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Repair or Replace Your Water Heater: A Flow Chart

(View as downloadable PDF) Whether you are trying to get ahead of your next water heater replacement or you are in the midst of a water heater emergency and are in search of some answers, it can be tough to know when you need a simple repair or when it is time for a new water heater. Follow this flow chart to get a better idea of where your water heater stands, and when it’s time to call in the experts.  Was your water installed over ten years ago? YES Water heaters have a typical lifespan of ten years. Call …

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Toilet

Are you trying to decide whether it’s time to can your can? If you’ve noticed some issues with your toilet but it’s still operational, it can be a challenge to decide whether you need a new one. Here are the things to look out for in relation to your toilet that means it’s time for a toilet replacement.  Constant Clogging When too many un-flushable objects end up in the toilet bowl it is pretty easy to diagnose why a toilet is clogging. However, if your toilet is always clogging even with a minimal amount of waste and toilet paper, there …

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Basic Plumbing Rules for Every Homeowner

(View as a downloadable PDF) Plumbing is one of the basics for every home, and yet not every homeowner knows the basics of their own plumbing! Here are a few rules and tips to help you avoid common plumbing problems and keep your Pittsburgh area home running smoothly and efficiently. Know what to (and what not to) flush Clogs in plumbing pipes build up over time. Keep your toilet free of anything that isn’t human waste or toilet paper (Just because the packaging says it’s flushable, doesn’t mean it is!) Know your plumbing terms When things start to go awry …

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The 5 Most Common Plumbing Problems for Pittsburgh Homes

A nice warm bath, thoroughly washing your hands, taking a hot shower after a cold day outside, clean clothes and dishes — these are all things we depend on to keep our homes and our families moving through each day here in the Pittsburgh area. Your plumbing system is an integral part of keeping a healthy and happy home, and as a responsible homeowner, you are going to want to know how to spot the signs that your home is suffering from a common plumbing problem.  Here are five of the common household plumbing problems, key signs of plumbing issues, …

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Fixing Clogged Drains: To DIY, or to not DIY?

A clogged drain can seem like a small plumbing issue that is easily solved by a little elbow grease — however, small but annoying clogged drains can turn into big problems if you are not careful. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you are deciding whether or not to fix your clogged drain yourself.  Need professional plumbing services near you? Call in the experts at Calfo!

How Much Does it Cost to Install a Tank Water Heater in Pittsburgh?

If you need to replace your tank water heater or need to install one for the first time, you’re probably wondering, “How much is this going to cost?” On average, installing a tank water heater in Pittsburgh costs anywhere from $875 to $1,800+. Without having a plumber come to your home and assess your current system and hot water needs, it’s impossible to say exactly what your water heater install will cost. However, we can tell you that the cost to install a tank water heater in Pittsburgh will depend on: The size of the new water heater The efficiency level …

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Tankless Water Heater Repair Cost in Pittsburgh

On average, the cost to repair a tankless water heater ranges from $150–$800+, with an average price somewhere around $600. That being said, the exact cost to repair your tankless water heater will depend on a variety of factors that could range from somethings that are more severe that requires a professional or smaller quick fixes you may be able to handle by yourself. Some of these factors include: The type/severity of repair you need The age of your water heater The plumber you hire Whether or not you have a valid warranty Below, we’ll walk through each of these …

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heater: Which is Best for My Pittsburgh Home?

If you’re considering installing a new water heater, you’re probably trying to determine whether a tank or a tankless water heater is the better option for your Pittsburgh home. Both tank and tankless water heaters are great options, so which choice is “better” for your home really depends on a variety of factors. The main factors that will affect which type of water heater is best for your home include: How much hot water you use at a time Your budget The space you have available Below, we’ll walk through each of these factors and how they affect whether a tank or …

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How Much Does it Cost to Install a Tankless Water Heater in Pittsburgh?

If you’re considering installing a tankless water heater in your Pittsburgh home, you want to know how much it’s going to cost. We’ll be honest with you, the only way to accurately determine how much it will cost is to have a professional visit your home and provide a quote. Why? The cost to install a tankless water heater depends on several factors specific to your home. These factors include… Type of unit Size of unit Fuel type Labor costs Although you’ll need a professional to give you an exact estimate, we’ll walk through each of the cost factors that impact the …

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