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Important Septic Tank Maintenance Steps

If your home has a septic system, it is critically important that you and your family understand what needs to be done in order to keep your septic tank in good working condition. Failure to do so could lead to you having to reach out to a Pittsburgh emergency plumber with a back up problem on your hands. In order to ensure that things continue flowing smoothly, keep the following tips in mind. Conserve Water Your septic tank is designed

Easy Ways to Practice Water Conservation at Home

Spring and early summer were extra wet in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County this year. But from May to December of 2016, moisture was so minimal that the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared Allegheny as one of 14 counties eligible for disaster assistance due to drought. Even when water is plentiful, it helps if everyone does their best to use it wisely. Here are ways to conserve water at home. Some may require professional plumbing services. Indoor Tips Repair Leaky Faucets.

Plumbing Problems in the Summer

Of the four seasons, winter and the frozen pipes it brings is most notorious for causing plumbing problems. With that said, summer can bring its own set of plumbing problems, as well. Listed below are some of the plumbing issues that are common in the summertime and how you can avoid them.

6 Invaluable Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners

There’s nothing like the feeling of signing on the dotted line, and becoming a homeowner for the first time. You’re so excited and happy about your new move, that you forget about your new plumbing. Fortunately, it’s still relatively easy to stay on top of. Here are six great tips to help:

Questions To Ask Your Plumber

If you’re like most homeowners, the first time you talk to a plumber might be when you have a plumbing emergency that you needed fixed yesterday. To make sure you choose one who will perform honest work at a reasonable price, ask the following questions.

Basic Toilet Terminology

You use your toilet every day, but do you really understand how it works? When something goes wrong, you may not know how to figure out if you can fix it yourself or what to tell a plumber because you don’t know what all of the parts are called. Here’s a guide to some of the most important parts:

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.

What Are Dye Tests?

If you’ve bought or sold a home around the Pittsburgh area, you may remember a dye test being required on your drain lines. What is a dye test, what does it do and what will it tell you about your home’s septic lines? Here are the details you need to determine whether you need a dye test, how to have one done and what it means:

Effects of Snowfall on Your Sewage System

Inclement weather always puts a damper on residential and commercial plumbing systems. The colder the outside temperature, the higher the risk is for frozen water lines and potential burst pipes. This is why it is vital for homeowners to perform annual maintenance measures well before the winter comes around. What many people do not realize is that high amounts of snowfall, which is very common in the Northeast, can sometimes be detrimental to drain lines too. However, it may also

Frozen Pipes: Part 1

Winters in Pittsburgh are rarely mild, so you should therefore be prepared for that ever-annoying problem known as frozen pipes. A lack of access to running water is a nuisance any time of year, but there is nothing worse than running out of hot H2O on a cold December morning. So, what exactly causes the pipes in your home to freeze, and is bursting inevitable? If your pipes burst, contact your 24 hour Pittsburgh plumber to take care of the problem