How to Repair a Leaking Sink

How to Repair a Leaking Sink

Leaking water under the sink can be caused by a number of problems. At Terry’s Plumbing, we encounter leaks under the sink all the time, but find that the reasons behind these problems can be varied. In this post, we’ll cover some of the most common causes of water leakage under the sink and suggest solutions that can help.

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Debunking Garbage Disposal Cleaning Trends | Terrys plumbing

Debunking Garbage Disposal Cleaning Trends

Finding a fast, easy way to clean your garbage disposal might seem like a dream come true, but hacks claiming to leave your system like new can end up doing more harm than good. Before you head to TikTok or YouTube for a crash course in cleaning your garbage disposal, you might want to read up on why plumbing professionals advise against using these methods and what you can do instead to get your system squeaky clean!

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Bottled Water vs Tap Water: Which is Safer? | Terrys Plumbing

Bottled Water vs Tap Water: Which is Safer?

Water is essential to both our survival and health, but what is the best way to drink it? Bottled water has become more popular these past few years due to its convenience and better taste. In fact, according to, in the United States, each person drinks approximately 30 gallons of bottled water per year. However, many people are concerned about bottled water’s possible environmental and health impacts. So, here’s the million-dollar question: is bottled water or tap water better? In this blog, we discuss the pros and cons of both to help you decide which to drink.

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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 Smart Kitchen Appliances of 2021 | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

The Best Smart Kitchen Appliances of 2021

As technology continues to advance, we get what seems like a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Jetson. As a result, even the most basic appliances we use on a day-to-day basis have become more advanced. In this blog we showcase some of the coolest smart kitchen devices and appliances you can purchase today.

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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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Kitchen Materials to Never use During a Remodel | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

Materials to Never use During a Kitchen Remodel

Ready to remodel your old kitchen? Picking the right materials is easy if you do your homework and there are amazing products out there. When remodeling you’re going to be looking at price point, sanitation, durability and maintenance. This means you must resist the temptation to buy the cheapest or shiniest materials available and go for durable options that can stand up to regular abuse. Keeping those features in mind, here are some materials to avoid during your next kitchen project.

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