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Bacteria in Well Water

It almost goes without saying, we need water to live. Depending on the situation, a person can die from dehydration in a matter of hours, days at the most. I believe that, next to air, water is our most basic need. So it stands to reason that the water we drink needs to be clean, free of harmful chemicals and bacteria, and taste good. To that end, you should be certain your water quality is

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What Is A Submersible Well Pump?

Glad you asked! So, last week I said we’d spend a little time on water quality. That can be a rather long subject to talk about and I was informed this morning that I tend to be long-winded in these blogs. So, in the interest of brevity, I’ll postpone the water quality volume for a week and briefly talk about submersible pumps. To wit:   This is a submersible well pump.   Have a great

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Water Wells 102

Let’s jump right back in where we left off last week. If you missed it, I highly recommend you checking out last week’s blog entitled “Water Wells 101”. I gave an overview of wells, how they work and what they do. I mentioned there are different types but left you all in suspense. Well here we are, at the exciting conclusion to a two-part nail-biter of a blog miniseries! Read on! One type of well

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Water Wells 101

In our trade, when one mentions “PUMP” we naturally think of a well pump. Today’s topic: Water wells. To define it, a well is simply a deep, skinny hole in the ground from which we pump water. The illustration shows a typical 6” well such as we see in many yards. A well driller drills about an 8” diameter hole in the ground until he hits bedrock. He continues drilling 2 feet into the bed

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Back-Up Sump Pumps, Part 2 of 2

If you’ve been keeping up with our special “hump Day, Pump Day” series on sump pumps, you’ll remember that we’ve so far discussed sump pumps and their uses, and we’ve moved on to back-up sump pumps. Last Wednesday I went over one type of back-up sump pump with you, the battery-powered back-up. This week, I’ll explore the second type: water-powered back-up sump pumps. How do these work? Well, the pump utilizes a phenomenon know as

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Back-Up Sump Pumps: Part 1 of 2

On our first “Hump Day-Pump Day” we talked about sump pumps. As we learned, a sump pump is a very necessary item, especially when there are heavy rains. So, what happens when your electric goes out during a storm? Or when your sump pump just fails? Without a functioning sump pump, the rain water will eventually flood your basement. Just a ¼” of water, which is about 156 gallons per 1,000 square feet, can do

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Have You Checked THIS Lately?

Almost every house has one. It’s generally located in a damp, dark hole in the floor, and most homeowners pay it no attention until they are standing ankle deep in water during a storm. Yup, it’s your sump pump. Think of your basement as a reverse swimming pool. Instead of a hole in the ground keeping water in, you have a hole in the ground trying to keep water out. I say trying because most

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Apple Plumbing Wins Maryland Breakthrough Business Award!

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore, MD. June 6 2013. Apple Plumbing & Heating Inc., a full service family owned plumbing company located in Westminster Maryland, was awarded the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Breakthrough Business Award in the 11- 50 employees category on Thursday June 6 at the awards luncheon at Martin’s West in Baltimore. (see video below) The Maryland Chamber of Commerce selects winners based on excellence in innovation, company growth, entrepreneurial spirit, competitiveness

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Some Easy Water (and Money!) Saving Tips

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners has voted to increase water and sewer rates in order to pay for repairs to our sewer and water systems, which affects a large portion of our customer base. Because of this, I thought now would be an opportune time to remind everyone of a few basic actions we can take to ensure we’re not wasting more water and money. These tips can save up to thousands of gallons

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Business Breakthrough Awards Finalist!

We’re pleased to announce that Apple Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is officially one of three finalists at the MD Business Breakthrough Awards! Apple is in the category for businesses with 11-50 employees and winners will be announced June 6th at the awards luncheon at Martin’s West in Baltimore. We’d just like to take a minute to thank our faithful customers for continuing to support our business. Thank you for trusting us with your plumbing needs,

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