How To Unclog A Shower Drain

How To Unclog A Shower Drain

Showers take some of the highest abuse in a home. With gallons of water going down them during an average shower, along with hair, dirt, grease and other gunk, it’s not surprising when it gets backed up. But how do you fix it? The best way to clear a clogged shower drain isn’t by using the latest and greatest chemical fix, it’s by physically removing the hair and gunk. Here’s how to do it: Step 1: You can start by sizing up the drain opening. In shower-only units, there are a couple types of drain strainers. They can be removed […]

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No Hot Water In The House

Honey! There’s No Hot Water In The House

“Honey, there’s no hot water!” Though you never want to hear those words, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll run across this at some point. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to troubleshoot a hot water supply problem. Here are a few to try when you’re water is not so hot. What Kind Of Water Heater Do You Have? Water heaters heat water using different methods, so here is an overview of some of the most common: A conventional storage tank water heater is one of the most common, storing a certain number of gallons and keeping it hot. […]

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Why Are My Water Bills So High And How Can I Reduce It

Why Is My Water Bill So High And How Do I Reduce It?

It could be that you’ve received your latest water bill from the utility company and you’ve found a rather unwelcome surprise. If your water bill has seen a sharp spike in price, you may be wondering what caused it and how to prevent having such a high bill in the future. In this post, we’ll discuss common causes of high water bills and how to reduce your usage. What Are Common Reasons Your Water Bill Would Exceed Your Expectations? Your water bill is calculated by multiplying your usage by a set dollar amount per unit. The only way that your […]

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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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