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  • Why does my sink drain slow?

    Why does my sink drain slow?

    Whether you have tried to wash the dishes or drain the bathroom sink, it can be frustrating when you see that the sink or tub is not draining properly. It always seems to happen when you’re in a hurry too, right? Understanding that many of the homes and plumbing in the Philadelphia area are older, unclogging drains can be a regular occurrence. IFixdit Plumbing has been the experts in the Philadelphia area for all levels of master plumbing for years; we’d like to share some helpful answers as to why your sink might be draining slow. Read more...
  • So you want to be a plumber in Philadelphia, better come ready.

    So you want to be a plumber in Philadelphia, better come ready.

    Thinking about getting into the plumbing industry? There’s more to it than just having a few tools and a great personality, it takes a follow-through focused mindset with a heart towards customer service before you ever connect the first pipe if you expect to succeed in this industry. Read more...
  • Who should I call to replace my water heater in Philadelphia?

    Who should I call to replace my water heater in Philadelphia?

    A common problem that many homes in Philadelphia will experience is when their hot water heater stops getting as hot as it used to. With the water heater being such a central and important component within any Philadelphia home, this is an important concern. Let’s take a look at some common reasons why your water heater does not get as hot as it used to. Read more...
  • Around the house plumbing tips when selling your house (part two)

    Around the house plumbing tips when selling your house (part two)

    In the previous article we discussed some of the key areas when dealing with the condition of the plumbing and fixtures when selling your Philadelphia home. Certainly, the kitchen and bathroom are at the top of the list because of the impact that they have for potential home buyers. These are also the two rooms that ... Read more Read more...
  • Around the house plumbing tips when selling your house (part one)

    Around the house plumbing tips when selling your house (part one)

    If you’re considering selling your Philadelphia area home there are quite a few things that come to mind: curb appeal with landscaping, entry door, flooring, kitchen and bathroom presentation and more… however, a huge factor for many homebuyers in the Philadelphia area is the condition of the plumbing and fixtures. These little things can be ... Read more Read more...
  • Hard Water vs. Soft Water

    Hard Water vs. Soft Water

    In parts of the Philadelphia area it’s not uncommon to see issues with hard water deposits. In a previous article we looked at how these deposits can build up in the shower and sink faucets causing a decrease in water pressure; in this article we’ll look at where these deposits are coming from. Hard Water ... Read more Read more...
  • Why is my water pressure not as good as it used to be?

    Why is my water pressure not as good as it used to be?

    For many older homes in Philadelphia, the decrease in water pressure is a daily aggravation that no one enjoys. With the water pressure being such a central and important feature within any Philadelphia home, this is an important concern. Let’s take a look at some common reasons why your water pressure may not be as good as it used to be. Read more...
  • Help! My water heater does not get as hot as it used to.

    Help! My water heater does not get as hot as it used to.

    A common problem that many homes in Philadelphia will experience is when their hot water heater stops getting as hot as it used to. With the water heater being such a central and important component within any Philadelphia home, this is an important concern. Let’s take a look at some common reasons why your water heater does not get as hot as it used to. Read more...
  • Some DIY Bathroom Improvement Ideas

    Some DIY Bathroom Improvement Ideas

    As a full service plumber serving the Philadelphia area, we often get asked what are some Do-It-Yourself bathroom updates that can give it a fresh look. While we’re not a home remodeling company, we do quite a few bathroom updates. Utilizing our experience in the Philadelphia area in combination with suggestions made by home improvement ... Read more Read more...
  • What type of plumbing material is best for my Philadelphia home?

    What type of plumbing material is best for my Philadelphia home?

    Living in a city like Philadelphia presents unique plumbing challenges as the plumbing system itself dates back to the early 1800’s. Many older homes in the Philadelphia area have seen multiple repairs with different materials which, in some cases, has created a collection of patchwork that simply is a problem waiting to happen. For many Philadelphia residents that are looking to upgrade or correct this plumbing patchwork or simply upgrade the plumbing to a safer, more efficient system; there are many options to consider. iFixdit, LLC master plumbing services can provide you with the best options to keep the plumbing in your Philadelphia home flowing safely for many years to come. Read more...
  • The most common reasons people call a master plumber

    The most common reasons people call a master plumber

    One of our master technicians - Plumbing Repair in PhiladelphiaOn a national level research shows that the average homeowner will call a plumber once every three years; here in Philadelphia that number is a little higher. One of the things that we often get asked is “What’s the most common plumbing problem that you see in Philadelphia?” Our answer often surprises people when we say… “Neglect.” Most of the common reasons people call a master plumber are due to residence not taking care of small problems why they still are small. By overlooking the warning signs of a larger problem the standard appointment often turns into an emergency visit. Read more...
  • Plumbers, not the reputation that TV has made us out to have…

    Plumbers, not the reputation that TV has made us out to have…

    Not too long ago, on a service call for a Philadelphia customer, she said: “you’re not what I imagined you’d be.” So I started thinking about how Hollywood and the media portrays this industry and perhaps how misunderstood the career of a plumber really is. iFixdit’s Master Plumber, Tony, doesn’t play a plumber on TV, he’s a master plumber in real life serving the great residents of Philadelphia for years. This article will highlight, and perhaps try to present a better understanding, of the tasks, risks and career of a master certified plumber in Philadelphia. Read more...
  • Water Waster Alert! The Leaking Toilet

    Water Waster Alert! The Leaking Toilet

    You hear it every once in a while in your Philadelphia home, a toilet that will run the water for no clear or apparent reason. You don’t think much about it until you start seeing a few dollars extra on your water bill or you hear the water running more frequently. The staggering truth is that a faulty toilet that intermittently runs to refill lost water due to an internal leak or defective system can use up to 10,000 gallons per year! Read more...
  • How to choose the right plumber in Philadelphia

    How to choose the right plumber in Philadelphia

    You found that you need to hire a professional plumber in the Philadelphia area. Opening the phone book, you immediately are overwhelmed with hundreds of plumbing services that all say that they’re the best. So who really is the best? You could interview dozens of professional plumbing contractors until you got that “glimmer” that told you that this was the right one for you; or could follow these simple steps to help make the right selection of a professional plumbing company in Philadelphia a little easier. Read more...
  • What different types of kitchen faucets are available for my Philadelphia home?

    What different types of kitchen faucets are available for my Philadelphia home?

    There are some things in Philadelphia that simply don’t change: taxes come due, politicians are crooked… and kitchen faucets wear out. Consider how often the kitchen faucet is used in your Philadelphia home; now consider that most kitchen faucets are mostly built from thin aluminum and plastic… The fact that kitchen faucets can wear out at least once a year is not a surprising statistic. Read more...
  • How to repair a garbage disposal

    How to repair a garbage disposal

    Occasionally we get a phone call for a garbage disposal repair from a Philadelphia resident; once we determine the problem and repair the garbage disposal quickly: the response is “What? That was all? I could’ve done that myself!” It is true that there are many things that the average homeowner can do to troubleshoot and repair a garbage disposal. This article will cover an understanding of garbage disposal function, troubleshooting and do-it-yourself repair that anyone could do instead of contacting a master certified plumber. There are some repairs that will require the services of ifix Plumbing and Drains LLC; we will cover a few of those as well. Read more...
  • Why do the water pipes vibrate in my Philadelphia home?

    Why do the water pipes vibrate in my Philadelphia home?

    Depending on the age of your home in Philadelphia you may have heard a loud vibration coming from the water pipes. Doesn’t matter the size of the house, this is a typical occurrence that can be caused by a series of different conditions; all are easily repairable with a little know-how. The cause for your water pipes to vibrate in your Philadelphia home is a direct correlation to the type of repair needed to correct the problem. Simply put, there are several reasons why your pipes would vibrate. In this article we will cover a few of the most common ones as well as the Avenue of repair that would be recommended: Read more...
  • Simple steps for unclogging a bathroom drain

    Simple steps for unclogging a bathroom drain

    It’s that awkward feeling that you have when you’re brushing your teeth with the water running and see your bathroom sink not draining properly. Naturally, it always happens when you’re in a hurry to get to work. Understanding that many of the homes and plumbing in our great city of Philadelphia are older, especially in... Read more...