What’s the Difference Between a Water Heater, Furnace, and Boiler?

OK, let’s be honest: No homeowner loves making calls to home service companies. If you’re on the phone with an HVAC guy, for example, there’s a good chance it’s because something’s not working the way it should (or at all)… which means you have to “deal with” getting it fixed. And by “deal with,” we […]

Why Water Isn’t Always Good For You

Most of us were taught that we should drink at least eight, eight-ounce glasses of water every day. That’s basically two liters of the stuff. But what if water isn’t always good for you? If we could insert a record scratch sound here, we totally would—because that’s probably what just happened in your head: What […]

Worst Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make

How to Avoid Costly (and Dangerous) Consequences of Playing Plumber With the dawn of YouTube and Pinterest, most of us have tried—and failed—at a DIY project or two (or 27). Regardless of our past “nailed it” moments, we’re nevertheless tempted to take DIY to a new level when we think it’ll save us serious cash—plumbing […]

Why Are Plumbers So Expensive? (The Answer May Surprise You)

As a Pittsburgh homeowner, you want a plumber who’s an expert—someone whom you can trust to get the job right the first time. And also? You’d love to not get ripped off. Here’s the problem: If you’re in need of plumbing services, you’re in a vulnerable position. Whether you have a burst pipe, a fried […]

Thinking About a Tankless Water Heater? Read this First.

Oh, hot water, we adore you. The steamy showers, the sanitized dishes, the miraculously-white-again t-shirts. But here’s the deal: We’re starting to think our love is unrequited. After all, you tend to disappear quickly. Sure, we just started both the dishwasher and a load of towels—but is that really an excuse to run out on […]

A Note From Us

It is World Plumbing Day!  (and…my birthday) Guess it is a coincidence, but it happens every year. Why is Plumbing important?  Do you think of your plumbing or imagine what it would be like without it? How is Pittsburgh relevant to your Hot Water?  Let us see… Plumbing? Why is it important.  I mean. Guess […]

DIY Water Heater Installs: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Since you’re reading this post, we can guess a few things about you: Your water heater is dead or dying. Paying someone to install a new one isn’t something you’re super excited about. (Who would be?) You watched a couple of YouTube videos and learned water heater installs really aren’t terribly difficult. (They aren’t—if you […]

Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heaters

On a scale from cold coffee to world hunger, running out of hot water is most definitely toward the first-world-problems end of the spectrum. Still, that doesn’t make the experience any less frustrating or any more comfortable. Even the morning-person-est of morning people is likely to scream a swear word or two when the shower […]

The Best Ways to Ruin Your Home’s Plumbing

As your Pittsburgh plumber, we typically like to offer preventive maintenance tips and do-it-yourself tricks on our blog. This time, we’re going the opposite direction: We’re going to share some DON’T tips. To be honest, we’ve seen too many homeowners make big mistakes that cost big bucks to fix, and we don’t want to see […]