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Ways To Unclog A Toilet Without A Plunger Or A Snake


Are you currently experiencing a clogged toilet and have no plunger or a snake to help come save the day? Whether you just moved into a new place or haven’t made it down to you nearest Lowe’s yet, fear not. Believe it or not, there are actually multiple ways to unclog your toilet with common household items without having to get your hands dirty.   Option 1: A Wire Coat Hanger The first method you should try is the Wire Coat Hanger approach. For this you’re going to need to grab your nearest wire coat hanger and a rag. To […]

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Leaking pipe behind toilet

Leaking Pipe Behind Toilet? Nope, It’s Usually a Problem With Your Toilet Seal


Nothing can be more irritating than a toilet that isn’t functioning properly. One common problem that people have with their personal commodes is that they see water dripping behind it. This can be a serious problem over time as the dripping water can eventually collect and form into a pool. Large pools of water can eventually cause serious damage to your bathroom that will be extremely costly to repair. Some people mistakenly attribute this problem to a leak in the pipes behind the toilet. However, the common cause of this problem is that your toilet seal has failed. Find The […]

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Sump Pump

Sump Pump Installation and Maintenance For Pittsburgh Homes


The city of Pittsburgh is certainly no stranger to rain. Studies have shown that Pittsburgh actually averages above 37 inches per year in the last 30 years. Combine that fact with a city that is comprised of hills and older housing units and you have a flood just waiting to happen in the basement of your home. In fact, just this past June, the city experienced flood problems in numerous local residencies causing immense property damages. To avoid these kinds of instances, it is extremely important to ensure that you have correctly installed and maintained your home’s sump pump.   […]

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Pittsburgh French Drain Installation

The Basics Of French Drain Installation


Do you have a soggy basement or wet spots in your yard? Calling your plumber to install a french drain may be the best answer. At its most basic level a french drain is a trench covered with gravel that redirects groundwater and surface water away from a specific area. When you contact your plumber about a french drain installation in your yard, it is important to have a well-crafted plan concerning what your drain will accomplish and where you want the water to be redirected. To better help you form a plan for your future french drain,keep these few […]

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How To Talk To Your Plumber

Hiring A Plumber: How To Talk To Your Plumber


It is never easy to open your home to a plumber or other repairman. Generally when invited into your home, the plumber saves the day by fixing leaking pipes and clearing clogged drains, but many homeowners have no idea what magic they are working under the sink to solve the issue. As a consumer it can be difficult to converse with a plumber to provide relevant information or to ask questions to understand how to avoid large problems in the future. Creating a dialogue with your plumber will not only help him to diagnose and treat your home’s plumbing problem […]

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Common Home Plumbing Myths

4 Common Home Plumbing Myths Busted


All homeowners know that it is essential to be vigilant in order to ensure that the plumbing system in your home is running smoothly. However, it is easy to let small problems fall to the wayside in lieu of more pressing day-to-day issues. Because the majority of your plumbing system is hidden from view it is easy to let it’s maintenance slip from your mind until a bigger issue occurs. Trying to fix a larger problem could cause you unnecessary stress and may be a financial burden. Many homeowners make similar mistakes when it comes to preventative maintenance with their […]

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Avoid Sewer Line Replacement

Line Replacement: 5 Signs of Problems With Your Pipes


As every homeowner knows, the plumbing system in your house is used constantly. For this reason, it is important for your safety and the comfort of your living space that you check the pipes regularly to make sure that your sewer lines don’t need to be replaced. Because much of your home’s plumbing system is hidden from view, it is easy to forget that these areas need maintenance as well. Regardless of the type of pipes installed in your home, there may come a time when they will need maintenance. Catching potential issues early on can greatly reduce the cost […]

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Future Sewer Line Repairs

How To Avoid Planting Future Sewer Line Repairs


Trees and plants can add visual elegance to any front yard. Oftentimes, many homeowners neglect to consider the damage that certain plants may cause to their sewer systems regardless of how serious these issues may become in the future. In order to protect your home from potential sewage back ups and time consuming  sewer line repairs there are a few pieces of information that you should take into account before you begin planting. To further supplement your knowledge, be sure to check out our blog post about signs of a sewer line problem.   General Layout Of The Sewer Your […]

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Plumbing Repair Service

4 Ways You Should Prepare Before Calling a Plumbing Repair Service


Even if you’re a do-it-yourselfer that prides him or herself on your ability to troubleshoot most of your home plumbing problems on your own, there will come a time when it is necessary to call a plumber. Sometimes the job is just too big to handle on your own. Preparing for the plumber’s visit will help insure that your emergency is taken care of efficiently and in a timely manner, which can mean a lower bill once the plumber leaves.   Is This An Emergency? The leaky faucet in your kitchen that’s keeping you up at two in the morning […]

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Clogged and Running Toilets

Clogged and Running Toilets-Two Simple Fixes for Unruley Commodes


The toilet is one of the most important fixtures in every homeowner or apartment-dweller’s home. Although toilets are frequently sturdy and reliable, it is a rarity for anyone to live their whole lives and never run into trouble with the commode. Though clogging is usually the most basic and easy-to-fix issue, it is far from being the sole common problem. For simple problems such as strange noises or unexplained leaking there are a few simple do-it-yourself remedies to try that may save you from immediately calling in a plumber. Clearing A Clogged Toilet We’ll start with a simple one. Everyone […]

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