Category: Plumbing Blog

When hair, food, grease, soap scum and other debris build up in your drains, causing clogs, and your sink or tub begins to drain slowly or not at all, you might be tempted to grab a bottle of drain cleaner as a quick fix. The problem is that while some chemical drain cleaners are initially […]

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Hot and sunny weather might bring you out of your home this summer, but your plumbing will still have its fair share of use, as well as potential problems. Between rain, cookouts, and summertime activities, certain parts of your plumbing may need more attention this season. Follow these tips to stay out of hot water. […]

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Have you ever heard a strange sound when using your water at home that makes it seem like there’s a creature lurking in your pipes? Loud noises coming from your plumbing might be trying to tell you something. While some plumbing noises are inevitable, others may be a cause for concern. Faucets and Water Hammer […]

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As the weather becomes colder and winter begins, it’s important to winterize your home’s plumbing. Plumbing winterizing helps to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting, which can cause devastating water damage and costly repairs. When temperatures drop and water freezes within a pipe where a faucet is closed, pressure builds and water can end […]

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Most of us have been in that situation when our toilet won’t flush, the water in the sink won’t go down, or water shows up in our home where it shouldn’t. Plumbing problems are a nuisance at best, if not a mess with the potential to cause extensive damage. The good news? Many common plumbing […]

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Beware of FOG. Not the thick blanket in the atmosphere that limits your visibility while driving, but the Fats, Oils, and Grease you use so often and dispose of in the kitchen. When these substances are poured down the sink, they don’t want to leave, and you may have a hard time getting them to […]

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According to various water authorities, the way that Allegheny and Washington Counties’ water is being treated will begin changing for utility customers on March 19, 2012.  Gillece understands that water in these regions will begin being treated by chloramine (and not chlorine) in order to comply with more stringent Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and […]

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Your residential water heater is an integral part of your household’s daily workings and operations.  Warm to hot water is needed for showering, bathing, doing dishes, running the dishwasher, washing the laundry, washing your hands in the kitchen, washing up in the bathroom sink, mopping the floor, and other functions – either independently or simultaneously.  […]

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