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Lights, lights and more Christmas lights! We Americans tend to do Christmas the best, with entire neighborhoods decorated and lit up to perfection we can turn our plain homes into a Winter Wonderland. Although it may be extremely beautiful, decorating for Christmas will put a serious dent in your wallet when it comes to your […]

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Planning for the holidays is so much fun – the lights, gifts and Christmas music in the air really puts you in the Christmas spirit. Whether this is your first Christmas on your own, first with a new baby, or you’re a Christmas decorating veteran, choosing between an artificial Christmas tree or a real Christmas […]

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Spending an evening in Downtown Pittsburgh while the city is lit up for Christmas makes for one of the most spectacular experiences the city has to offer. With the endless Christmas trees around the city, Pittsburgh comes alive and turns into an instant Christmas Wonderland. A night that should be filled with magic in the […]

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If you have ever removed the lid from the tank of your toilet, odds are, you’ve noticed a flap connected to a chain. This is called the “flapper.” The flapper and the chain that is connected to it is part of the flushing process. When you flush the handle, the chain is pulled by a […]

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Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether to fix a plumbing problem yourself or call a professional. Knowing the difference has the potential to save money and potential unnecessary damages. DIY Safe Running toilet – There are many common reasons for a toilet that is constantly running and many of the solutions are a simple DIY […]

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If you are a homeowner in the Greater Pittsburgh area, you’ve most likely heard of a plumbing dye testing. If you’re looking to sell your home and you aren’t familiar with a plumbing dye test, you soon will be as it is a required plumbing procedure to sell your home. In other words, you cannot […]

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There is something incredibly charming about living in an old home – it’s historic, the architecture is unique and there is something about an old house that makes it homey. As quaint as an old home might be, it is expensive to keep it warm. Luckily there are some tricks to help keep your old […]

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One of the first things you want to do before the temperatures drop any lower is winterize your outdoor central air conditioning unit. Central air conditioning units cost thousands of dollars, this isn’t something you want to allow the cold Pittsburgh winters to damage and potentially destroy. September into early October is the most opportune […]

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The idea of the ‘Smart House’ is no longer a fictional idea of the future. Home automation is at your fingertips and the benefits are endless. From savings to increased security, you’ll be glad you made the switch and control virtually every aspect of your home from your phone. Home automation is an investment that […]

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Are your gutters overflowing when it rains? Is there water in your basement or home with no explanation as to why or how it got there? Are your gutters falling apart? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, chances are you have a clogged downspout. How does a downspout work? To […]

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