When should I winterize my pipes?

While it has not really felt like fall very much in Northern VA, we know those cooler temperatures are on their way. September was a dreary month, full of lots of rain and October may bring more of the same, hopefully with more fall like temperatures (where are those 65 degree days?). As we get […]

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3 Rain Related Plumbing Issues

September has turned into the month of rain! The very first weekend, we had a crazy storm on Saturday. Then the next week it rained every single day. After that it was Florence, causing evacuations all along the east coast. You’d think with all this rain; the grass and trees would be really happy. Well, […]

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3 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

As a plumbing company, one of the things we often help customers with is their bathroom remodel. While this may seem surprising, it makes a lot of sense: a bathroom remodel involves the plumbing and pipes just as much as it does the fixtures. In the Northern VA area, there are a lot of older […]

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Fall Plumbing Checklist

Happy September! Now that the cooler weather is closer, it is time to make sure your home and all your plumbing features are ready. At Marines Plumbing, we recommend doing the following three things to prepare for the cool temperatures. Check the Sump Pump With all the rain we’ve had this summer, and especially recently, […]

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Waste Less Water

Now that we are knee deep in summer, you may be noticing an increase in one of your monthly bills. It is not uncommon for water bills to sky rocket during the summer months. At Marines Plumbing, we know it is best for you, and the planet, to be mindful consumers of water. So, how […]

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When Should I Replace My Plumbing Fixtures?

This is truly one of the most frequent questions we get at Marines Plumbing, though often it is specific to a certain plumbing fixture like the water heater, bathroom fixtures, or pipes. Regardless, it is a good question and one that not many people are sure about it. At Marines Plumbing, we recommend regular maintenance […]

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When do I call my plumber?

During the summer we try to squeeze in all our family health appointments: physicals for the kids, dental cleaning, and anything else that can be hard to fit in with the craziness of school. We take care of ourselves doing not only regular maintenance, but also a fair share of preventative maintenance. Not surprisingly, our […]

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5 Common Summer Plumbing Problems

It is July and summer is finally here! During the summer months, some of your household appliances and features get more use than usual and they can start to show signs of normal wear more quickly. 1 – Leaking Washing Machine More time outside means more dirt and stains and ultimately more laundry. Add in […]

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Clogged AC Condensate Drains

It is just now June and already, Northern VA has been experiencing summer-like temperatures, which means most of us are starting to turn on our AC. The last thing we want is for you to turn on your AC and have it not work, or for it to stop working on a day that reaches […]

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4 Things to Check Before Your Vacation

At Marines Plumbing, we value the time we get to spend with our friends and family, especially during the summer. We know that you do too! If you are planning a vacation soon and live in Northern VA, make sure to follow these tips before you leave on your trip! Shut Off the Water One […]

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