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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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How to Disaster-Proof your Home | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How to Disaster-Proof your Home


Sure, cleaning your gutters or installing a French drain may not seem like heroic tasks, but when mother nature is doing her worst, those tasks are your home’s armor. So, suit up and get ready to prepare your home for disasters like water damage, power outages, and fires.

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Home Buying: Is Your Potential Home a Flood Risk? | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Home Buying: Is Your Potential Home a Flood Risk?


You’ve found the perfect home–beautiful kitchen, the right number of bathrooms, and a big, beautiful fenced in yard. And then someone mentions a case of flooding in the area. You start to wonder, could my dream home be at risk for flood damage? The fact is home buyers need to pay attention to their flood risk and the need for flood control. Which is why in this article we give you pointers on how to assess a home’s flood risk and who to ask for more information.

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Kitchen Materials to Never use During a Remodel | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

Materials to Never use During a Kitchen Remodel


Ready to remodel your old kitchen? Picking the right materials is easy if you do your homework and there are amazing products out there. When remodeling you’re going to be looking at price point, sanitation, durability and maintenance. This means you must resist the temptation to buy the cheapest or shiniest materials available and go for durable options that can stand up to regular abuse. Keeping those features in mind, here are some materials to avoid during your next kitchen project.

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

Plumbing News Roundup: August 2021


The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. This month, we discuss inflation, bidets are becoming the new standard, Milwaukee Tools is expanding and Waterless CO. earns their national green building certification. Keep on reading for more details.

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Unclogging Gutters the Right Way | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

Unclogging Gutters the Right Way


During a bad storm, a clogged gutter sends a cascade of water down the side of your home, causing damage to your home’s foundation. Cleaning gutters and making sure they are free of leaves and debris will help prevent damage. This is easy for the average DIYer to do, however if you find yourself asking how often should I do it? And what’s the process like? Well, this blog has the answers for you! In this article, we give you the answers to the most commonly asked questions about cleaning gutters.

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