How To Freeze Your Pipes This WInter

What To Do With Frozen Pipes


Frigid winter weather can be a real doozy on the pipes in your home. Freezing temperatures can cause your pipes to freeze and sometimes even rupture, preventing water flow from the fixtures in your house. There are many preventative measures that help fight against frozen pipes. But if you’re like most people, you doubted that this kind of problem would happen to you. So don’t fret, this hassle can be dealt with calmly as long as you know what to do. If you find yourself with no running water on a cold winter day, I hate to break it to […]

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Toilets From Around The World

Toilets Around The World


A toilet is something you use multiple times during the day. However, you may not realize how different toilets are made across the world. If you’ve ever been out of the U.S., you know that toilets in foreign countries can look peculiar. Whether they flush in the opposite direction, are comprised of different shapes, or contain a simple hole in the ground in place of a seat; toilets around the world vary in numerous ways. The American toilet, otherwise known as the porcelain throne is only one of the many designs of toilets around the world. In addition to design, […]

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Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Eliminate That Rotten Egg Smell From Your Water


Do you notice a particularly nasty smell when you start to run your tap water? Could the water be described as smelling like rotten eggs or sulfur? If this has happened to you, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Surprisingly, this is a very common problem in many households and isn’t as devastating as you might think. Contrary to what you might be thinking now, this may not cost a lot of money in plumbing repairs as you might actually be able to fix the problem yourself. Let’s take a deeper look as to why your water smells like rotten […]

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Recover Ring Flushed Down Toilet

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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Plumbing Resolutions For The New Year

5 Plumbing Resolutions For The New Year


Hello fellow Pittsburghers! Tomorrow we will be heading into the New Year of 2014. Whether you are celebrating by bar hopping down in the crowded Southside or plan on watching the Ball drop from the comfort of your own home, it’s time to start making your soon-to-be-broken resolutions now. But not all resolutions were made to be broken! We think part of everyone’s resolutions should be initiatives to take better care of yourself, your family and friends and your home. This includes your plumbing too. So what can you do to ensure your plumbing functions better this year? I got […]

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Different Types Of Faucets

Different Faucet Types: Motion Sensor, Touch Sensitive or Standard


Modern faucets are the recent rage of kitchens and bathrooms. Instead of acting as a common home staple, faucets are often now considered as the centerpiece of a kitchen or bathroom. Modern faucets have both the look and function that add design appeal to your home. Whether the faucet is motion sensor, touch-sensitive, or manually operated, updating the plumbing fixtures in your home and bathroom improve the overall value of your home. Motion sensor (Hands Free): Updating from a standard fixture to a motion censored one is a considerable investment. However, not only are you investing in an updated style, […]

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Why Is Toilet Paper White- The Ultimate Guide To Toilet Paper

Why Is Toilet Paper White? The Ultimate Toilet Paper Guide


Question: Why Is Toilet Paper White? Probably the most common question about surrounding toilet paper is “Why is the color always white?”. Well believe it or not this has not always been the case. In fact, colored toilet paper was first put on the market in the 1950’s and became popular in the 1970’s. Homeowners were attracted to this toilet paper because they could color coordinate their toilet paper with their bathrooms. Popular colors at the time were pink, blue, yellow, green, peach, and black. Unfortunately there were some unfortunate implications that caused the demise of colored toilet paper. It […]

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geometric tile

Do You Understand The Pros and Cons Of Tiling Your Shower?


If you are thinking about remodeling your shower, there are a few things to consider. Would you prefer a tiled shower or a prefabricated shower stall? What kind of things are important to consider when making this decision? Showers come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, really small showers don’t function well with tiled floor and walls. If you are considering your shower with tile, this list of pros and cons will help make your decision easier. Pros Look: Tile usually has a nicer appeal compared to the traditional prefabricated shower design. Tiles come in various colors and styles, providing […]

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Winter Plumbing Tips: Keep your home running smoothly this holiday season.

More Winter Plumbing Tips: Keep Your Home Running Smoothly This Holiday Season


Expecting guests over the holidays? Or visiting relatives away from home? Either way, the holidays are full of friends and family coming together. Many families rearrange their living space in order to make room for extra company. The kitchen is also frequently filled to the maximum capacity, with preparation of a holiday feast underway. Pay attention to these easy tips to avoid any serious plumbing issues and keep your home running smoothly for your family and guests over this holiday season. Cooking: We all know the holiday season brings phenomenal amounts of food. Holiday dinners like anything else, takes a […]

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How To Prepare Your Pipes For The Pittsburgh Winter

How to Prepare Your Pipes For Winter In Pittsburgh


It’s human nature to wait until the last minute before we fix something. How does the saying go? Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke? However, this saying isn’t applicable for piping systems in the winter. If you want to avoid headaches and unforeseen plumbing costs, prepare your pipes for the harsh Pittsburgh winter NOW. Winter is almost in full swing, which means dropping temperatures and freezing pipes. Preparing plumbing systems for winter will limit frozen pipes and save you an exceptional amount of money once the winter kicks into full gear. Frozen pipes aren’t an ideal situation. They can […]

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