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 […]

Thanksgiving is Awful for Your Plumbing

From the perfectly roasted turkey and Grandma’s famously lumpy mashed potatoes to the post-lunch snooze and “friendly” flag football contest in the backyard, Thanksgiving is stuffed with long-standing traditions. And then there’s the day after Thanksgiving— leftovers, battling ridiculously long checkout lines for debatably “good” deals, and… calling a plumber. Yep, calling a plumber is […]

How to Prepare Your Plumbing for the Winter

And just like that, temps are going from “Hooray for jeans and hoodies” to “Where’d I put those dang earmuffs?” If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve likely tested your furnace a time or two. But have you shown your plumbing system any TLC yet? As your Pittsburgh plumbing experts, we recommend doing some quick DIY […]

Fall Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

There’s so much to love about fall in Pittsburgh. At Taggart Plumbing, we’re especially fond of the crisp air and colorful trees. Of course, as refreshing and beautiful as those things are, they can create headaches for homeowners—expensive ones. Use our Fall Plumbing Maintenance Checklist to make sure your home’s ready for those falling temps […]

Are Water Filtration Systems Worth It?

As a Pittsburgh plumber, we often get questions about water filtrations systems. Are they worth the cost? Do they actually work? Are they even necessary? Let’s talk about that. Water Consumption in the United States On average, Americans drink approximately 39 gallons of bottled water per year at a total cost of roughly $16 billion. […]

Interesting Facts About Sump Pumps

As a homeowner, the first word you associate with sump pumps is likely not “interesting.” You might say they’re “useful” or even “necessary.” But “interesting”? Probably not. As your Pittsburgh plumber, we find sump pumps to be extremely interesting—mostly because we know they can save you thousands of dollars in completely avoidable, “interesting” problems. What […]

DIY Garbage Disposal Repair

Of all the plumbing mishaps that can happen in your kitchen, a suddenly uncooperative garbage disposal is one of the worst. Fortunately, even not-so-handy Pittsburgh homeowners can often diagnose garbage disposal breakdowns—and even repair them. Before you call Taggart Plumbing, let’s see if we can help you for free with these DIY tips. What’s That […]

Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing a Toilet

How to Replace a Toilet When it comes to do-it-yourself home improvement, few projects strike fear in the hearts of homeowners quite like toilets. It just seems like so many things could go terribly, horribly wrong, doesn’t it? No one likes the thought of making a mistake that involves sewage. Fortunately, replacing a toilet is […]