How to Clean your Sump Pump | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

How to Clean your Sump Pump


Is there something not quite right with your sump pump? Regular cleaning will keep your sump pump functioning properly, so it’s always prepared for when you need it most. Most models should be cleaned once a year, but be sure to check your manual for more detailed information. If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning it yourself, that’s okay! An expert can always do it for you, but either way you should familiarize yourself with the process.

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Things to Consider before Painting your Kitchen Cabinets | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Things to Consider before Painting your Kitchen Cabinets


If your kitchen needs a facelift but you’re on a strict budget, consider painting your kitchen cabinets. Cabinets cover the bulk of the wall space in a kitchen, so a fresh coat of paint or a new color can drastically alter their appearance. With that being said, potential project mishaps can produce imperfect results and waste your time and money. Therefore, you should do some planning before picking up that paintbrush. To achieve a pro-quality paint job on your kitchen cabinets, take these 5 things into consideration.

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Why Bleach and Other Cleaners don’t Mix | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Why Bleach and Other Cleaners don’t Mix


Bleach is a controversial cleaner when it comes to household use. With the impact it can have on our health and the environment, individuals have tried to decrease the amount of bleach they use. But here’s the thing, as long as you use it correctly there’s no reason to use it less. If you use bleach–or are thinking about using it–this blog covers a few things to keep in mind.

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Plumbing Emergency Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How Do I Know if it’s a Plumbing Emergency?


What’s that smell? And why is it getting stronger? Could it be…a plumbing emergency?! It seems like it’s coming from the basement… As you walk down the stairs, you notice the floor looks wet. You look down, and water is pooling. It’s covering your floors, seeping through the ground and spreading an odor throughout the house. Plumbing emergencies appear unexpectedly—and fast! But how do you know if it’s an actual emergency? Here are a few signs that you need to call in the professionals (ahem, Super Terry!):

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Bathroom Cleaning Checklist Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Bathroom Cleaning Checklist: Places You Don’t Clean Often


COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. Toilet paper is now as valuable as gold (don’t quote us on that). Clorox and Lysol wipes are stock piled in our closets. People have gone from not washing their hands to spending the full 20 seconds thoroughly cleaning them—and even creating memes about it. It’s also made us much more aware of the germs that lurk around us at all times. We know the usual culprits—toilet seats, the floors and garbage cans. But what about the things that you don’t think to clean as often as you should? That’s why we’re sharing […]

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Causes of Plumbing Odors | Terry's Plumbing

Causes of Plumbing Odors


Ew, that smell. It happens a lot—your water just plain stinks. The kitchen sink has suddenly become nauseating, or the toilet seems a bit funky lately. But you keep a clean home, so what could be the problem? Many causes of plumbing odors are beyond your control, but it’s helpful to know what to look for when problems crop up.

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Spring cleaning bathroom | Pittsburgh

Spring Cleaning Your Bathroom


It’s the time of year to freshen up the house, inside and out. While going through closets and other rooms may be more appealing, you can’t forget your bathroom this time of year!

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What is Hydro-Jetting?


When it comes to clogged pipes, hydro-jetting is nuclear option. After liquid uncloggers, plungers and snakes fail, it’s this process that will finally get things running again. The best part about hydro-jetting is, it not only unclogs your pipes, it cleans them as well. But how t does the hydro-jetting process work? Is it right for your situation? Hydro-Jetting is the Best Way to Unclog Pipes Just short of actually replacing your pipes, there’s no better way to unclog your pipes than with hydro-jetting. This process works best when it is done regularly. A yearly hydro-jetting service ensures your pipes […]

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How to Repair a Leaking Tub Faucet


A leaking tub faucet can be a frustrating, wasteful problem to have. Fortunately, if you’re a confident DIYer with the right tools, you can fix the problem without professional intervention. Replacing the faucet stem will usually do the trick. In this post, we’ll talk about the tools you need and the process for performing this task. Gather Your Tools To start, you’ll need: Screw driver Plumber’s wrench Rag Jar opener Stem wrench A stem wrench is a special tool that will help you remove the stem from the inside of the wall behind the faucet handles. A stem wrench is only necessary if the […]

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How to Remove and Replace a Bathtub


Removing and replacing a bathtub is not a DIY project that many homeowners would think to take on themselves. However, with the right tools and a capable helper, many people can complete this task without professional assistance. We’re posting this step-by-step tutorial on how to remove and replace a bathtub in hopes to help you with the process. Materials: Screwdriver Wrench Pry bar Safety goggles Ear protection Sledge hammer Utility knife Drywall saw Drill Screws Shims Level Plumber’s putty Note: Each bathtub and bathroom is different. To remove and install a bathtub in your bathroom, more materials than what is […]

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