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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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The warm glow from the campfire, cheers at a football game, pumpkin spice scented candles and drinks, children back at school – these are some of everyone’s favorite parts of fall. Here in Steeler country, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the upcoming football season that consumes your Sundays and Monday nights. With the […]

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Does your toilet not empty completely when you flush? If this happens to you, you may find yourself flushing the toilet twice to completely rid of all the contents within. This is annoying, wasteful and not to mention gross. There can be a few explanations as to why your toilet doesn’t completely flush. New toilets […]

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It’s hard to believe that September is already here. With your children heading off to school, Labor Day weekend is your last chance at summer. There’s no better way to kick off the school year than spending Labor Day weekend right here in Pittsburgh. From a parade and a Folk festival to a relaxing day […]

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