Clogged Garbage Disposal

How To Free Up A Clogged Kitchen Sink Disposal

If you use your garbage disposal with any kind of regularity, you know that clogs are inevitable. Learning to dislodge clogs yourself can save a lot of time and money. These methods will help you clear away multiple types of clogs such as the type that occurs inside the unit (superficial clogs) and the type that occurs inside the pipe leading away from the unit. Superficial Clogs Superficial clogs happen all the time. These are the types of clogs that occur when something undesirable enters through the garbage disposal opening and ends up inside the unit. Most commonly, these types […]

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Pittsburgh Skyline

Pittsburgh Plumbing Schools & Apprenticeships: What Ae Your Options?

Plumbers provide a service to the public that isn’t easily picked up or learned off of the streets. Plumbing is tough work, but it is also incredibly rewarding. If you’re thinking of getting into the profession, you’re likely well aware of this and the fact that it can be an incredibly lucrative career. But how do you start down this path? Like any profession that requires a high skill level, you’ll need to receive some type of formal training and education before you can become a licensed plumber in Pennsylvania. There are some key decisions you’ll need to make before […]

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Tree Roots

How to Kill Tree Roots in a Sewer Line

If you’re noticing that your sinks or bathtubs are draining slowly, or if you hear a strange gurgling noise coming from your toilet, it could mean that your sewer lines have been invaded by tree roots. A small-scale root invasion will just annoy you, but if left untreated, this problem could cost you thousands. Tree Roots are Attracted to Your Sewer Lines Believe it or not, despite all the unsightly things that travel through your sewer lines, tree roots are naturally drawn to them. Your pipes are filled with water, oxygen, and all kinds of nutrients, so they’re prime real […]

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Dishwasher Won't Drain

What To Do If Your Dishwasher Refuses To Drain

When your dishwasher refuses to drain, there are a variety of issues that could be the cause. Don’t panic! If you’re trying to save money, you may be able to fix the issue yourself with a little troubleshooting. Owner’s Manual Your owner’s manual is your best friend in times like this. Look through the owner’s manual for troubleshooting ideas, and if you decide to try to repair your dishwasher personally, use this book as a guide to show you where the different parts of the dishwasher are located. Removing Clogs Your dishwasher operates by flushing food particles down pipes and […]

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Should You Shower In The Morning Or At Night

Should You Shower In The Morning Or At Night?

Your morning routine is what starts off your day, so everything hinges on it. One of the big questions that many adults face regarding their morning routine is the issue of when to shower. What’s best for you depends on your routines, your preferences and even your body’s natural rhythms. Showering In the Morning: Pros and Cons Showering in the morning gives you a nice blast of energy, and can even be used to replace coffee if you’re trying to cut back. Of course, for many people the biggest draw back to showering in the morning is that extra spent […]

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Why Is My Upstairs Bathroom Leaking Through The Ceiling?

Have you ever gone downstairs in the morning, ready to start your day, just to discover what appears to be Niagara Falls-esque leak coming from your ceiling? After further inspection, you realize that the origin of the leak is coming from your bathroom. Not sure what to do from here? Don’t worry, this problem can often times be fixed without the help of a professional. What Do Ceiling Leaks Look Like? Ceiling leaks from upstairs bathrooms may present themselves as slowly expanding damp spots making their way across your ceiling, or they may present as continuous and steady drips. Either […]

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Common Spring Plumbing Problems

More Springtime Tips: Solving Common Spring Plumbing Problems

Plumbing problems can be a scourge year round, but they often seem to rear their sludgy heads in the Spring time. Warmer weather brings thaws, and many of the plumbing issues that went unnoticed in the Winter can suddenly become very noticeable. Luckily, many Spring plumbing issues have simple fixes. Check out below to find out fixes for common plumbing issues that often show up in the Spring. Drizzle Is for Syrup and Pancakes, Not for Showers! There are few things more irritating than the slow drip and drizzle of the lazy stream of water that crawls out of your […]

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Prevent Birds From Nesting In Gutters

Prevent Pesky Birds From Nesting In Your Gutters!

Gutters are hard enough to keep clean as it is-when birds come to nest, it only makes matters worse. Listed below are a variety of ways that you can keep your gutters free from birds nests. These suggestions range from the utilitarian to the bizarre, cheap to costly, so you can find the right method for you. Gutter Guards These handy devices work like so: gutter guards cover the gutters. The guards look like sloped, plastic covers that protect the opening of the gutter. Gutter guards allow rain to roll off the roof and into the gutters. Everything else-leaves, sticks, […]

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Springtime Plumbing Tips

Springtime Plumbing Tips For Our Beloved Pittsburghers

April showers bring…the plumber? You haven’t heard that one before, have you? That very well may be the song you end up singing when it comes to your home’s plumbing system if you don’t get it ready for spring. That drip-drip-dripping sound that you’ll hear as winter turns to spring won’t be the tinkling sound of a cascading brook going through a spring thaw, but instead the sound of some neglected leak in your house that’s decided to make its debut just in time for the spring weather. To avoid springtime plumbing mishaps, there are things that you can do […]

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How To Solve A Leaky Refrigerator

Cure for the Common Icebox Drip: How to Fix a Leaky Refrigerator

Few things give you the willies like walking into your kitchen in the middle of the night to grab a bite to eat, standing in front of the open fridge trying to figure out what to eat and realizing that you’ve stepped squarely into a pool of standing water puddling around the base of the refrigerator. First, you’ll most likely be filled with dread trying to figure out what the offending liquid even is. Then, you’ll be concerned once you realize that you’re dealing with what is most likely an expensive-to-fix leaky refrigerator. Read on to find out how leaky […]

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