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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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Color the Apple Plumbing Coloring Page!

We made an Apple Plumbing & Heating coloring page for all the kids (and the grown-ups!) to color! It looks like this: You can download a copy by clicking here. When you’re finished, take a picture and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us or mail it to us. We’ll post them here and on our Facebook page. Need crayons? We have those too! Just ask next time you call and the

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Carroll County Home Show

Apple Plumbing will return to the annual Carroll County Spring Home Show at the Carroll County Ag Center on Saturday March 31st and Sunday April 1st.  Please remember to stop by and see us this year for our “Ask the Plumber” display.  Pat will be available on Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday from 11am-4pm to answer any plumbing questions you may have.  So come prepared with any technical questions or questions to satisfy your curiosity!!

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EPA Lead Free Laws to Go Into Effect in Maryland Jan 1 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require all plumbing products to meet NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Annex G (NSF 61-G) effective January 1 2014. NSF 61-G is a standard to limit the weighted average lead content of plumbing products to ≤ 0.25% for any plumbing that delivers potable (drinkable) water. The state of Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation has decided to amend the current plumbing code to enforce NSF 61-G two years in advance.

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