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Is It Ok To Put Coffee Grinds in My Gargage Disposal?

There are two things nearly every homeowner has in their kitchen that both serve very functional purposes: coffee and garbage disposals. The first gets us up in the morning and keeps us going throughout the day, at least for the avid caffeine drinkers. The other makes food cleanup more efficient and less time-consuming. What happens when you mix them together, though? Garbage disposals are not nearly the catch-all devices that many people make them out to be. Should Coffee Go

Recommended Questions To Ask a Plumber Before Hiring

When something breaks in your house, you have one of two options: fix it yourself or hire a professional. The former is the cheapest route and can attest to one’s handyman skills, but it can also make matters worse if you lack the proper skill set. There is no shame in calling an expert; after all, that is why there are Pittsburgh plumbers! If every home and business owner knew how to remedy every building issue, licensed plumbers and other contractors would

When Toilets Flush Themselves

The sound of a toilet flushing in the middle of the night can be extremely frightening, especially when you realize you are the only one home! As easy as it may be to react with fear and terror, it’s most likely not a burglar or a paranormal occurrence. There is probably an issue with the toilet itself. In addition to causing homeowners to jolt awake panic-stricken late at night, self-flushing toilets are incredibly cost-inefficient. Given that the average toilet bowl

Things To Consider Before Purchasing or Installing Outdoor Showers

An outside shower is not just something you see on TV or in Hollywood. An increasing number of homeowners have made the move to set up an outdoor wash space, and for good reason too! The benefits of bathing outdoors (albeit in a private setting) are numerous, and that includes embracing the beauty of nature while you relax away the stresses of the day. But before your daydream can become a reality, there is a lot of work to do.

How to Maintain Your AC Unit When It Starts to Smell and Get Moldy

Nothing is worse in the middle of summer than an AC unit suffering from a mold problem. Mildew and black mold are far from minor nuisances. When airborne, their microscopic spores can cause a ton of health problems, especially in a person’s respiratory system. Why Mold on Your AC Is Dangerous People who suffer from asthma and other breathing problems are at an even greater risk, which is why you should never wait to take action if your AC starts

Common Gargage Disposal Problems

It is your kitchen’s catch-all, the place you toss the leftovers from dinner and food scraps you would rather not throw in the trash. Do not be fooled by your garbage disposal’s menacing roar because believe it or not, that metal trap does have its limits. The rotating blades are sharp but can become dull with repeated used. Garbage Disposal 101 Certain types of food should never be placed in the disposal, but we all know mistakes happen. Fortunately, most

The Purpose of a Trap Under a Kitchen Sink

Take a look beneath your kitchen sink and observe how instead of going straight down, the drain line features a U-shaped bend about halfway through. This is what we call the P-trap, and it’s actually shaped like a “P” for a reason. This otherwise minor tweak in the piping design plays a very important role in your home’s plumbing system. Without it, your house would immediately be filled with the pungent odors of everything washed down the drain.  Why You

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Really Work?

Take a moment to look at your home’s water heater. Chances are this is the longest time you have paid attention to this device, although you and your family rely on it day in and day out. The large tank you see is not the norm anymore! The concept of the water heater is simple. All the hot water your household uses come from a reserve supply that is traditionally held in a tank until it needs to be dispersed.

Bathroom Remodeling Projects

Spring is here, which means it is finally time to address that boring space called your bathroom. No one wants to get ready every morning or come home each evening to a restroom that is dull and lifeless. Make yours sparkle and shine this season by adding some much-needed upgrades without blowing your budget. The affordability and ROI factors are what make bathroom renovation projects so attractive. You can spend a little and get a lot in return, especially if

Install an Energy Effecient Furnace This Winter

Coming home after spending time out in cold, damp winter weather should be something that you look forward to. Your home should be a warm and cozy haven away from the freezing temperatures. Of course, this is not the case if you have a furnace that is old and inefficient. Maybe its time that you replace your old furnace with a newer more-efficient model. Furnaces usually have a life-span of 15 to 25 years. The life of a furnace system