whole house water filter

Does your water have a funky taste?  Tap water can contain traces of pesticides, VOCs, lead, and dirt, all of which you don’t want to ingest.  Installing a whole house water filtration system can help to improve your water’s taste and filter out many of the impurities that can potentially get into your household water…

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Mini-ductless units Mini-Ductless HVAC System

Mini-Ductless HVAC System – you bought it – you have enjoyed it all summer and now it is time to clean it. Tonight is the time of the year that “we fall back” and change our clock as we end daylight savings time.  Here in Pittsburgh PA, with the Steelers off this weekend, you have even more…

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Slow-moving or stopped-up drains are common in bathroom sinks, but luckily the fix is usually simple and takes only about 15 minutes.  The problem is usually caused by hair, gummy soap scum or hygiene products that get caught on the stopper or pivot rod, and build up, creating a blockage that clogs the drain.  Many…

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unclog a bathtub drain

There’s no “best way” to unclog a bathtub drain. That’s because it depends on where the clog is.  Most bathtub clogs are near the top of the drain. Some are in the drain basket crosshairs. And others are in the shoe directly below the drain basket. Hair and soap scum routinely collect in these locations.…

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sewer line repair or replacement

Do I Have to Replace my Sewer? At some point, all sewer lines need to be repaired or replaced, particularly in homes built during the 1970’s or earlier.  The fact is that the older your pipes are, the more likely it is that you will have problems with them.  Sewer pipes/lines in older homes are usually…

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trenchless sewer

Trenchless Sewer Pipe Replacement Traditional excavation is a high-impact way to do sewer pipe repair or replacement in Pittsburgh. For some problems, it’s the only option. But why dig if you don’t have to? Trenchless Sewer pipe replacement/repair uses the latest technology. It helps to reinforce your old damaged sewer pipe with durable modern plastic pipes.…

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water filtration

Do you need water filtration systems? In general, tap water in the US is predominantly safe, but in certain areas, it can have a funky taste.  Tap water can also contain traces of pesticides, VOCs, lead, and dirt, all of which you don’t want to ingest no matter how small the amount.  Installing an under the…

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reverse osmosis whole house water filter

What is Reverse Osmosis? Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules, and larger particles from drinking water. It can remove many types of dissolved and suspended species from water. This includes bacteria and is used in industrial cleaning processes and the production of potable water (drinking water). Reverse osmosis…

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fracking fluid in water

Fracking fluid in your water. For those of us living close to where gas drilling takes place, it might be a good idea to test your water for fracking fluids. This is especially true in southwestern PA. This can be done with a testing kit available for purchase from several different companies. One company that…

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