Cleaning your Whirlpool Tub | Terry's Plumbing

Cleaning your Whirlpool Tub


When you’ve had a long, hard day, there’s nothing better than relaxing and unwinding in a whirlpool tub. However, it isn’t such a pleasant experience if you find little black bits floating in your bath water, or an unappealing soap scum ring around the edge of your tub. Knowing how to clean your whirlpool tub is pretty important if you’re going to invest in one, but luckily the process isn’t complicated. In this article, we’ll cover how often you should be cleaning your tub, and give you a step-by-step guide.

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How to: Installing Heated Bathroom Floors | Terrys Plumbing

How to: Installing Heated Bathroom Floors


Walking on a cold bathroom floor is a harsh way to start the morning. While most people avoid cold feet by covering bathroom floors with enormous mats, radiant heating is a great way to keep the floor warm while increasing your home’s energy efficiency. Here is a quick guide on how to install heated bathroom flooring in your home without breaking your budget.

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5 Advantages of a Heated Toilet Seat | Terrys Plumbing

5 Advantages of a Heated Toilet Seat


Among the many favorable additions to a modern bathroom is a heated toilet seat. These seats have been around for a long time and they are gaining popularity. Listed below are some of the often-overlooked advantages of a heated toilet seat.

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Reasons why your shower is squealing | Terry's Plumbing

Reasons why your Shower is Squealing


Whether you like hot or cold, a nice shower at the end (or beginning) of a long day is a key zen moment for many of us. That is, as long as your shower isn’t screeching in your ears. If you can hear your shower squealing, it’s probably in need of some TLC. In this blog, we cover 5 reasons your shower is squealing. Read on to learn more about this pesky problem and what you can do about it. 

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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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Plumbing 101: What is Rough-In Plumbing? | Pittsburgh | Terrys plumbing

Plumbing 101: What is Rough-In Plumbing?


When planning construction, the plumbing rough-in will be a critical component of the beginning portion of the building. The rough-in process requires careful planning and expert installation of the plumbing lines that connect newly constructed homes with the rest of the area’s supply and waste systems. In this blog, we cover rough-in vs finished plumbing and we discuss why it’s important to give plumbers the necessary time for a proper installation.

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Well Water Pros, Cons and More | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Well Water Pros, Cons and More


The typical residential well is an amazing resource and can produce excellent quality water with minimal servicing. Most wells can operate for many years without maintenance. However, homeowners sometimes don’t realize that their water well requires service and routine maintenance until it is too late. The effect that well water can have on our pipes is something that is greatly overlooked. In this blog we cover how a well works, pros and cons, and common issues you may run into. For more information keep on reading!

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The Best Ways to Remove Rust from your Tub or Sink | Terry's Plumbing

The Best Ways to Remove Rust from your Tub or Sink


Rust stains are unsightly and can make a clean sink or tub appear neglected and dirty. If you’ve tried in the past to remove these stains and haven’t been successful, you may think they are there to stay. But, with these tips and tricks rust stains can become a thing of the past. Read on for tips on rust stain removal using a variety of DIY and commercial cleaners.

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Cleaning 101: Getting Rid of Drain Flies | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Cleaning 101: Getting Rid of Drain Flies


Drain flies live in drains, sewers, septic tanks, and soil contaminated with sewage. They feed on the organic matter within pipes and, if given just the chance, will come into your home through access points like kitchen sinks and shower drains. They’re harmless and won’t bite or sting, but since they arrive in large numbers, they can be quite a nuisance. When you see pests like these in your house, your first reaction is disgust, quickly followed by the question “how do I get rid of these things?” So, here’s how to treat and prevent a drain fly infestation.

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Why is there Sewage in your Bathtub? | Pittsburgh | Terry's plumbing

Why is there Sewage in your Bathtub?


If you’ve been looking forward to a nice, relaxing hot shower or bath after a long day of work, the last thing you want to see is sewage backing up in your bathtub. Not only is it gross, it means that there’s something wrong with your plumbing. In this blog we cover why it happens and what you can do to fix it.

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