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Direct Vent And Power Vent Boilers

There are two types of gas hot water boilers commonly installed for residential and commercial applications the direct vent and power vent models. The two vary in design and installation cost and also have differences in safety and energy consumption savings. Here are the differences between the two boilers, so when its time for you …

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Home Inspection Problems That Can Cost You Big Time

In the past year I’m seeing a disturbing trend where during the home inspection, problems are missed and even worse, some have been noticed but dismissed as insignificant. Here’s what I’m seeing and how you can protect yourself from costly repairs soon after buying a house. … Home Inspection Problems That Can Cost You Big …

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Water Main Breaks Can Damage Plumbing

When the water is restored after a water main is fixed, that’s when plumbing problems tend to happen. Individual plumbing fixture water supplies can clog up and create a low flow situation. Here’s some preventative advice for you to follow so you don’t end up with unnecessary plumbing repairs and services. What is a water …

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Get A Plumbing Inspection Before You Buy A Home

Whether you’re looking for an investment property or a home in Pittsburgh, make sure you have a plumbing inspection before you make a deal. An inspection of residential plumbing can be involved and complicated. A proper plumbing inspection should be performed by a licensed plumber only! Here’s why a plumber should inspect plumbing in a …

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Taking Care Of Your Sump Pump

Are you one of the unfortunates who have a French drain in your basement to keep it dry? Are you maintaining your sump twice a year? By doing periodic inspections of your sump, you’ll stand a better chance of avoiding sump pit problems. Just follow my maintenance tips on how to keep a sump working …

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Which Way Does A Shut-Off Valve Open And Close?

Knowing which way to turn a shut-off valve to stop a sudden plumbing leak is imperative. Hesitation will only make a leak worse and cause more water damage throughout your home if you can’t close the water off quickly! Do you know which way a shut-off valve turns to open and close? If you don’t …

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Don’t Let Your Restaurant Get Grease Trapped

Do you own or manage a restaurant? Do you periodically skim off the grease trap? If you don’t you’re going to have severe drain clogs and sewage backups. Here’s how to properly skim off a grease trap and prevent down time. What’s a grease trap? It’s an interceptor (or grease recovery device) usually connected to the outlet …

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