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Protect Against Scalding in the Shower – Install a Thermostatic Mixing Valve   Recently updated !

Have you ever been enjoying a nice, warm shower when all of the sudden the water turns shockingly cold? Or even worse, someone flushes a toilet and the shower becomes unbearably hot to the point of burning your skin? Eliminate these major and potentially harmful shower temperature fluctuations by installing […]


Spring Cleaning Your Plumbing   Recently updated !

Happy Spring! With the spring cleaning season upon us, we would like to remind you not to forget about the plumbing that needs some routine cleaning/maintenance as well. Incorporating plumbing into your annual spring cleaning will help your plumbing fixtures to perform better, more efficiently, and last longer. Here are […]


How Faulty Toilets Can Cost You Money Each Month   Recently updated !

Toilets are basic fixtures in every bathroom that generally only use up to two gallons of water per flush, but the plumbers at Pride Plumbing of Rochester want customers to understand the consequences of a simple leak both environmentally and economically. A toilet that is intermittently or constantly “running”, means […]


What NOT to Flush Down the Toilet   Recently updated !

The pipes in our home are only built to handle human waste and toilet paper. Although we may think that our toilets can handle anything that will fit down the drain, it can cause major plumbing problems in the long run. Items to avoid flushing down the toilet: Baby wipes […]


Plumbing Preparation for Power Outages

Homes in the Rochester, NY area are subject to power loss due to the current weather conditions. We are often at risk of power outages due to wind storms, ice storms, fallen trees, and even car accidents. Many plumbing functions rely on electricity, but there are steps that you can […]


Why You Should Install a Backup Sump Pump

You may have installed a sump pump to protect your home and possessions from incurring water damage from snow melt or rainfall. However, a single sump pump may not be enough. Even the best-maintained pump is prone to failure. To avoid substantial damage, you should have a backup sump pump and alarm […]


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Pet-Proof Your Plumbing

As a pet owner, you may expect your fur baby to rummage through the trash, leave traces of their hair throughout the household, and even chew through some household items. What you may not think of is how the plumbing in your home could be impacted by your beloved pet […]


Prevent Winter Pipe Damage by Disconnecting Outdoor Hoses

Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses to prevent winter pipe damage. With the frigid cold temperatures we experience in Rochester, NY, it is important to take precaution to avoid frozen pipes. When pipes freeze, they can burst and can cause a great deal of damage. Protect your home this winter by […]

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Allow Water to Drip to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Allow water to drip from faucets served by exposed pipes. Winter in Rochester often means low temperatures, snow, and a wind chill below zero. When the weather is very cold outside let water drip from the faucet served by the exposed pipes. This eliminates some pressure that is built up […]