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How to Keep Melting Snow from Flooding Your Basement

Just as the weather folks predicted, we got a lot of snow in Maryland. Winter Storm Jonas packed a punch in Frederick County and the snow looked pretty as it fell, but now that it’s piled up in our yards and will soon melt, it’s time to think about something not so pretty:

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Don’t Put Pumpkins Down the Drain!

Halloween is an exciting time for Frederick County families, but there’s something that scares us even more than witches and ghouls: Pumpkins in your pipes. When you’re ready to carve jack-o-lanterns, don’t put the pulp and seeds down your kitchen sink drain or even into your garbage disposal. The slimy, stringy pulp can harden and cause

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We Thank Our Military on 9/11 and Every Day

It’s been 14 years since thousands of Americans lost their lives in a horrific act of terrorism. Today, we remember those who died, and thank all of our soldiers who continue to fight for our freedom. But it’s not just today that we should be showing our appreciation for all that

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4 Plumbing Myths Your Mother May Have Told You

It’s hard to comprehend that things you’ve been told for years about home maintenance could be wrong. But when it comes to the plumbing system in your Frederick County home, it’s best to believe the experts in order to prevent damage. Here are a few assumptions our Putman Plumbing customers have had

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Consider Energy Efficient Plumbing For Your New Home

If you’re planning on building a home, your first concern is probably how you want it to look. But besides choosing bricks, doors and windows, you’ll need to decide how you want the inside of your home to function. Starting from scratch is a great time to think about some of the

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Use Your Tax Return to Update Your Plumbing

If you’re getting a decent amount on your tax return, it’s tempting to spend it on fun stuff. But instead of planning a cruise or a trip to the Poconos, why not invest in something that will improve your home’s value and make it function better for years to come? Particularly if

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April Fool’s Tricks to Play with Plumbing

On April 1, 2007, Google posted a link on their home page to a site that offered free wireless Internet to consumers through their home plumbing system. In a mock press release, Google’s co-founder stated that this up-and-coming technology would be “leading the way through the sewers, up out of your toilet and — splat — right onto your

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Protect Your Home from Snow Buildup

Many of us in Frederick County enjoy watching the snow fall, but as it starts to build up inch by inch around our homes, it’s important to think about the damage it can cause when it melts. Let’s look at a few things you can do to reduce potential problems and claims on

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