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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6 Hacks to Maximize Bathroom Storage Space | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

6 Hacks to Maximize Bathroom Storage Space


Do you fantasize about having a bathroom space that can be your personal refuge from the hustle and bustle of life? But instead, you’ve got a bathroom cluttered with toiletries and towels–which means you need more storage space. In this blog, we share 6 hacks to help you maximize your bathroom space.

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Bathroom Ventilation 101 | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Bathroom Ventilation 101


Your bathroom is the wettest room in your home. With major moisture comes potential problems like mold, mildew, peeling paint and funky smells. Luckily proper ventilation can keep humidity and its resulting issues at bay. Follow the dos and don’ts below to prevent excessive moisture buildup in your bathroom.

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Removing Soap and Streaks from Shower Doors | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

Removing Soap and Streaks from Shower Doors


It’s always challenging to get those glass shower doors clean and free of hard water stains and soap scum. Luckily, in this blog we teach you a couple different ways to effectively clean your shower doors. So, say goodbye to streaks and soap scum and hello to crystal clear shower doors!

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DIY Facelift or your tub | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

DIY Facelift for your Tub


Often times the focal point of a full bathroom is the tub – which is expected to be pristine and gleaming. If yours is chipped, scratched, or sporting an old-fashioned color there’s a simple solution.  Spare yourself the bother and expense of ripping it out and replacing it by painting it.

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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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What to do About a Leaking Shower Head | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

What to do About a Leaking Shower Head


Is your shower head constantly drip, drip, dripping even when it’s off? Or is water leaking from your shower head connecters every time you fire up the shower? Sounds like it’s time for some TLC.

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How To: Replace a Toilet Flange | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How To: Replace a Toilet Flange


Dampness around the base of your toilet means it might be time to replace the flange. Luckily, this common plumbing repair is easy for handy homeowners to fix. Here is a step by step guide on how to do it.

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The Best Septic Tank Treatments


It’s easy to forget about your septic tank, which means it’s just as easy to forget about its routine maintenance. You rely on your septic system every day, so if maintenance is forgotten you could end up with a smelly mess on your hands. 

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