Sump Pump Maintenance Anyone can Do

Sump Pump Maintenance Anyone can Do

Regular cleaning and maintenance will keep your sump pump functioning properly, so it’s always prepared for when you need it most. Most models should be cleaned once a year, but be sure to check your manual for more detailed information. If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning it yourself, that’s okay! An expert can always do it for you, but either way you should familiarize yourself with the process.

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Should your Home go Tankless? | Terrys Plumbing

Should your Home go Tankless?

Whether you’re purchasing your first home or moving somewhere new, you’ll want to address your water heater. If you’re looking to replace an older model or to purchase your first one after a catastrophe, don’t think you have to immediately commit to a traditional water heater. Tankless water heaters, comparatively, can save you money on your bills while quickly delivering hot water to your facets. If you’re having trouble making this big decision then keep on reading! This blog takes a look at the differences between traditional water heaters and their tankless counterparts.

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The Origin of the Pittsburgh Toilet | Terrys Plumbing

The Origin of the Pittsburgh Toilet

Most of us Pittsburghers already know about the Pittsburgh toilet. In fact, a lot of us probably currently have one in our homes. But, ask a newcomer to the Burgh about the unique Pittsburgh amenity and you’re likely to get a raised eyebrow or a confused look. Here’s the story of the Pittsburgh toilet.

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Reading and Understanding “Blueprints” | Terrys Plumbing | Pittsburgh

Reading and Understanding “Blueprints”

Blueprints provide a map for building a home. The symbols on the blueprints tell carpenters, plumbers and electricians all they need to know about the home’s design and building materials. Plumbing blueprints detail everything from the type and size of sinks to the location of gas lines, drains and vents. Most times, plumbers must take extensive courses to learn how to read all the details of a plumbing blueprint. In this blog we give a crash course on how to understand blueprints and different things to consider when reading them. What are Blueprints? Blueprints are 2-dimensional architectural design drawings that […]

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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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How a Sewer Camera Inspection Works | 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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