Garbage disposals are wonderful, that is, until something goes wrong with them. The worst is when it jams or clogs right when you need it to work! No one wants a sink full of food scraps, nor the smell that comes with it! That’s why today we want to talk about the most common issues […]
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The holidays are here. And for some of you, that means your home is going to be full of extra friends and family. There’s nothing worse than having an issue with your plumbing during a gathering. Here’s a quick DIY if you have a leak under the sink!
In 1925, Proudfoot Plumbing Heating and Air was nine years old. Our founder, Algernon Hugh Proudfoot (the great Uncle of current owner Hugh!), and his wife Hannah lived and operated this plumbing business from a house on 811 Ann St. A house that still stands today, not far from our current Proudfoot location. As we […]
Do I Need a Thermal Expansion Tank? As your water heater gets hot, the water inside begins to expand. This quick expansion can cause stress upon your plumbing. A thermal expansion tank, also known as a water heater expansion tank, is a great tool to help mitigate damage. These tanks will catch any overflow and […]
Leaks are gut-wrenching for any property owner. But in all cases, addressing them as soon as possible is key to preventing further damage. Here are some tips and information to help you manage a water leak in your home.
Boilers were the first kind of central heating that people could have in their homes. This meant no more wood or coal fires to warm up the entire house during the cold winter months. As technology advanced, so did the effectiveness and efficiencies of boilers. If your boiler needs repaired or replaced, it may be […]
Some days, it seems as if the rain in Pittsburgh is never-ending. When it rains it pours, and unfortunately, that can mean flooding in your basement or garage. A sump pump might be the solution you’ve been looking for! Sump pumps are designed to remove water build-up from basements and crawlspaces. They safely deposit it […]
Of all the features available in high-efficient and high-performance furnaces, variable speed is one of the most beneficial. Variable speed furnaces provide high efficiency and comfort. Most blower fans on furnaces run at a constant speed and are either on or off. Variable speed will increase or decrease fan speed to meet heating needs. Today […]
Summers in Pittsburgh often come with their fair share of rain and storms. Leaky pipes and flooded floors fare the last thing you want to deal with after a long workday or when you come back from a much-needed trip. While you could try to follow a YouTube video to DIY a quick repair, call […]
Are you dealing with a bad sewer? Even if your home is relatively new, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re safe from old sewer piping. With traditional trenching, you’re often forced into a number of costly items. This includes costs to dig up the street in front of your home to traffic to be rerouted or […]