Who Invented The Indoor Plumbing System?

Did you know? Indoor plumbing first became available in more developed areas of this country during the end of the 19th century. The water closet and drainage system used to create this was oddly enough created by Thomas Crapper. That is where the slang for the word bathroom comes from.Can you imagine how our daily […]

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Save Water this Summer Infographic

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The following infographic gives you tips on how to conserve water outdoors during the hot summer months. For instance, did you know that a 20 minute watering of the average lawn can use more water than taking 130 showers?..Now that’s a lot of water. Feel free to share this with your neighbors and friends.

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How to Choose a Plumbing Company

Not all plumbing companies are created equally, and before you choose a plumbing company for your next project you should read this: There are basically two types of plumbing companies: small-scale family-owned plumbing companies, and larger-scale oriented corporations. The large companies are usually well known because of their catchy radio ad jingles, tv commercials and […]

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Sump Pump Maintenance and Repair | Durance Plumbing

Most basements in the Washington DC-Baltimore, Maryland area have a sump pump. Our area generally gets a lot of rain in the spring and summer months and our fair share of winter snow and ice. Sump pumps are the first line of defense to keep water out of your basement and to protect your possessions […]

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Have You Received a Backflow Testing Notice from the WSSC?

HAVE YOU RECEIVED  A NOTICE FROM THE WASHINGTON SUBURBAN COMMISSION TO TEST YOUR BACKFLOW DEVICES? If so, this video explains the process to take to remain in compliance. DURANCE PLUMBING IS LICENSED BY THE WSSC TO TEST, REPAIR AND REPLACE ANY BACKFLOW DEVICE. WE ARE WSSC APPROVED TO REGISTER BACKFLOW TEST RESULTS ON THE WSSC […]

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3 Ways To Prevent Clogged Drains

Some plumbing problems you just can’t avoid, due to faulty materials, poor installation, or simple wear and tear over time. However, there are ways to prevent clogged drains in your home or business by being careful never to allow certain materials to enter into the system. Therefore Durance Plumbing believes certain plumbing problems can be […]

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5 Reasons Why Your Hot Water Has Stopped Working

Have you ever woken up early with visions of jumping into a warm steam shower, only to find that your shower is freezing cold? Is it taking longer for your water to heat up to the desirable temperature? If so, then you understand what a hindrance it can be to have a problem with your […]

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3 Simple Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Winter is on its way, and with it comes the need to winterize your home. Durance Plumbing believes the one area you can’t afford to take any chances with, is that of preparing your plumbing pipe-work for the freezing cold weather. We are listing three of the simplest things you can do to prevent frozen […]

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Top 3 Reasons You Might Need a Plumber

Top 3 Reasons You Might Need a Plumber It may be tempting to attempt to do your own home repairs in order to save some money.  However, there are some circumstances in which you absolutely should call in the experts. In this article we are identifying three reasons you may need to call a professional […]

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