The Best Christmas Present Is A Flush


The holidays are coming! Are you expecting guests? The toilets are one of the most important fixtures in your home when guests come to stay. Keeping your toilets in good condition over the holidays can help ensure that your holiday will be a success.    Know What You Can and Can’t Flush The only things you can safely flush down your toilet include human waste, water, and toilet paper. It’s important to avoid flushing anything that could cause a clog or a backup. Food Tampons Kitty litter Diapers Wipes Hair Even products that are labeled “flushable” (like wipes) are bad […]

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Keeping A Flow This Holiday Season


The holidays will be here soon! Are you expecting overnight guests? If so, you can anticipate a lot of extra flushing, showering and sink usage at your house. It’s important to keep your plumbing functioning normally through this busy and exciting season. Keeping your drains clear and maintaining your plumbing can help you avoid holiday disasters. These tips will help. Clean Your Drains Regularly Cleaning your drains regularly can help prevent clogs and other drainage problems. our in baking soda and vinegar and let the mixture sit for several hours before flushing with hot water. Do this on a regular […]

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Increase The Water Pressure In Your Shower


Low water pressure can make your showering experience unpleasant and slow. Most of the time, there’s simple fix for this problem. These tips will help you troubleshoot your shower performance and increase your water pressure. Remove Buildup Buildup on or in the shower head will reduce your water pressure over time. To remove buildup, unscrew the shower head from the pipe. Check the filter screen for sediment and buildup. This may involve deconstructing your shower head. To learn how to do this, check the owner’s manual. You can use a toothpick, or a toothbrush (one you don’t use for teeth), […]

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Prevent Plumbing Nightmares – Halloween Plumbing Tips


What’s scarier than a spooky ghost this Halloween? Plumbing problems! Fortunately, there are many things you can do to prevent and treat clogs. What Causes Clogs? Clogs happen for a variety of reasons. In the plumbing inside the house, clogs occur because of buildups of hair, soap scum, grease, fats, and oils. Outside the house, clogs can occur when tree roots invade the main line, when the sewers collapse, or when a buildup of scum and oil collects in the pipes. Most of these problems are preventable.   Clog Prevention Techniques There are many things you can do to prevent […]

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Choosing the Right Whirlpool Bathtub


Choosing the right whirlpool bathtub can be far more complicated than choosing a normal bathtub. While bathrooms are often designed to hold bathtubs, they’re not often designed to hold whirlpool tubs. Buying a whirlpool can involve a complete bathroom remodel. Fitting the jetted tub to your bathroom can help you avoid a costly and unnecessary remodel. Measure the Space Before you begin to look for a jetted bathtub in a store, measure the space where the bathtub will be installed. Measure the total space including the area where walls or other fixtures will be knocked out. Once you know how […]

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What To Do When Your Toilet Is Overflowing


People tend to experience a moment of panic when their toilet begins to overflow. Knowing how to stop a toilet from overflowing can help prevent a disgusting mess in your bathroom. It’s also important to know how to plunge your toilet and avoid toilet clogs in the future. At Terry’s Plumbing, we can help you with all three issues. What To Do When The Toilet Overflows When your toilet overflows, the first course of action is to stop the water. There are three logical ways to do this. Close the flapper inside the toilet tank. Remove the lid to your […]

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How Do I Go About Choosing A Toilet?


Whether you’re remodeling your bathroom or replacing an old toilet, it’s important to pick the right fixture for your needs. While many homeowners assume that all toilets are the same, this could not be further from the truth. There are many different toilets on the market, spanning a range of styles. In this post, we’ll discuss the many factors that you’ll have to consider when choosing a toilet for your home. Pick a Style Residential toilets come in a variety of styles. The type of toilet you choose may depend on a variety of factors including personal preferences, size of the bathroom, […]

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How Can I Prevent Clogged Drains?


Clogged drains can slow down your day, make showering and washing dishes difficult and can even be embarrassing when you have company. Preventing clogged drains is important for any homeowner who wants to protect their investment and their property. What causes clogged drains? Clogged drains can be caused by a variety of different problems. Before you can fix your home’s clogged drains, you must first understand what causes drains to become clogged. Some of the worst clogged drains are caused by: Fats and oils: Fats and oils congeal in the drains, causing backups and clogged sewer lines. In extreme cases, fats […]

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Why Is My Toilet Running?


A broken toilet can be a big problem, especially if your home has only one bathroom. Luckily, most toilet problems are easy to fix. If your toilet is constantly running, these solutions may help you get your toilet back in working order. Your Toilet: A Quick Tutorial A toilet may run for many reasons, and the only way to fix the problem is to identify the cause. Knowing the way your toilet works can help. When you flush your toilet, a chain pulls up the flapper at the bottom of the tank. The flapper is a piece of rubber that […]

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Bathroom Fixtures Styles and Trends


Do you know what can be found in the most modern and beautiful bathrooms? We do! At Terry’s Plumbing we see new, cool bathroom features everyday. Below are some of the most commonplace trends that we have noticed in bathrooms across Pittsburgh. These bathroom features are making their way into bathrooms all over your neighborhood, and may be coming soon to your own home! Small Scale Luxury Big bathrooms were the hit just a few years ago, but in recent years many homeowners have strived to make their bathrooms smaller and more efficient. This trend is a part of a larger movement to make spaces […]

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