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3 Possible Reasons for Poor Water Pressure

You expect to have good water pressure every time you turn on a faucet, but when there is a drop in pressure, you need to find out why. There are several reasons for low water pressure. Some water problems might be able to be fixed by you, but in most cases, a plumber should be called to fix the problem. Faulty Water Fixtures Not all water fixtures are created equal. A showerhead is notorious for getting clogged with lime from

Furnace vs. Boiler: What’s More Efficient?

Most people forget about their home heating system when winter is over as they start to enjoy their summer. However, summer is the ideal time of the year to give your heating system more thought about updating it. Once you’re ready to replace or upgrade the heating system in your home, it’s time to decide which system could be more suitable for you: a furnace or boiler. The following is an insight into the two systems to help you make

Ways to Remove Calcium Deposits on Faucets

Everyone finds that unsightly buildup on their faucets from time to time. Not only are they icky, but calcium deposits can even start to deteriorate metallic fixtures until they become brittle or even leaky. So what can you do about them? Ordinary bathroom surface cleaners and disinfectants won’t do the trick. Is there any other way to make sure you don’t lose your valuable faucets to these minerals? Here are the best recommendations from all-service plumbing experts. Follow these tips to

Common Causes of Concrete Slab Leaks

While it’s not unusual for a home to experience water leaks, nothing is as frustrating as dealing with a slab leak. This type of plumbing leak is destructive and expensive to repair. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to stay alert for signs of a slab leak and call a 24 hour emergency plumber in Pittsburgh, PA at the first sign of trouble. Old Plumbing The leading causes of slab leaks are old pipes. As pipes age, they become corroded

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

Cons of DIY Plumbing

Whether it’s a leak or non-functioning plumbing repair, it’s not always wise to opt for a do-it-yourself fix. Keep in mind that plumbing is a complex system of fittings, pipes, tanks and other components. Some plumbing jobs are not all that simple to do on your own. And if it’s a complex fix, you just might create more problems that what you started out with. The Dangers of DIY Plumbing The dangers of DIY plumbing include: Lack of knowledge Making

Are Recessed Lights Affecting your HVAC Efficiency?

Recessed lights are a popular way for designers to add lighting to a space without having to install a protruding light fixture. The result often looks great, but these recessed lights may be a lot more costly than they first seem. It turns out that recessed lights are one of the biggest drags on HVAC efficiency a home may have.

Tips on Saving Money This Spring

If you had to make a list of all the priorities that homeowners share, “saving money wherever possible” would undoubtedly be right at the top. Owning a home is expensive, especially during difficult economic times. Luckily, the warm spring weather is upon is yet again, bringing with it the perfect opportunity to take a look around the house and take care of any water, power or general infrastructure issues that could be needlessly costing you some of those hard-earned dollars.

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.