The Importance of a Safety Shut off Valve | terrys plumbing

The Importance of a Safety Shut off Valve

There are a few areas of a home plumbing system that are vital for homeowners to know and be aware of, and perhaps the single most important example is the main water shut-off valve. Likely your first course of action in many cases of plumbing emergencies, the main water shut-off valve has helped numerous homeowners avoid major plumbing disasters in their homes, and might do the same for you. In this blog we cover where the valve may be, and why you should have one in case of emergencies.

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The Dangers of Raw Sewage Exposure | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

The Dangers of Raw Sewage Exposure

It’s easy to take your home’s sewer lines for granted. When you flush the toilet, drain a bath, or run the garbage disposal, the water and waste disappear down the drain, never to be seen again. But it wasn’t always like this. Thanks to the evolution of sewer systems, sanitation problems are no longer a major concern. However, long-term ignorance can cause clogging and overflow–resulting in exposure. Just because we don’t see sewage flowing on the streets, it doesn’t mean there isn’t potential for us to be exposed. In this blog, we cover possible sources of exposure, illnesses that can […]

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Hydro Jetting: Is it for You? | Terrys Plumbing | Pittsburgh

Hydro Jetting: Is it for You?

When it comes to clogged pipes, hydro-jetting is the 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 does the hydro-jetting process work? Is it right for your situation? Continue reading this article for all the information you need!

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How to Fix a Sweating Toilet | Terry's Plumbing

How to Fix a Sweating Toilet

A sweating toilet is more than a nuisance. Water from the toilet drips onto the floor and can ruin your beautiful bathroom floor and subfloor in no time. But, why does your toilet sweat in the first place?  And what preventative measures can you take to stop it? The answers to these two important questions are covered in the article below!

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

Plumbing News Roundup: November 2021

The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. This month, American water launched a new partnership, released their annual report, and Rinnai America Corp opened a new manufacturing plant. Keep on reading for more details.

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Which Toilet Seat is Best for You? | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

Which Toilet Seat is Best for You?

Most toilet seats don’t have that big of a job to do–they open, they close and that’s about it. Yet, choosing the right one can have an influence on your experience every time you go to the bathroom. Choosing the right one may seem easy, but you may be surprised at just how varied your options are. This blog will break down all the information you need to know to make an informed buying decision the next time you need a new toilet seat.

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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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