Tying Into an Existing Drain Line | Terrys Plumbing

Tying Into an Existing Drain Line


Before adding an outlet for a new faucet or other plumbing fixture, there’s a 90% chance you’ll have to tap into an existing water line. For a home with PVC plumbing, this is a simple task requiring only a few tools and some plumbing supplies. Once you locate a convenient pipe to tap into, adding a fitting for a new line takes only a few minutes. There are a couple of simple steps to follow to be sure you successfully complete the job. In this blog, we cover those simple steps, and we also go over the basic items that […]

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Plumbing News Roundup: March 2022 | Pittsburgh | Terrys plumbing

Plumbing News Roundup: April 2022


The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. This month, NJAW lifted the mandatory boil water advisory in New Jersey, low-income housing in New York is set to receive upgrades, and some states are getting shorted on funds for lead pipe removal. Keep on reading our news roundup for more details.

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Plumbing Smoke Test: What is it and how does it work? | Terrys Plumbing

Plumbing Smoke Test: What is it and how does it work?


One of the worst experiences you can have is coming home to an unknown, foul-smelling odor. What’s even more frustrating is trying to locate the source of it.  If you suspect it may be coming from your sewage line or piping, finding the source is almost impossible. This is where smoke testing services begin to shine. In this blog, we go over what a plumbing smoke test is and how it works to your benefit.

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Plumbing 101: RV Systems | Terry's Plumbing

Plumbing 101: RV Systems


RVs are great for exploring the world and living on the go. But the RV plumbing or water system can be a hassle to deal with when it breaks. The best way to avoid these problems is to know how these systems work and the best ways to maintain them. What is an RV Plumbing System? RV Plumbing uses a pump to move the water through the RV, and it also has a holding tank for waste materials. The goal of RV plumbing is to move freshwater from the holding tanks to the sink, shower, toilet, and other fixtures inside […]

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Home Plumbing Maintenance Checklist | Terry's Plumbing

Home Plumbing Maintenance Checklist


Maintaining your home’s plumbing can be a daunting task, but a little preventive maintenance can save water, money, property damage, and countless headaches later. It can be hard to know what to do and when, so we’ve provided this checklist to help you plan how to prevent plumbing disasters both inside and outside of your home.

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Plumbing News Roundup: March 2022 | Terrys plumbing

Plumbing News Roundup: March 2022


The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. This month, the federal government plans to replace lead pipes in New England, LPG announces record growth, the global water heaters market is set to grow, and the PHCC Educational Foundation awards scholarships to apprentices. Keep on reading our news roundup for more details.

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Plumbing 101: How to Hide Pedestal Sink Plumbing | Terrys plumbing

Plumbing 101: How to Hide Pedestal Sink Plumbing


Pedestal sinks are a space saver that can add an elegant touch to any bathroom. The downside is that they can also show off the plumbing that snakes beneath the sink bowl, and this is not a pretty sight. There are a few ways to hide the pedestal sink plumbing or other unsightly obstructions–continue reading for tips and tricks.

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Plumbing 101: Mobile Homes | Terry's plumbing

Plumbing 101: Mobile Homes


Mobile home plumbing is a bit different than plumbing in a site-built home. This article will help you learn how mobile home plumbing differs from a site-built home, and, of course, the most common mobile home plumbing issues you need to be on the lookout for.

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The Benefits of a Water Softener | Terrys Plumbing

The Benefits of a Water Softener


In its purest form, water is nothing but H2O. However, the water flowing from your tap is not pure. Because water is a solvent, it picks up minerals as it runs down streams, over rocks, and through the ground on its way to water treatment plants. Even after being treated, tap water still contains minerals like magnesium and calcium. The more of these minerals that are found in the water, the “harder” it is. You can tell you have hard water if you notice limescale buildup in your tub, on your dishes, and in your coffee pot. Of course, scale […]

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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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