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Video Blog – What is Radon?

Pat Scheper, VP and Master Plumber, talks about radon – what it is, how it gets into our homes and how to test for it.  

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Bunker Added to the Coloring Page!

We added Bunker, everyone’s favorite canine, to our coloring page! You can download it here!

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Winterizing your Plumbing

Subfreezing weather is right around the corner which means the possibility of frozen pipes and leaks.  You should take some precautions which can save you from property damage, big bucks and much heartache. Frozen water pipes burst because when water freezes it expands.  This expansion causes a build-up of pressure in the pipe causing it to burse. OUTSIDE FAUCETS:  We all have at least one outside hose faucet.  In the trade we call them hose

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Apple Plumbing & Heating Wins Small Business Award

November 8 2012 – Westminster Apple Plumbing & Heating received the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award for companies with 11-50 employees in an award ceremony at The Portico of St. John in Westminster. The award ceremony was attended by over 100 people including many local business leaders and government officials. The award automatically enters Apple Plumbing into the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards to be decided in spring of 2013.

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Save Up to 75% by Switching from an Oil Burner to High Efficiency Gas

Master Plumber Pat Scheper explains why a a high efficiency gas burner will save money over an oil burner: “The older a boiler, the less efficient it is.  This is due to the fact that technology has increased the fuel burning efficiency of heating equipment radically in the last 50 years. And that as equipment ages, it simply becomes less efficient. So, let’s say your boiler uses #2 fuel oil and is 25 years old. 

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Apple Wins Carroll’s Best Reader’s Choice Award for 2012!

Thank you Carroll County for voting us the WINNER of Carroll’s Best Reader’s Choice Award in the plumbing contractor category for 2012.

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How much water does a leaking faucet waste?

Are you living with a drip? Check out the USGS Drip Calculator to determine exactly how much water a dripping faucet wastes per day/year. For example, 3 faucets dripping 1 drip per minute waste 104 gallons per year! Call us at 410.840.8118 if you need help with a drip your living with….a dripping faucet that is.

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Reminder: Maryland Lead Free Plumbing

Back in December we told you about NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Annex G (NSF 61-G) and how it goes into effect nationally on January 1 2014.  NSF 61-G ensures that any plumbing product that delivers drinkable water is limited to ≤ 0.25% weighted average lead content. The state of Maryland however, has decided to enforce NSF 61-G two years in advance and it went into effect on January 1 of this year. The most common items

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Vote for Apple Plumbing for Carroll’s Best 2012

It’s that time of year again! Time to vote in the annual Carroll County Time’s Carroll’s Best Contest! The button will take you right to the voting form where you can vote for Apple Plumbing and many of your other favorite local service providers and retail stores. Thank you for your vote!

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Clever (and Funny) Customer Plumbing Fix

Check out the way someone fixed their broken toilet handle! It worked until someone in the household wanted to clip coupons while someone else was in the bathroom. We think the colors clash a bit too. Luckily they decided to call us and we fixed it in a flash. They now have a shiny new handle that matches the rest of the bathroom. And no more having to schedule bathroom time around scissor use! Do

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