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How Long Does It Take for a Water Heater to Heat Up?

Female Hand Adjusting Tankless Water Heater

When you turn on the hot water tap, the last thing you want is to wait forever for the water to heat up. Whether you’re drawing a bath or getting ready to wash dishes, understanding how long it takes for a water heater to heat up can help you manage your time and expectations. In […]

Black Specks in Water? Here’s What You Need to Know

Water from Tap to Glass

Finding black specks in your water can be alarming. These tiny particles can raise concerns about water quality and safety. Understanding the causes, solutions, and prevention methods for this issue is essential for maintaining a clean and safe water supply in your home. In this blog, we will explore the common reasons behind black specks […]

How to Get Glass Out of Garbage Disposal

Garbage Disposal Under Kitchen Sink

Accidents happen, and sometimes that means glass ends up in places it shouldn’t be—like your garbage disposal. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, don’t panic. With the right steps, you can safely remove the glass and prevent any damage to your disposal unit. This guide will walk you through how to get glass out […]

Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?

Hand About to Flush Wet Wipe Down Toilet

In recent years, flushable wipes have become a popular alternative to traditional toilet paper. Marketed as a convenient and hygienic option, these wipes are often labeled as “flushable,” suggesting they can be safely disposed of down the toilet. However, this claim has sparked considerable debate among plumbing experts and environmentalists. So, are flushable wipes really […]

How Does a Well Water System Work?

well water system in the garden

How Does a Well Water System Work? For many homeowners in Central Maryland, relying on a municipal water supply isn’t an option. Instead, they turn to a well water system for a reliable source of water. But how exactly does a well water system work? This guide will walk you through the basics and benefits […]

What is a Slab Leak?

Closeup of a floor that is cracked due to a slab leak

In the world of plumbing, few things strike fear into the hearts of homeowners quite like the term “slab leak.” But what exactly is a slab leak, and why is it such a cause for concern? At W.L. Staton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we’re here to demystify this common issue and provide you with the […]

How to Stop a Toilet From Running

White toilet bowl on floor

Prevent Water Waste Have you ever been startled by the persistent hiss of a running toilet, echoing through your home? It’s a common issue that can be both annoying and wasteful. The good news is that fixing a running toilet doesn’t always require a plumber’s expertise. In this guide, we’ll equip you with simple and […]

Why Does My Bathroom Sink Smell Like Sewer?

A bathroom sink

Determine the Cause of the Odor Have you ever walked into your bathroom and been greeted by an unpleasant odor wafting from the sink? If you’re wondering, “Why does my bathroom sink smell like sewer?” you’re not alone. This unwelcome fragrance can be quite bothersome, but fear not—we’ve got the answers and solutions for you! […]

How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

A frozen pipe bursting

Prevent a Major Plumbing Emergency Winter in Central Maryland brings chilly temperatures that can pose a threat to your home’s plumbing system. As the mercury drops, the risk of frozen pipes increases. In this guide, we’ll share practical tips on how to prevent your pipes from freezing, ensuring a hassle-free winter for your household. Understanding […]

Signs You May Need to Repair or Replace Your Water Heater

Plumber fixing a hot water heater

As the chilly winds of winter set in, our trusty water heaters become indispensable in providing us with the warmth and comfort we need. Yet, like any hardworking appliance, water heaters are not immune to wear and tear. Ignoring the signs of a struggling water heater can lead to inconvenient breakdowns, cold showers, and potential […]

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