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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Plumbing News Roundup: December 2021 | Terry's Plumbing

Plumbing News Roundup: December 2021


The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. This month, Delta launches its workstation collection and Voice IQ technology, the NKBA releases their newest Kitchen and Bath Market Index, and we discuss everything you need to know about solar water heaters. Keep on reading for more details.

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How to Winterize your Swimming Pool | Pittsburgh | Terry's plumbing

How to Winterize your Swimming Pool


Nothing beats the convenience of having a private pool in your own backyard. But learning how to winterize a pool is crucial to ownership. Opening a pool that was properly cleaned and balanced is much quicker and easier than opening one that was improperly closed. If you’re looking for instructions on how to clean and winterize your pool, then keep on reading!

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Plumbing News Roundup: October 2021 | Terry's Plumbing

Plumbing News Roundup: October 2021


The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. This month, Kyle Thompson joins PMI, stock tanks are the new plunge pools, RIDGID hosts a career exploration program, and SJE-Rhombus releases their new alarm system. Keep on reading for more details. Kyle Thompson joins PMI as technical director Kyle Thompson was named the new technical director at Plumbing Manufacturers International. Thompson comes from PMI member IAPMO, where he spent more than 10 years working as a standards development engineer. Before joining IAPMO, Thompson worked for a solar design and installation company while working on his degree in mechanical engineering from California State Polytechnic […]

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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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Plumbing News Roundup: September 2021 | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Plumbing News Roundup: September 2021


The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. This month, ESPIRT keeps water features running, Jobber gives grants to small businesses, Pfister launches a docuseries, designers talk about what’s new in plumbing, and we are on our way to carbon-free water heaters and boilers. Keep on reading for more details.

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How to Disaster-Proof your Home | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How to Disaster-Proof your Home


Sure, cleaning your gutters or installing a French drain may not seem like heroic tasks, but when mother nature is doing her worst, those tasks are your home’s armor. So, suit up and get ready to prepare your home for disasters like water damage, power outages, and fires.

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How to Prevent Water Damage | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How to Prevent Water Damage


Prevention is a whole lot cheaper than repairs. Water damage is the number one culprit that weakens your home’s foundation. When water damage hits your home’s foundation, over time it can cause structural damage. Damp wood is also inviting to termites, carpenter ants, mold and mildew. In this blog, we cover 3 simple strategies for preventing water damage. With these strategies you can have peace of mind the next time a storm hits.

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Tips for Creating a Functional Outdoor Kitchen | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Tips for Creating a Functional Outdoor Kitchen


To create a functional outdoor kitchen space, you need materials that are strong and durable enough to take on the elements and withstand the test of time. Within this article are tips and tricks that could come in handy during your building process.

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