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Know Where to Get Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency

September is National Preparedness Month, established by FEMA as a reminder that families should have a plan in case of a natural disaster or other unexpected event. Considering the recent outbreaks of hurricanes in the Atlantic, it’s a good idea to discuss how your household would handle such a disaster if

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How You Can Help Houston Flood Victims

We at Putman Plumbing are sending up many prayers for southern Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. Although Frederick County is many miles away, we’d like to share some ways you can help Texas flood victims without leaving your home. Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has established this fund

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How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

We all remember drinking out of the hose on a hot summer day when we were kids. Back then, there wasn’t a question of how safe the water was. Today’s research shows that drinking hose water can cause health problems since most outdoor faucets and fixtures are made of metal,

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April Showers Bring Flooded Basements

Spring rains are doing their job to make Frederick County lawns beautiful, but they can do a lot of damage to your basement if your sump pump isn’t working. Before you find your belongings under water, here’s how to know if your sump pump is working correctly, and what to

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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

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March 11 is World Plumbing Day

As spring approaches and the weather gets warmer, we’re more likely to reach for a nice cold glass of water. Next time you take a drink, think about how lucky you are to have clean drinking water and safe, working plumbing in our homes. This Saturday, March 11th is World Plumbing

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Buying a Home This Spring? Hire a Plumber First!

If you’re buying a home in Frederick County this spring, you’ve probably already made your wish list including the number of bedrooms, preferred neighborhood, and whether you’d like a two-story or a ranch. But a lot of potential homeowners don’t realize that even when they find the “perfect” home, they need

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Hire a Plumber to Maintain Your Water Heater

If you want to avoid waking up to a cold shower, it’s important to maintain your water heater. Even energy efficient water heaters will become less efficient if not taken care of.  Because water heaters combine water and electricity, it’s always best to have a licensed plumber perform a maintenance check

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Prepare Your Home Now to Prevent Pipes From Freezing

We’re enjoying mild temperatures for January in Middletown this week, but that could change within a week or even days.  Take advantage of the break in the cold to take the steps needed to prevent your pipes from freezing when temperatures drop. Why Should I Worry About Frozen Pipes? Many pipes are

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