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Home Service Blog Articles by Pronto Plumbing & SECCO Home Services® | Harrisburg & Camp Hill, PA

Winter Preparation Checklist

For most individuals and families, a home is the biggest purchase that will ever be made. Protect this investment during the wintertime by taking the opportunity to winterize your property from top to bottom Use our free winter preparation checklist this year to get your home ready! For a printable version of this checklist, click

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Is Your Drain Cleaner Really Safe?

When you notice that your drains are running a little slower you may begin to panic a little bit. You suspect there may be a problem with your sewage system and you hope that it is something minor that can be remedied with simple solutions like the good old plunger or even a drain cleaning

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Tax Refunds and Home Improvements

It’s that time of the year, and tax refund excitement is in the air! If you’re considering using all or part of your funds on home improvements, might we suggest the following? 1. Upgrade all the older toilets in your home. 2. Repair all the leaks in your home. 3. Remodel your kitchen or bathroom

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All About Trenchless Pipe Repair and Replacement

*** The following article was originally printed by us in the May 2013 edition of a local central Pennsylvanian publication. Pronto Plumbing Tackles Orangeburg Pipe Problems It’s lurking just beneath the surface of your central Pennsylvania property, ready to strike at any moment. Ignore it at your peril, because it’s just a matter of time

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22 Weeks of Summer: Post #9 – Saving on Energy Costs When the Mercury Rises

So you’re planning a weeklong trip to a fun location? That’s great! But before you leave the house, you’ll want to answer a big question: What temperature should you set your thermostat for? Obviously, there are a number of different factors to consider. For one, are you going to have any pets at home? If

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22 Weeks of Summer: Post #5 – How Much Water Does Your Body Need When It’s Hot?

Get ready for summer in the Harrisburg area, because it’s going to get hot sooner rather than later. And when the thermometer soars, you need to have some H2O at the ready because the last thing you want is to become dehydrated. The big question, of course, is how much water you need to stay

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10 Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Do you think your water heater might be on its last legs? After 10-12 years, most “tank” (pun intended!) But how can you tell when a new one is needed? Below are the top 10 signs that indicate purchasing a new water heater is on the horizon: Your water heater doesn’t heat water anymore (or

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22 Weeks of Summer: Post #8 – Are Your Pipes Well-Insulated? (It Matters, Even in the Summer!)

In the wintertime, you often hear about the virtues of making sure your pipes are well-insulated. However, it’s just as important during the summer months. No, your pipes aren’t going to freeze during the blazing heat of July; however, they could still burst because of poor insulation. Perhaps worst of all, your pocketbook could be

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22 Weeks of Summer: Post #6 – How Summer Storms Can Lead to Your Having an (Unwanted) “Indoor Pool”

ou’ve always wanted a pool… just not in your basement. Thanks to those flash summer storms, though, many homeowners find themselves the unwilling recipients of a body of water inside their homes. This is problematic for numerous reasons: It’s expensive to fix, it takes time to “come back” after indoor flooding, it can lead to

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When Plumbing DIY Isn’t Recommended

So you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer (DIYer)? That’s great! We at Pronto are like that. In fact, as a small water droplet, I always had the mentality that I could do everything on my own. Unfortunately, plumbing repairs and replacements are sometimes best left to the pros. This isn’t to say that you can’t try to be

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