Frequently Asked Questions
Stang Plumbing & Heating has been a full-service plumbing company to residential and commercial clients for over 50 years. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide precise, cost-effective service. But we know that when you’re looking for a plumbing company “near me” in Maryland, you’ve got questions.
Read on to find answers to some of our most common queries. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for, never hesitate to reach us directly by dialing (301) 926-1462, or you can contact us online!
Questions About Plumbing
When Should I Call for Plumbing Repair?
Plumbing problems can rapidly worsen in a very short span of time, which is why we recommend seeking plumbing repair as soon as you notice something anything unusual. Common problems that require plumbing repair include:
- Evidence of plumbing leaks
- Increases in your utility bill
- Odd noises or knocking from within your walls or floors
- Slow-moving drains or frequent drain clogs
How Do I Know if I Have a Plumbing Leak?
Diagnosing a plumbing leak on your own can be really hard, but there are a few easy tells. Keep a close eye on your water bill, because any sudden spikes may mean you have a plumbing leak. Additionally, the presence of persistent mold, funky odors, or dark, damp areas along your ceilings and walls may indicate a plumbing leak. If you want to be certain, we recommend scheduling a leak detection service—the process is fast and affordable, and it will guarantee you catch leaks before they get out of hand.
What is Drain Cleaning & Is It Worth It?
Drain cleaning can be used as both a method of clogged pipe repair and a type of preventive plumbing maintenance. The drain cleaning process uses drain snakes, safe chemicals, hydro-jetting, and other techniques in order to remove gunk and grime from your pipes, providing a cleaner water flow and minimizing risks associated with pipe damage and wear.
Who Benefits from Water Treatment?
Water filtration and conditioning systems can improve the purity, clarity, and taste of the water in any home. Additionally, water softeners are excellent for homeowners or businesses that contend with problems caused by hard, mineral-laden water.
What Is a Tankless Water Heater?
Tankless, also known as “on demand” water heaters, use an internal heating element—either gas or electric—in order to heat water as needed. They are small units that can heat water only when you want it, saving the cost of keeping a tank heated all day long.
Questions About Boiler Heating
Are Boiler Heaters a Good Choice in Maryland?
Boilers are a top-notch choice here in Maryland, where the winters can be both unpredictable and relentless. No heating system out there provides more even, consistent, and powerful heating, and modern systems can match the efficiency ratings of furnaces and heat pumps no problem.
Why Does My Boiler Smell Funny?
When a boiler kicks on for the first time of the year, or after it has been off for a while, you may notice a faintly unpleasant odor. This is just dust particles burning off, and should only last a minute or two. If the odor persists, you may need to schedule a boiler diagnostic service to ensure safety.
Why Is My Boiler Struggling to Heat My Home?
It absolutely shouldn’t be! If you keep up with seasonal boiler maintenance and your boiler still fails to heat your home, it may be time to replace your boiler with a new system.
Questions About Stang Plumbing & Heating
Do You Offer Plumbing Service Estimates?
Absolutely! You can get an estimate any time online by clicking here, or you can call us and speak to a plumber directly to get an estimate—(301) 926-1462!
What Is Your Service Area?
Our residential and commercial plumbers serve Gaithersburg, Maryland and all of the surrounding communities. These areas include Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Clarksville, Germantown, Kensington, Mount Airy, and Wheaton.