As a Pittsburgh based small business you probably never thought about closing your business and then reopening it.  It looks like we are headed to that time when reopening is something that needs to be planned for. The scientists and engineers at the Environmental Science, Policy & Research Institute (ESPRI) and AH Environmental Consultants, Inc. (AH)…

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During this time, we want to share a letter from Johns Hopkins University on avoiding the contagion Covid-19 so you can stay healthy.

At Proudfoot Plumbing Heating and Air, we don’t just care about the inner workings of our customer’s homes. Rather we care about our customers themselves! During this time of panic and uncertainty, we want to share the letter Johns Hopkins University shared on avoiding the contagion Covid-19 in hopes it helps you take better care of…

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COVID-19: Compliance Measures We Are Taking At Proudfoot Plumbing Heating and Air, we take our customers’ wellbeing and the safety and health of our employees and the community very seriously.  We will continue to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 impact on our community. We are a life-sustaining industry, therefore, exempted from closure. We are…

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While most water heaters are generally reliable, sometimes, they can run into issues. Today we want to talk about the few things you can do if you have noticed issues that could mean you’re in need of water heater repair.

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A couple cold at home, bundled in layers - When it’s cold, there is no worse time for your furnace to stop working. Here are a few things you should do if that happens and you need a temporary fix.

It’s been rather cold here in Pittsburgh. And when it’s cold, there is no worse time for your furnace to stop working. We wanted to write this blog for all those folks up in the middle of the night to a frozen home. Here are a few things you should do if your furnace stops…

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A garbage disposal under the sink - Garbage disposals are wonderful, that is, until something goes wrong with them - here are the most common issues they have and how you can fix it yourself!

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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Kitchen sink - 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!

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!

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As we prepare for a week of gratitude, let’s take a walk down memory lane to see how Proudfoot's history has shaped the business it is today.

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…

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A thermal expansion tank is a great tool to help mitigate damage. These tanks will catch any overflow and prevent the water pressure from getting too high.

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…

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