A Reflection of Proudfoot’s History

As we prepare for a week of gratitude, let’s take a walk down memory lane to see how Proudfoot's history has shaped the business it is today.

In 1925, Proudfoot Plumbing Heating and Air was nine years old. Our founder, Algernon Hugh Proudfoot (the great Uncle of current owner Hugh!), and his wife Hannah lived and operated this plumbing business from a house on 811 Ann St. A house that still stands today, not far from our current Proudfoot location. As we…

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How Does a Thermal Expansion Tank Work?

A thermal expansion tank is a great tool to help mitigate damage. These tanks will catch any overflow and prevent the water pressure from getting too high.

Do I Need a Thermal Expansion Tank? As your water heater gets hot, the water inside begins to expand. This quick expansion can cause stress upon your plumbing. A thermal expansion tank, also known as a water heater expansion tank, is a great tool to help mitigate damage. These tanks will catch any overflow and…

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What is a Combi Boiler and Do I Need One?

If your boiler needs repaired or replaced, it may be time to consider a combi boiler, as they have a number of tremendous benefits.

Boilers were the first kind of central heating that people could have in their homes. This meant no more wood or coal fires to warm up the entire house during the cold winter months. As technology advanced, so did the effectiveness and efficiencies of boilers. If your boiler needs repaired or replaced, it may be…

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The Benefits of Sump Pumps

There are a number of benefits of sump pumps, like providing your home with extra protection during these stormy Pittsburgh days!

Some days, it seems as if the rain in Pittsburgh is never-ending. When it rains it pours, and unfortunately, that can mean flooding in your basement or garage. A sump pump might be the solution you’ve been looking for! Sump pumps are designed to remove water build-up from basements and crawlspaces. They safely deposit it…

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The Benefits of a Variable Speed Furnace

Today we’re going to take a look at how the variable speed furnace and some of the best advantages of installing it in your home!

Of all the features available in high-efficient and high-performance furnaces, variable speed is one of the most beneficial. Variable speed furnaces provide high efficiency and comfort. Most blower fans on furnaces run at a constant speed and are either on or off. Variable speed will increase or decrease fan speed to meet heating needs. Today…

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Trenchless Waterline Repair and Replacement

In our last blog, we discussed the benefits of trenchless sewer lining - today we want to cover the benefits of a similar tool, the trenchless waterline!

Summers in Pittsburgh often come with their fair share of rain and storms. Leaky pipes and flooded floors fare the last thing you want to deal with after a long workday or when you come back from a much-needed trip. While you could try to follow a YouTube video to DIY a quick repair, call…

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Trenchless Sewer Lining

Even if your home is relatively new, that doesn’t mean you’re safe from old sewer issues. Could trenchless sewer lining be the right option for you?

Are you dealing with a bad sewer? Even if your home is relatively new, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re safe from old sewer piping. With traditional trenching, you’re often forced into a number of costly items. This includes costs to dig up the street in front of your home to traffic to be rerouted or…

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Plumbing Noises: What Should You Listen For?

No one likes to hear unknown noises in their home. We’ve put together a list of four plumbing noises you never want to hear – and what causes them.

No one likes to hear unknown noises in their home. You know the source most likely isn’t a ghost. And you, of course, remind yourself that when you hear those noises late at night. We’re here to give you that more reasonable, less spooky explanation. It’s your plumbing! We’ve put together a list of four…

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Frozen Outside Faucets

The snow has melted! If you haven’t experienced freezing faucets yet, now is the time to take them to prevent any future problems.

It’s finally warm in Pittsburgh again! The snow and ice have been melted, but you may have an outdoor faucet that is susceptible to freezing. But if you haven’t experienced freezing faucets yet, now is the time to take them to prevent any future problems.

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