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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

Most Common Causes of Drain Clogs

If you find that your drains frequently clog, it may help to understand why it is happening. With many drain clogs, there is often an underlying problem that can be remedied. With that in mind, here are the three most common causes of drain clogs. Soap Buildup Unfortunately, one of the most common substances to go down your drain is often the very thing that clogs it up. Over time, soap can build up and harden on your pipes as

Tips and Advice on How to Mitigate Plumbing Problems

Your home’s plumbing is probably not something that you think about too much on a regular basis. As long as water emerges from the faucet or shower when you turn it on and the toilet flushes adequately most of the time, it can seem like your plumbing system is sufficient. The key to avoiding small plumbing problems that can quickly grow into large ones, though, is to make sure you follow these three tips.

The Myths of Drain Cleaning

Lots of misunderstandings exist about cleaning drains and when to call in residential plumbing services. You might even call these misunderstandings myths. Here are four of our favorite bad ideas.

How to Handle Emergency Plumbing Repairs at Home

Everyone has experienced a plumbing emergency at one time or another. Many issues, such as clogged toilets or sinks, can easily be resolved with a plunger or snake. More serious plumbing emergencies, however, require the expertise of a certified plumber. If you have a plumbing emergency that’s more than a clogged toilet, here’s what to do.

Top Culprits for Clogged Drains

It can be a really irritating occurrence that you know all too well: You run some water down the drain to rinse a few dishes or wash your hands, and it immediately backs up into the sink. How do you avoid having clogged drain lines in your home? We’ve developed a great list of the most common culprits that cause clogged drains Pittsburgh plumbing companies run into and how to avoid the problems they cause.

5 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

It can be hard to resist the temptation at times, especially with what seems like a fast solution close at hand. But some things just aren’t meant to go down your garbage disposal and can cause serious plumbing problems if you do. Here are five things to never put down your garbage disposal:

“Green” Drain Cleaners: Do They Work as Well?

With the popularity of sustainability and green living, there has been a variety of products entering the market that tout the earth-friendliness of the compounds used. But do these products work effectively? What situations can they be best in and when is it time to start Googling Pittsburgh plumbers? Here’s the whole story on green drain cleaners.

What To Do If Your Sink Won’t Drain

There are few things that are as frustrating as a sink that won’t drain, especially when your life is already busy and your schedule is full. Let’s take a look at what to do when your kitchen, bathroom or utility sink won’t drain.

Why Isn’t My Sink Draining on Its Own?

Instead of flowing effortlessly down the drain, the water in your home’s sink is being stubborn. Under these circumstances, the No. 1 rule is not to panic. While this is a troublesome and stressful situation, the last thing you want to do is take drastic action. Many homeowners lack the proper skills and information needed to handle residential plumbing problems safely and efficiently, and that becomes even more true in emergencies.