Plumbing Services

In your home, water is critical where you need it and hazardous where you don’t.
Kowalski is the expert for installing, upgrading, or repairing any part of your plumbing system – from fixtures and drains to your water, gas, and sewer lines.
We deliver fast, personalized plumbing services across McMurray and the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

Drain Cleaning and Clog Removal Services

Your drains do the endless work of carrying waste away from your home. They’re a marvel of modern technology – until they’re not working properly. Then they’re an aggravation that can lead to a disaster.

Kowalski repairs drain stoppages, plus solves their root causes. We keep Pittsburghers’ drains clear and their homes healthy.

Do You Need Drain Services?

If you’re experiencing any of the following, you may need to have your drains inspected, cleared, or cleaned:

Slow drains ● Drains producing gurgling noises, bubbling water, or foul odors ● Water backing up in a sink, shower, tub, or toilet ● Standing water near any of these fixtures 

Types of Drains We Service

Kowalski works on the following types of drains and drain lines throughout your home and property:

Sinks ● Showers ● Bathtubs ● Toilets ● Washing machines ● Dishwashers ● Disposals ● Floor drains ● Downspout drains ● Sewers

Drain Services We Offer

We deliver a full range of services to diagnose, clear, and clean your drains.

Clog Removal
Drain Inspection
Professional Drain Cleaning and Rooting

Repair Your Drainage and Keep It Clear.

Leak Detection and Repair Services

If you suspect you have a leak, the time to address it is now so that you can minimize any water damage to your home.

Kowalski will find the source of your leak, correct the issue, and repair or replace the necessary plumbing.

We also have a wide network of Pittsburgh contractors we call on, such as roofers, plasterers, flooring professionals, and builders, who can restore any parts of your home affected by leaks.

Do You Need Leak Detection and Repair Services?

Obviously, if you see water escaping from a fixture or pooling somewhere in your home, you need leak repair.

But many leaks are hidden inside your walls, under your floors, or deep in your supply or drain lines.

Here are some signs that you may be dealing with a hidden leak:

A sudden increase in your water bill ● Low water volume ● Cracks or stains on ceilings, walls, or floors ● Visible mold or mildew ● Unevenness or hot spots on floors ● The sound of dripping or running water that you can’t locate

Leak Services We Offer

Advanced Leak Detection

We identify the source of leaks using acoustic listening devices, temperature sensors, and drain cameras. We pinpoint search areas quickly to find both active and impending leaks.

Drain Cleaning

Our drain services may be the answer to your leaks, which are often caused by clogged or corroded pipes.

Pipe Repair

Kowalski restores or replaces leaking or burst pipes. Whenever possible we use minimally invasive methods. When necessary, we dig trenches and then refill them cleanly and carefully.

Slab Leak Repair

A slab leak is a leak from the water or sewer lines under your home’s floor or foundation. This can happen with aging or improperly installed pipes, extreme weather, or hard water.

Fixture Leak Repair

Even the best plumbing equipment can spring a leak. We repair everyday plumbing leaks such as those from your faucets, sinks, toilets, and other fixtures.

Fix Your Plumbing Leaks and Stop New Ones from Forming

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling

At Kowalski, we have a design mindset, so kitchen and bathroom remodels are among our favorite projects to take on. We believe that your plumbing needs to perform superbly, plus look fantastic and integrate well into your space.

We offer remodeling services to make Pittsburgh’s kitchens and bathrooms places of beauty, comfort, and craftsmanship.

Why a Plumber for Your Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel?

Your general contractor may be great (we know many of them in Pittsburgh!), but a remodeling project is filled with critical plumbing decisions and tasks. These belong in the hands of a master plumber, who can partner with your contractor for the best results.

Kowalski is the plumbing expert you need. Here are the reasons to work with us for your remodeling project:

To Minimize Surprises

We’ll help you determine whether the plumbing in your home supports a remodel before you make huge purchases or start opening walls.

To Develop a Workable Design

We’ll guide you in the footprint, materials, fixtures, brands, and new technologies that will look gorgeous and work well in your space.

To Upgrade Your Plumbing System

A remodel may require repiping. Attaching new fixtures to outdated plumbing only sets you up for more repairs too soon.

To Make Big Changes

If you’re swapping fixture locations or types (like a tub for a shower or vice versa), you need a plan, site preparation, and workmanship from a professional.

To Ensure Your Safety

We maneuver heavy fixtures, manage water shutoff and pressurization, implement proper venting, and ensure everything is up to code.

To Keep Things Clean

Remodels often involve waste and sewer lines. You won’t regret leaving these lines to the professionals.

To Lower Your Costs

An expert plumbing installation that's custom tailored for your home will perform better, and save you money, over the long run.

To Make Smaller Remodels Convenient

We work with carpenters and other pros to complete smaller remodeling jobs from start to finish. This saves you the hassle of coordinating multiple contractors.

Outfit Your New Kitchen or Bathroom with the Pittsburgh’s Most Well-Designed Plumbing

Heating and Conditioning Your Water

Beyond ensuring that your water flows securely and drains well, Kowalski helps you improve its quality for a healthier and more comfortable home.

Water Heaters

Get the perfect supply of hot water for your home and family. We install and replace all types and sizes of hot water heaters, plus customize and secure their fittings.

On-Demand Hot Water

Equip your home with endless hot water. We install and maintain tankless systems that heat water only when you need it. On-demand hot water is not only convenient but energy efficient - and increasingly affordable.

Water Filtration Systems

Remove the impurities from your water so you can enjoy safer drinking and cooking, a better-preserved plumbing system, and fewer clogs and leaks. We install whole-home water filtration systems and can help you determine if one is right for you.

Water Softeners

Eliminate the chemicals in your water that corrode pipes, cause appliance wear and tear, and dry your skin. We install whole-home water softeners that protect your plumbing, health, and wallet from the effects of hard water.

Sewer, Gas, and Water Line Services

Your sewer, gas, and water lines are the arteries and veins of your home. They carry staggering amounts of critical cargo to your house and away from it.

And they’re mostly underground, subject to shifting soil, encroaching roots, and pressure over time.

Kowalski expertly repairs and replaces sewer, gas, and water lines, whether yours are suffering from typical wear and tear – like cracks and corrosion – to full-on collapse.

If you are having an emergency with a sewer, gas, or water line, such as an overflow, severe backup, gas leak, or burst pipes:
Call us at 724.745.7404 or 412.952.5923

Do You Need Sewer, Gas, or Water Line Repair?

Don’t wait for an emergency to service your supply or drainage lines. Instead, pay attention to the signs that they may need repair or replacement:

Signs of Sewer Line Damage

• Water backup, especially if using one fixture produces backup in another
• Foul odors in your home
• Slow or gurgling drains
• Extra lush or extra soggy grass in particular areas
• Cracked foundation
• Pest or mold invasion

Signs of Gas Line Damage

• Sulfur or rotten egg odor
• Hissing sound
• Fog or mist around your house
• Poor performance from gas-powered appliances
• Suddenly high energy bills or dying plants
• Headaches, nausea, fatigue, or other ongoing physical symptoms without a known cause

Signs of Water Line Damage

• Puddling water on the floor or under sinks
• Discolored water
• Bubbling, whistling, banging, or gurgling noises coming from pipes
• Low water pressure or volume
• Suddenly high water bills
• Spots on the walls or ceiling
• Mold or mildew in your home

Sewer, Gas, and Water Line Services We Offer

Line Inspection

We fully inspect the vast network of pipes, valves, and connections running to, from, and within your home. We’ll find the source of any issues you’re having, and discover potential problems before they start.

Pipe Installation and Repiping

We design and install new piping systems, re-route existing ones, and make any pipe repairs necessary – all with long-lasting materials of the highest quality.

Leak Repair and Clog Removal

We have years of experience in finding even the most hidden leaks and buried clogs, and using the least invasive techniques necessary to clear and restore your lines.

Excavation

When digging is warranted, Kowalski excavates sewer, gas, and water lines in the safest, most efficient, and least disruptive way possible. We’re experts on external and interior access excavation, and will fix or upgrade your lines with speed and excellence.

Give Yourself Better Water.

You’re not stuck with whatever happens to be coming out of your faucet right now. Let Kowalski help.