toilet fill valve

Replacing your toilet fill valve As everyone knows a “runny” toilet can be quite annoying along with using more water than necessary and having to pay for it.  This could be caused by a faulty fill valve that needs to be replaced so that the water quits running. To replace your toilet fill valve, simply…

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Hot water radiators

Hot Water Radiators. “Second winter” is upon us and we are trying to get ready for the home heating season.  In fact, it’s about to get pretty chilly here in the ‘Burgh. So we thought it was a good idea to talk about what to do when you are not getting enough heat to different…

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smart thermostat

Smart Thermostat Systems. There is a lot of noise today in the news about the hacking of the “Internet of things”.  And many people immediately think that smart thermostats have to be connected to the Internet. They can and there are many new tools to keep your home secure. This is so only you can…

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Tankless water heaters

Tankless Water Heaters are also called on-demand water heaters. These units heat water only when you turn on the faucet.  They usually operate on natural gas or propane.  The main advantage is that they eliminate the extra cost of keeping 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank. Meaning, they save energy. According to Energy Star, some…

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toilet repairs

Did you know that plumbers have to stock tools and supplies on their truck? This is so that when they show up at your home, they are entirely ready to work. That is why it costs so much for a plumber to come to your home.  So, anything that you can do yourself to prevent that…

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Mini-ductless units Mini-Ductless HVAC System

Are you tired of being hot in your bedroom this summer? Or freezing in the family room, hoping that your A/C will work hard enough so you can sleep?  Today, you do not have to do either – or in the case of many of our customers both.  That was, of course before they installed…

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shower head

Showerheads often spray unevenly because of mineral deposits interference In order for water to flow freely, these deposits need to be removed.  To do that, you will want to soak the showerhead in vinegar.  And that may mean removing the showerhead from the shower arm. Newer showerheads screw onto the shower arm, the pipe that…

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lead removal Clean reverse osmosis water

Have you determined that there may be “higher” levels of lead in your water? You might want to consider water treatment methods such as reverse osmosis, distillation, and carbon filters. Off the bat, to minimize lead from your tap water, do not use hot tap water when preparing food or drink.  Make sure to use cold water after flushing…

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lead

How does Lead get in your water? The pipes that carry water in the street are usually made of iron or steel, and typically do not add lead to your water.  Lead can enter tap water if lead solder had been used on your pipes or brass fixtures in your home.  Homes built before 1989, when lead solder was banned, will likely contain some lead contamination.

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kitchen faucet

We all want to save money when possible.  As the owner of Proudfoot Plumbing, Heating and Air, I want you to be able to rely on our services to handle these crazy hard to do jobs that drive most people crazy.  We love jobs that other plumbers think are too hard to do.  We also…

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