lists things NOT to flush like feminine products, baby wipes, and paper towels.

    Provide a Plunger in Plain Sight

    You don’t want guests to be embarrassed if they happen to cause an overflow. Keeping a plunger next to the toilet will ensure that guests can catch a clog before it floods the bathroom.

    Keep an Eye on the Garbage Disposal

    Hopefully you know by now not to put grease, oil, or hard items like bones in your garbage disposal. You never know if guests will try to grind the wrong foods, so it’s best to show them to the trash can when they’re finished eating.

    If You Have a Plumbing Problem in Your Middletown Home, Call Putman!

    We hope your party goes great and all your guests have a wonderful time. Just in case you have a clogged toilet, a broken garbage disposal, or any other plumbing issue, our licensed plumbers are only a phone call away. Happy Holidays!

     

     

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    We’re thankful for all our friends, family and customers who keep Putman Plumbing in business year after year. We wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving filled with delicious food, warm memories and lots of laughs.

    To avoid plumbing problems while you have a house full of guests, follow these tips!

    Make Sure to Support Small Business Saturday!

    Please support your local Middletown and Frederick County businesses this Saturday. They are the ones who keep our wonderful little community thriving!

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

    Fix Plumbing Problems Before Thanksgiving Guests Arrive

    If you have family and friends coming to stay in your Frederick County home this month, the last thing you’ll want to deal with is a messy plumbing problem while they’re there. Take some steps now to ensure your guests have a comfortable Thanksgiving visit.

    Here are a few things you might want to have a plumber check before guests arrive.

    Do You Have Enough Hot Water?

    If your water turn cold when the third person in your family takes a shower, imagine what will happen when four extra people are there.  You may have sediment sitting in the bottom of your hot water heater that prevents the water from heating as it should, so it’s a good idea to have a Middletown plumber drain it before guess arrive. If your hot water heater is 10 years or older, you may consider having a new one installed before the holidays. If you have guests stay with you frequently throughout the year, think about getting a bigger hot water heater.

    Are the Toilets Flushing Well?

    Do you have to flush twice sometimes to get everything down? There may be a clog somewhere in your plumbing pipes, which will become backed up even more with multiple guests using the toilet — and even lead to a messy overflow. Have a plumber check for clogs or broken parts, and then encourage your family not to use flushable wipes.  They could be the reason your pipes are getting clogged.

    Is the Faucet Dripping?

    A slow drip can already cause your water bill to add up, so when you add hand-washing, showering, and  flushing when guests are there, your bill will go through the roof. Have a plumber fix the leak now so you can keep extra money in the bank for holiday gift giving.

    Is Water Taking Forever to Drain in the Kitchen Sink?

    When you’re cooking for a crowd and rinsing dishes, you won’t want a clogged kitchen drain. Liquids should flow straight through when you pour them down the drain, so if it’s taking a few minutes or even seconds to disappear, call a plumber to clear the clog.

    Is the Garbage Disposal Working?

    If you smell something rotten in the garbage disposal or don’t hear the blades turning when you turn it on, make sure to call a Frederick County plumber. You’ll need to use a working garbage disposal for Thanksgiving and the rest of the weekend!

    Putman Plumbing is Your Trusted Plumbing Company for Holiday Plumbing Problems

    We want every Frederick County resident to enjoy this season with family and friends. If you have a plumbing problem, give us a call and we’ll take care of it right away!

    Why Pumpkins Don’t Go in the Garbage Disposal

    Halloween is this Wednesday, and hopefully you’ve already enjoyed some of the fun and scary things going on around Frederick County. If you haven’t had your fill of Halloween fun, don’t worry. There are still some events in the area going on this week and next weekend.

    Gaver Farm Field Trip on October 31. Meet up with other homeschooling families at this Mt. Airy Farm, where kids can wear their costumes, pick pumpkins, take a hayride, run through a corn maze and play on playgrounds!

    Screamland Farms  on November 2 and 3. This haunted attraction in Frederick will still be open next weekend, so check it out to experience the Hayride of Horrors and zombie paintball!

    SuperHero Fall Kidfest in Leesburg on November 3rd offers a chance for your little ones to wear their costumes again and eat some yummy BBQ.

    Carving Pumpkins This Week? Read This First!

    If your family plans to carve pumpkins this week or you’ll be making pumpkin pie in the near future, it’s important that you dispose of scraps properly. No parts of a pumpkin should ever go in the drain or garbage disposal! Stringy guts can clog drains and wrap around the blade causing it to stop, while pumpkin rinds and seeds are too hard for the blade to cut through, so they can damage the disposal.

    Avoid a clogged sink and broken garbage disposal by scooping guts and seeds into a bowl or newspaper, then throwing the scraps into the trash can or a compost pile.

    Happy Halloween from All of Us at Putman Plumbing!

    We hope you have a safe and fun Halloween. Plumbing problems can be scary, so if you need any plumbing help from a trusted plumber in Middletown this week or any time, give us a call!

    Scary Plumbing Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

    Spooky Halloween fun in Frederick County is fun, but scary plumbing problems are not! If you notice any of these issues now or any time in the future, be sure to give Putman Plumbing a call.

    You Hear Water in Pipes But No One’s Using the Water

    No, there’s not a ghost in your shower. What this could actually mean is that you have a plumbing leak somewhere. If you’re only hearing water constantly running in the toilet, you may simply need to repair a damaged flapper, but if you hear it somewhere else in the house, call your Middletown plumber.

    You Hear a Squeal or Scream When You Turn the Water On

    A super scary sound might be terrifying, but there are no demons in your pipes. Pipes may squeal when water from a large pipe flows into a smaller pipe, so your plumber will either need to adjust the pressure valve or replace a worn washer or valve.

    You Notice a Loud Bang When You Turn the Water Off

    This is called water hammer, and it happens when water pressure changes and loose pipes bang into walls. This could lead to broken pipes or appliances, so it’s important that a licensed Frederick County plumber fix it.

    There’s a Gurgling Monster in the Toilet

    This really could be a scary problem, but not one that involves a scary creature. You could have backed up sewer lines or lines that have cracks, and when air gets through they gurgle. Make sure to call Putman Plumbing right away to clear up this problem.

    You Smell Something Horrifying

    If you’ve lost your appetite for Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins because you can’t get past the rotten egg odor in your home, it’s time to call us. There could be a broken vent or sewer pipe under your house, and besides the terrible smell it causes, it could also wreak havoc on your foundation.

    Have a Fun Halloween Season in Frederick County

    We hope you enjoy some spooky good times in Middletown and surrounding cities. If you need any help with plumbing problems, give us a call.