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Red Flags That Your Heat Pump Needs a Repair

  Having a warm, heated home in the winter is easy to take for granted—until it no longer functions properly. The experts at Stahl Plumbing recommend keeping a close eye on your heat pump to watch for red flags that may indicate that your heat is no longer able to do its job effectively. Their knowledgeable and qualified experts are there to ensure that your home stays warm and cozy while minimizing stress and worry on your end. Since they’re

Drain Repair and the Associated Myths

With the proliferation of life hacks and other misinformation on the internet, people think that dealing with anything is easy. In fact, some people just watch a few videos, or follow one video closely, and think they can be an expert in subjects ranging from advanced neurosurgery and car repairs to rocket science and plumbing. Unfortunately, many of the people on the internet aren’t experts in the field they are exploring, and, if you take their plumbing advice, you could

Using a Thermostat: Myths vs. Facts

There are a lot of conflicting messages about how to keep your energy bill low while strategically using your thermostat. Heating and cooling your home is your largest energy usage and keeping your bill under control requires knowing how to work with the thermostat to keep your home comfortable while protecting your wallet from large, unexpected expenditures. Here are some of the myths and facts about using your thermostat. Myth: Lower Temps Cool Quicker If your home feels too warm,

3 Steps to Winterize Your Hose Bibs

Most people don’t give their outdoor hose bibs a second thought until it’s time to unwind the hose and water the lawn or hook up the pressure washer and clean off the driveway. And by the time fall rolls around, with leaves to rake and lawns to winterize, hose bibs don’t even register on the radar. These outdoor faucets are a great convenience in the summer. If you’re not careful, they can cause giant headaches in winter. Here are some

Signs It’s Time to Get Your Boiler Repaired

Your boiler is the silent workhorse of your basement, providing your home with the heat needed to keep you and your family toasty through the cold, dark winter months. However, any full-service plumbing expert in Pittsburgh, PA, will tell you that there is no such thing as maintenance-free equipment, and your boiler needs regular service to operate at peak efficiency. Stahl Plumbing examines the telltale signs that it’s time to schedule repairs for your boiler, or when you might need

5 Things You Should Avoid Flushing Down the Toilet

An overflowing toilet is a terrible thing for anyone to have to face. Even if the water and bowl are clean, the stuff coming from the pipes may not be. While there may be some fairly obvious things that shouldn’t end up in the toilet for any reason, other items that get routinely flushed can clog your toilet pretty quickly. Here are five things you should never flush down the toilet. 1. Baby Items Baby items such as rattles, bibs,

Home Maintenance Checklist for Plumbing and HVAC

Having a handy home checklist lowers plumbing and HVAC repair costs and is a proactive way to make sure the systems work at their best. Bathroom Checklist Start in the bathrooms by: Checking the faucets or shower for drips — Drips mean excess water is going down the drain and costing you money. Clean all drains Clean all faucet aerators — The aerator is the small screen-like filter in some facets to control the water stream. Fix any toilets that

Does Your Hot Water Heater Need Repair

Your hot water heater is an essential appliance in your home. When this appliance isn’t working properly, you can’t heat water for showers, washing dishes or doing laundry. Fortunately, most problems with hot water heaters can be easily repaired by a professional technician. When Do You Need Hot Water Heater Repair? You may need to call a hot water heater repair company if you are experiencing any of the following issues: No hot water coming through the faucets in your

Common Plumbing Emergencies No Homeowner Wants to Face

A clogged drain in your home or business is a pretty common complaint that plumbers and sewer repair companies hear often. That being said, it is certainly not a welcome occurrence. It can make even the simplest jobs — such as washing your face, brushing your teeth and washing dishes — almost impossible. One way to head off any issues that arise because of a clogged drain is being proactive about prevention. Below, you’ll find some common causes of clogged

Tips for Troubleshooting Your Hot Water Heater

Hot water is a modern luxury that’s all too easy to take for granted. You enjoy relaxing showers, clean your dishes, and wash your clothes with hot water, but when the water runs cold unexpectedly, what should you do? Chances are something has gone wrong with your hot water heater, and knowing the telltale signs will help your 24/7 emergency Pittsburgh plumber from Stahl get you the help you need, fast. Know Your Hot Water Heater Your unit will use