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: January 2022 | Terrys Plumbing | Pittsburgh

Plumbing News Roundup: January 2022


The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. This month, ASPE welcomes WILO USA LLC to their sponsorship program, the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association funds an electric water heating project, the state of Pennsylvania opens a new water assistance program, AWE welcomes new directors to the board, and Uponor joins Plumbing Manufacturers International. Keep on reading for more details.

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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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How to Become a Plumber in Pennsylvania | Terrys Plumbing | Pittsburgh

How to Become a Plumber in Pennsylvania


Plumbers install, service and repair water and gas systems for homes, commercial buildings and industrial facilities. These tradesmen generally begin as apprentices, learning the required skills and techniques for several years before advancing in their position. After training is complete, in most states, the plumber must obtain a license. This usually requires experience and an examination. If you’re interested in how to become a licensed plumber in Pennsylvania, we’ve put together this quick guide to help you begin your journey.

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The Process of a Sewer line Repair | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

The Process of a Sewer line Repair


Intact sewer and water lines are essential to a clean and comfortable home. A sewer line backup or leak can be frustrating to deal with as a homeowner. Along with the unpleasant smell and messy cleanup of a compromised sewer pipe, it can be difficult to pinpoint the root cause of your sewage problem. Read on to learn what signs you should look out for and how sewer lines are replaced.

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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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Plumbing 101: What is Rough-In Plumbing? | Pittsburgh | Terrys plumbing

Plumbing 101: What is Rough-In Plumbing?


When planning construction, the plumbing rough-in will be a critical component of the beginning portion of the building. The rough-in process requires careful planning and expert installation of the plumbing lines that connect newly constructed homes with the rest of the area’s supply and waste systems. In this blog, we cover rough-in vs finished plumbing and we discuss why it’s important to give plumbers the necessary time for a proper installation.

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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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Well Water Pros, Cons and More | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Well Water Pros, Cons and More


The typical residential well is an amazing resource and can produce excellent quality water with minimal servicing. Most wells can operate for many years without maintenance. However, homeowners sometimes don’t realize that their water well requires service and routine maintenance until it is too late. The effect that well water can have on our pipes is something that is greatly overlooked. In this blog we cover how a well works, pros and cons, and common issues you may run into. For more information keep on reading!

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