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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Clogged Garbage Disposal

6 Quick Tips to Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal can be your best friend or your worst enemy. When it’s working, it’s a fantastic way to keep your drains unclogged and get rid of food waste without throwing it into the trash. When it’s not working, however, it can be a serious problem. Clogged or backed up garbage disposals are never fun to deal with. You can potentially eliminate a call to the plumber, however, by keeping your garbage disposal in great shape with these tips: Keep it running The most critical part of owning a garbage disposal and using it properly is to keep water […]

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Bathroom Remodeling Benefits

Why Should You Remodel A Bathroom?

Heading into a bathroom remodeling project is worth some consideration. After all, a remodeling project cost quite a bit of money and take plenty of time out of your schedule. However, at the end of the day, it can be a worthwhile investment for many people. If you’ve been thinking about renovating your home’s most private space, here are a few factors that might help you take the plunge and remodel your bathroom: Improve your resale value Remodeling your bathroom can actually help improve the resale value of your home. Kitchens and bathrooms tend to be the rooms most valued […]

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Clear Drain Picture

How to Keep Your Drains Clog-Free

While you may need to hire a plumber under the best of circumstances, you can take proactive measures to make sure that your drains stay free of clogs. After all, many plumbing calls are to clear out clogged pipes that could have been kept clear with a few simple steps.  Although none of these tips will help you in an emergency, follow this advice proactively to keep your drains clear of clogs (and perhaps prevent a visit from the plumber): Think about how you dispose of garbage Some things should never go down the drain. Many, many kitchen sinks are […]

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pittsburgh plumber hot water heater

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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pittsburgh plumber buying a house

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

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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hydrojetting in pittsburgh

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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