Home Buying: Is Your Potential Home a Flood Risk? | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Home Buying: Is Your Potential Home a Flood Risk?


You’ve found the perfect home–beautiful kitchen, the right number of bathrooms, and a big, beautiful fenced in yard. And then someone mentions a case of flooding in the area. You start to wonder, could my dream home be at risk for flood damage? The fact is home buyers need to pay attention to their flood risk and the need for flood control. Which is why in this article we give you pointers on how to assess a home’s flood risk and who to ask for more information.

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Cleaning your Dryer Vent: 6 Mistakes to Avoid | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Cleaning your Dryer Vent: 6 Mistakes to Avoid


Dryer fires are a very real and dangerous hazard that most often originate within the metal tube between your dryer and the wall. That is why you need to clean it out. Cleaning your vent will help your dryer run more efficiently and prevent your home from catching fire. Continue reading our new blog for more information on the 6 mistakes to avoid while cleaning out your dryer vent.

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Ho to relight a pilot light | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How to Relight a Pilot Light


Today most gas appliances have electric starters instead of pilot lights. However, if one morning you wake up to a shivering cold house or no hot water it’s wise to know how to relight your older appliance’s flames. Keep reading for the proper steps to take to relight pilot lights in a gas furnace and water heater.

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Preventing Mold from Growing in your Washing Machine | Pittsburgh | Terry's plumbing

Preventing Mold from Growing in your Washing Machine


Whether you have a top or front loader, new washing machine or old, mold will find its way into it. Though it seems ridiculous, a washing machine being dirty–it’s inevitable since they are the ideal environment for growing mold.

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The Best Auger for Every Clog | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

The Best Auger for Every Clog


When a clog happens do you have the right tool that can fix it? And no, we aren’t talking about a plunger. In this blog you’ll find a list of plumbing tools and an explanation of when to use each one.

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How to Thaw Frozen Pipes | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes


The hazards of winter are just beginning and that means frozen pipes are a definite possibility. Follow this guide to safely thaw frozen pipes and learn how to prevent them from freezing again!

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Preparing your Furnace for Winter | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Preparing your Furnace for Winter


Winter is coming, and before it arrives you must prepare your furnace. This blog tells you what to do to make sure your furnace is operating safely and efficiently.  

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4 plumbing tips for thanksgiving | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

4 Plumbing Tips for Thanksgiving


The day after Thanksgiving plumbers work hard to fix leaks, clogs and bursts. Here are 4 plumbing tips to take the load of the holiday season off your plumbing.

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Five Plumbing Gadgets Under $20 | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Five Plumbing Gadgets Under $20


In this blog we cover five tools under $20. These nifty plumbing gadgets make for great gifts for a friend, an avid DIYer or even for yourself.   (Image credit:  http://www.damienmcevoy.com/)

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How to use a drain snake | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How to use a Drain Snake


If cleaning the trap or plunging doesn’t clear a plumbing clog, your final weapon of choice before calling a professional is a drain snake. 

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