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Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning

For many homeowners, your home’s pipes and plumbing aren’t really on your radar until something goes wrong. A little preventative maintenance can go a long way, however, in preventing those things that do go wrong eventually. For example, regular drain cleaning might not be a current part of your cleaning routine, but it should be, since there are so many benefits. Read on to learn about these benefits of keeping your drains cleaned and why every homeowner should do it.

The Importance of Repairing Plumbing Leaks Immediately

No one wants to need an emergency plumber, but sometimes accidents happen. Homeowners know that leaks need to be remedied, but sometimes the leak seems minor. If a leak looks more like a nuisance than an emergency, you may assume that it isn’t a big deal and can wait to be repaired. While this isn’t an uncommon reaction, it opens up your home to serious problems. It’s always best to have a leak repaired as quickly as possible. After all,

Cold Weather and Clogged Drain: Is There Any Link?

Clogged drains can happen at any time, but if you have ever noticed that they seem more common during the winter, it’s not an accident. It’s important that you keep your home adequately heated at all times during the winter to prevent pipes from freezing. Extreme cold can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing in other ways as well. Here are a few things you should know about low temperatures and clogged drains.

Advantages of Water Line Replacement

Your water lines represent one of the many utility pathways that have contributed to modern life as we know it. Without them, comforts like fresh running hot and cold water and sanitary sewer simply wouldn’t be possible. Most of the time, your water lines do their job quietly without drawing much notice. But when they begin to fail, they can represent a continuing headache that is usually best resolved by a local emergency plumber.

5 Ways a Plumber Can Help You Save Money

The plumbing system in your home doesn’t have to cost you insane amounts of money. In fact, working with the right plumber and taking care of your plumbing system can help you save money! Industry professionals can help you by providing honest advice, quick fixes, and so much more. Here are just five examples of ways that a plumber can save you money.

How to Prepare Your AC Unit for Fall

After a summer of almost constant AC use, many homeowners welcome the fall as a time to take advantage of naturally cool air without running the HVAC unit. Though the autumn season represents a period of decreased air conditioning usage and more pleasant ambient temperatures, that doesn’t mean that you should forget about your AC unit altogether. In fact, there are some critical maintenance tasks that should be performed on your AC unit just as summer gives way to the

Tips on Plumbing Maintenance for This Fall Season

Temperatures are already starting to fall in the Northeast, and that means below-freezing temperatures aren’t too far away. Is your home’s plumbing ready for the fall? Preparing your plumbing now means you’ll experience fewer issues when temperatures continue to fall, and snow arrives. Fall is the perfect season to get on top of plumbing maintenance. Check out these tips for preparing your plumbing for fall: Detach all outdoor hoses from hose bibs to prevent busted hoses from frozen lines. This

How Often Should You Get Your HVAC Filter Changed?

Changing your HVAC system air filter is one of the basic maintenance tasks you can perform, but it’s also one of the most vital. Having a clean filter can help your system to operate more efficiently, lower your energy bills, and improve the air quality in your home. So, how can you keep your filter in the best condition possible? Read on to learn more about what affects the lifespan of your filter, how to determine when it needs to

Three Ways to Lower Your Summer AC Bill

Your air conditioning system consumes a great deal of energy in your house. You’ll know this for a fact each time you check your electrical bill during the summer months. Even an energy-efficient unit uses a substantial amount of electricity to keep your home cool and comfortable when it’s hot and humid outside. A high home energy bill is the price of air-conditioned comfort during the hot summer months, but there are ways to reduce the costs of cooling off.

Tips to Unfreeze Your AC Unit

With average summer temperatures in the mid-to-high 80s, Pittsburgh doesn’t often experience searing hot temperatures. Even so, if you live in Pittsburgh, you enjoy turning on the AC after a long day. Have you ever turned on the AC and felt nothing but warm air? It’s disappointing! If your AC unit pushes warm air, it could mean the unit is frozen. Yes, even though it’s summer, it happens. Today, we’re talking about how to unfreeze a frozen AC unit. First