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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

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,

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

Are Your Pipes Talking to You?

Reliable plumbing doesn’t just give Pittsburgh homeowners a smooth flow of water for sources like bathtubs, sinks, and washing machines – it should do it all quietly, as well. If your pipes are “singing” every time you turn on the tap or flush the toilet, they’re actually trying to tell you that you have a big problem you need to fix! Don’t worry – the 24/7 emergency Pittsburgh plumbers at Stahl are here to save the day and quiet them

How to Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets

The seasons are changing, and your gardening and lawn maintenance for the year is about to come to a close. You’ve put spare flowerpots away, closed up the lawnmower for the winter and you’re ready to enjoy cozying up inside while you wait for the first snowfall. You’ve gotten everything taken care of, right? Not so fast: if you haven’t taken care of your outdoor faucets, your winter prep list needs to be a little longer. These faucets are particularly

Thankful for HVAC and Plumbing

When it comes to essential services that make your home run smoothly, few things are as essential as having reliable plumbing and a quality HVAC system. At Stahl Plumbing, Heating, and Air in Pittsburgh, PA we strive to make sure that your plumbing system as well as your HVAC system is working as it should be. That’s why we at Stahl Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are proud to provide the only 24 hour. 7 days a week emergency plumbing

Holiday Plumbing Problems

The holidays bring plenty of festive excitement – parties, visitors and gifts make this time of year a favorite with our clients — and our own friends and family, too. All that fun can result in big problems for your plumbing, though. From clogged toilets to overstuffed and broken garbage disposals, these are the most common problems experienced during the holiday season. Visitors Lead to Clogged Toilets Lots of party guests make for a fun and festive night, but can

Prepare for the Holidays with the Pittsburgh Plumbing Experts

With the holidays coming soon, the last thing you want to deal with is a plumbing emergency. After all, you don’t want to cancel Christmas dinner with your friends and family because you have a massive leak in your bathroom! Luckily, you can prevent many major plumbing mishaps by simply being proactive in maintenance and repair. Expert Plumbers You may not realize it, but Stahl Services has licensed plumbers on staff as well as our knowledgeable heating and AC professionals.

Signs You Need to Call a Plumber Before an Emergency Occurs

A plumbing emergency can be expensive and cause significant problems beyond the immediate–such as damage to your floors, walls or even the foundation. An emergency plumber, one that responds quickly and works day and night, is an excellent resource in case of an emergency, the best thing you can do is to prevent disaster in the first place. We’ve gathered a few issues you should keep an eye out for that may signify that a plumbing emergency is imminent. Plumbing

​Why Won’t My Toilet Quit Running?​

Is a running toilet driving you crazy? There are only a handful of reasons why a toilet won’t stop running. Here are some common reasons why you might need to call a professional plumber to fix a running toilet. Do You Need to Replace the Flapper? Often, a defective flapper is the troublemaker behind a running toilet problem. When the toilet is flushed, a rubber stopper lifts to release water into the bowl. Over time, the flapper will start to