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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The Best Way to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

The Best Way to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances


Keeping your stainless-steel appliances shiny and clean takes a little bit of work. To remove fingerprints, food splatter, grease and more from your kitchen’s metal surfaces it’s recommended you use some specific cleaning products. This blog is a complete guide on how to clean stainless steel the correct way to preserve its finish and keep that like-new look.

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Plumbing News Round Up: February 2021 | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Plumbing News Round Up: February 2021


The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. New insights, techniques, businesses, and more influence the way that the industry functions. That’s why we’re sharing this month’s plumbing news roundup.

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How to: install a dishwasher | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How To: Install a Dishwasher


Unlike your normal plug-in appliances, a dishwasher must be hardwired and hooked up to your plumbing. But, if you’re up for the challenge of installing it yourself to save some money, keep on reading.

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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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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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