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, bestplumbersnews.com released their annual report, and Rinnai America Corp opened a new manufacturing plant. Keep on reading for more details.

Read more »
The Best Smart Kitchen Appliances of 2021 | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

The Best Smart Kitchen Appliances of 2021


As technology continues to advance, we get what seems like a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Jetson. As a result, even the most basic appliances we use on a day-to-day basis have become more advanced. In this blog we showcase some of the coolest smart kitchen devices and appliances you can purchase today.

Read more »
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!

Read more »
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.

Read more »
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.

Read more »
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 […]

Read more »
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.

Read more »
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.

Read more »
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.

Read more »
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.

Read more »