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If you have ever removed the lid from the tank of your toilet, odds are, you’ve noticed a flap connected to a chain. This is called the “flapper.” The flapper and the chain that is connected to it is part of the flushing process. When you flush the handle, the chain is pulled by a […]

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Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether to fix a plumbing problem yourself or call a professional. Knowing the difference has the potential to save money and potential unnecessary damages. DIY Safe Running toilet – There are many common reasons for a toilet that is constantly running and many of the solutions are a simple DIY […]

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If you are a homeowner in the Greater Pittsburgh area, you’ve most likely heard of a plumbing dye testing. If you’re looking to sell your home and you aren’t familiar with a plumbing dye test, you soon will be as it is a required plumbing procedure to sell your home. In other words, you cannot […]

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There is something incredibly charming about living in an old home – it’s historic, the architecture is unique and there is something about an old house that makes it homey. As quaint as an old home might be, it is expensive to keep it warm. Luckily there are some tricks to help keep your old […]

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One of the first things you want to do before the temperatures drop any lower is winterize your outdoor central air conditioning unit. Central air conditioning units cost thousands of dollars, this isn’t something you want to allow the cold Pittsburgh winters to damage and potentially destroy. September into early October is the most opportune […]

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The idea of the ‘Smart House’ is no longer a fictional idea of the future. Home automation is at your fingertips and the benefits are endless. From savings to increased security, you’ll be glad you made the switch and control virtually every aspect of your home from your phone. Home automation is an investment that […]

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Are your gutters overflowing when it rains? Is there water in your basement or home with no explanation as to why or how it got there? Are your gutters falling apart? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, chances are you have a clogged downspout. How does a downspout work? To […]

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The moment everyone in Pittsburgh has waited for is finally here – Fall! The Steelers are back on the field, the leaves are beginning to fall and children are back in school. The fall season brings with it many fun seasonal treats and activities to enjoy and Pittsburgh has them all. Whether you’re looking for […]

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In the beginning of September, Sarah Kovash from Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station wrote an article, Documenting The Pittsburgh Potty: An Architectural Mystery In Our Basements. In the article, Pittsburgh resident Ted Zellers has been putting together a photography project of various “Pittsburgh Potties” from all over the city. A “Pittsburgh Potty” is what appears to […]

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  In all of your child’s 18 years of life, have they ever had to unclog a toilet or deal with a drain full of grease? Odds are the answer is “no”. Now that your 18-year-old has moved out for the first time on their own, there is a lot they won’t be prepared for, […]

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