Toilet Seat Bidet Kits – Are They Safe?

By Vince | Jun 17, 2021

Have you been thinking about buying one of those toilet seat bidet conversion kits so yo can have a fancy multi function toilet? Think again before you decide to buy one and install it yourself. There is a very serious problem with the toilet seat bidet and without knowing this information, you and your family’s …

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Are Plumbing Inspections Legit?

By Vince Marino | Dec 28, 2020

If a licensed plumber is hired to do plumbing work, there are no possible ways flaws can occur, right? Well, think twice. Take a look at some of the screw-ups I stumbled across, and you’ll be surprised to say, what if that happened to me? Would I know it’s wrong? What do I do? Prepare …

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Commercial Plumbing Estimates from Blue Prints

Commercial Plumbing Estimates From Blueprints

By Vince Marino | Oct 10, 2020

I have come across this problem a few times, and I thought preparing a post would assist anyone in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with speeding up the process for their commercial remodeling or construction needs. The first thing that I get asked is to provide a quote for a small commercial plumbing project, for example, a …

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What Else Causes Thermal Expansion

What Else Causes Thermal Expansion

By Vince Marino | Mar 15, 2020

Thermal expansion is not limited to storage or tank type water heaters. Tankless water heaters (TWH) can cause thermal expansion too. I previously touched on the consequences of not controlling thermal expansion, and this is an update to that post.

What’s a Boiler Installation Cost?

By Vince Marino | Oct 29, 2019

I’m often asked, “What’s a boiler installation cost?” It depends on a number of factors, chief among them is if you want the job done right. Here’s an example of how going with the lowest bidder to save money can increase the costs, time, and headaches to more than double.

Clogged Drains Sneak Up On You

Clogged Drains Sneak Up On You

By Vince Marino | Jun 4, 2019

When you get clogged drains, it’s a big hassle that won’t go away on its own. Drain clogs don’t happen overnight. It takes a while for things to build up to the point where the water stops draining. Then it can become an emergency. Here’s some problems you need to be aware of and how …

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Fall Boiler Inspection Tips

By Vince Marino | Sep 10, 2018

A fall boiler inspection prevents possible breakdowns and the inconvenience of having no heat on bitterly cold nights. It will help you to avoid having those costly after hour service calls to fix your boiler. Here are some boiler inspection tips that you can follow yourself before you turn on the heat. Boiler Inspection pt1 …

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Are Sewer Liners Really The Right Fix?

By Vince Marino | Jul 3, 2018

Are you having sewer line problems where you’re calling a plumber periodically to unclog your main sewer? Has a plumber told you a sewer liner is the best alternative method to fix your sewer because there will be less excavation? Here’s what you need to know first about having a sewer liner installation done and …

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Spring Boiler Check Tips

By Vince Marino | Apr 24, 2018

A spring boiler inspection prevents possible breakdowns and the inconvenience of having no heat on bitterly cold nights in the next heating season. It will also give you more time to fix any problems without having to worry about having heat in time for the cold. Here are some check tips that you can follow …

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