Types Of Plumbing Systems

Types Of Plumbing Systems

Most people are aware that any home or building’s plumbing serves two major functions. Those functions are to bring water in and then to remove it away from the property. Which means, your home plumbing system has more than just one system.  While it might seem like there are only two plumbing systems in any building, there are three that work together to give us a functional plumbing system. The three plumbing systems, including the potable, sanitary, and stormwater drainage. But what do each of these do? Let’s take a look at what the three types of plumbing systems do […]

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Different Pipe types for Pool Plumbing Systems | Terry's Plumbing

Different Pipe types for Pool Plumbing Systems

Pools are a great addition to any home. Currently, there are millions of residential pools in America alone and more are being added every year. The right piping is essential for the successful installation and construction of these pools. If you are considering an inground pool installation, it’s natural to have questions about the correct materials to use for this process. In this blog, we will cover the common types of pipes found in pool plumbing systems and determine which pipe will work best for you. Let’s dive in! Rigid PVC Pipe If rigid PVC pipe is being used to […]

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Plumbing 101: RV Systems | Terry's Plumbing

Plumbing 101: RV Systems

RVs are great for exploring the world and living on the go. But the RV plumbing or water system can be a hassle to deal with when it breaks. The best way to avoid these problems is to know how these systems work and the best ways to maintain them. What is an RV Plumbing System? RV Plumbing uses a pump to move the water through the RV, and it also has a holding tank for waste materials. The goal of RV plumbing is to move freshwater from the holding tanks to the sink, shower, toilet, and other fixtures inside […]

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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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The Process of a Sewer line Repair | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

The Process of a Sewer line Repair

Intact sewer and water lines are essential to a clean and comfortable home. A sewer line backup or leak can be frustrating to deal with as a homeowner. Along with the unpleasant smell and messy cleanup of a compromised sewer pipe, it can be difficult to pinpoint the root cause of your sewage problem. Read on to learn what signs you should look out for and how sewer lines are replaced.

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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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How a Sewer Camera Inspection Works | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How a Sewer Camera Inspection Works

If you’ve done any research on sewer line problems, you’ve probably seen something about “sewer cameras” or “video pipe inspections.” Plumbers use this technique when diagnosing backups or damage, so it’s wise for homeowners to know what sewer camera inspections are and what they’re used for should a problem ever arise. Lucky for you, this is exactly what we cover in this blog!

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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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