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Spring Cleaning Your Bathroom


It’s the time of year to freshen up the house, inside and out. While going through closets and other rooms may be more appealing, you can’t forget your bathroom this time of year!

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What is Hydro-Jetting?


When it comes to clogged pipes, hydro-jetting is nuclear option. After liquid uncloggers, plungers and snakes fail, it’s this process that will finally get things running again. The best part about hydro-jetting is, it not only unclogs your pipes, it cleans them as well. But how t does the hydro-jetting process work? Is it right for your situation? Hydro-Jetting is the Best Way to Unclog Pipes Just short of actually replacing your pipes, there’s no better way to unclog your pipes than with hydro-jetting. This process works best when it is done regularly. A yearly hydro-jetting service ensures your pipes […]

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How to Repair a Leaking Tub Faucet


A leaking tub faucet can be a frustrating, wasteful problem to have. Fortunately, if you’re a confident DIYer with the right tools, you can fix the problem without professional intervention. Replacing the faucet stem will usually do the trick. In this post, we’ll talk about the tools you need and the process for performing this task. Gather Your Tools To start, you’ll need: Screw driver Plumber’s wrench Rag Jar opener Stem wrench A stem wrench is a special tool that will help you remove the stem from the inside of the wall behind the faucet handles. A stem wrench is only necessary if the […]

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How to Remove and Replace a Bathtub


Removing and replacing a bathtub is not a DIY project that many homeowners would think to take on themselves. However, with the right tools and a capable helper, many people can complete this task without professional assistance. We’re posting this step-by-step tutorial on how to remove and replace a bathtub in hopes to help you with the process. Materials: Screwdriver Wrench Pry bar Safety goggles Ear protection Sledge hammer Utility knife Drywall saw Drill Screws Shims Level Plumber’s putty Note: Each bathtub and bathroom is different. To remove and install a bathtub in your bathroom, more materials than what is […]

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Help! My Jewelry! Recovering A Ring Flushed Down The Toilet


Has your wedding ring or other piece of jewelry met the unfortunate fate of being flushed down the toilet? Whether it was a slightly distracted husband or a curious child the best thing to do right now is relax and stay calm. It’s a situation that happens to more people than you think. We’ve seen all kinds of things that have accidently been flushed down the toilet or lost in a sink so it’s important not to beat yourself up too much over a situation like this. So you’re probably wondering what you can do to get your ring back. […]

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Bathroom Remodeling: Quick Tips to Planning Your Bathroom Rennovations


The bathrooms are one of the most frequently used spaces in your home. That’s where you go to get ready in the morning, get cleaned up and where you go to brush your teeth before bed at night. Because of the amount of time spent in the bathroom, it is important to have a room that is both visually appealing and also effectively uses the space that you have available. If you’ve recently decided to remodel your bathroom there are few common design issues that many homeowners tend to overlook when undertaking this project. Proper planning of what you want […]

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Tips for Replacing Your Water Heater in Pittsburgh


If you’ve ever gone to take a shower and gotten nothing but cold water, you know how miserable it can be living without a properly working hot water heater. Although you might never think about its function within your house, a hot water heater is what allows you to cook, clean your home and even clean yourself. When it breaks down, it can be devastating. However, before you despair, make sure you read through these tips for replacing your hot water heater with a new model: Determine if you should repair or replace it first. Before you totally get rid […]

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5 Must-Know Plumbing Mistakes to Look for When Buying a House


Last week, we discussed some changes that home sellers can make before putting their home up on the market. However, what if you’re on the other side of the equation? Knowing what to look for in a home before you purchase it can be critical, especially when it comes to plumbing. While you can fix cosmetic issues, bad pipes could be a potentially costly issue. When you’re looking to purchase a new home, make sure you check for these potential plumbing problems before you sign any paperwork: Enough bathrooms One issue that you likely won’t be able to fix – […]

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Plumbing Tips for Selling Your Home


If you’re planning to sell your home this summer, you’re likely cleaning up, doing some landscaping and washing the windows. But have you given much thought to your plumbing? In many cases, home buyers are looking for beautiful kitchens and luxurious (or at least fully-functioning) bathrooms. Here are some plumbing tips you can use to get your plumbing ready for eager buyers: Look for aesthetic issues While many sellers make sure the bathrooms are clean and the floors are mopped, make sure you pay extra attention to the little details in places like kitchens and bathrooms. Now is the time […]

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What Is Hydro-Jetting?


At one point or another, many homeowners face slow pipes and clogs. Sometimes, these plumbing problems are a simple fix, easily dealt with simple methods or a quick call to a Pittsburgh plumber. At other times, however, these clogs may be indicative of a bigger problem. If you’ve got a clog that traditional snaking just can’t fix, it may be time for hydro-jetting. How does hydro-jetting work? In order to clear clogs and free up pipes, hydro-jetting uses a high-pressure stream of water blasted through your pipes. Hydro-jetting uses 4000 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure, giving plumbers enough […]

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