Save on Your Water Bill | Terry's Plumbing

How to Save Money on Your Water Bill

Did you know? Each person in the U.S. uses about 80 to 100 gallons of water every day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Between showers and dishes, laundry and watering the lawn, there’s almost always a water source in the “on” position. All of this leads to one thing: higher water bills. Instead of getting hit with major sticker shock when the bill arrives each month, consider making a few changes for more efficient water use. Our tips will show you how to reduce water usage, save money on your water bill and preserve your peace of mind. 

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Seasonal Preventive Home Maintenance | Terry's Plumbing

Seasonal Preventive Home Maintenance

We’re well into summer at this point, and you’re probably starting to tackle some of the bigger preventive home maintenance chores. We’ve created a guide of things to cross off your to-do list before the end of summer. Follow these tips for better home efficiency now through winter.  

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How and when to Water Your Lawn | Terry's Plumbing

How and When to Water Your Lawn

Lush, green grass adds curb appeal to your home and absorbs the wear and tear of everyday summertime activity, so you want to take care of it. Aside from weekly mowing, your lawn requires maintenance, including consistent watering. Check out a few tips on how and when to water your lawn for best overall grass health and longevity. 

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Summertime Bathroom Decor | Terry's Plumbing

Summertime Bathroom Décor

For many, the bathroom is a quiet retreat to destress from the ups and downs of everyday life. You come home from work, pour a glass of wine, and soak in the tub. What could be more peaceful? Maybe a day at the beach…Or perhaps you could have both! Check out a few ways to incorporate summertime bathroom décor to create a relaxing oasis in your very own bathroom. 

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Best Places to Swim in Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Best Places to Swim in Pittsburgh

Summer is upon us, bringing thoughts of cookouts, cocktails and outdoor play. But what about when you just need to beat the heat? Splish-splash in some of the best places to swim in Pittsburgh! The area is home to more than its fair share of watery retreats that are just the ticket to relaxation.

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Mothers Day DIY Plumbing | Super Terry Pittsburgh

Mother’s Day DIY Plumbing Fixes to Surprise Mom

Struggling with what to get mom for Mother’s Day? How can you still celebrate her on Mother’s Day without buying another useless present? Well, we think a few plumbing fixes could be the perfect treat for her. Many people have a list of things that need to be done, things that just aren’t quite bad enough to call a plumber, but at the same time are annoying or inconvenient. Try these easy Mother’s Day DIY plumbing projects to really show mom you love her. 

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Wash Off Mud | Terry's Plumbing Blog

Wash Off Mud Without Ruining Your Plumbing

With spring comes mud, and lots of it. You know you don’t want to track it all through your house. But you don’t want to wash it down your drain either! Learn how to wash off mud and other debris without ruining your home’s plumbing in the process.

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Common Plumbing Myths

There are plenty of myths associated with plumbing. Whether urban legends or just plain lies, most of these stories are total bunk. We’ll dispel a few of them below. Who knows, it might just be the perfect small talk around the holiday dinner table. Do Toilets Flush the Other Way in Australia? This is an oldie but a goodie. A lot of people think that toilets flush in the opposite direction in the southern hemisphere. It’s believed that toilets in the northern hemisphere flush counterclockwise, while southern hemisphere toilets flush counterclockwise! This myth has to do with something called the […]

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Plumbing Tools Every Home Should Have

Even if you’re not the handiest person around, maintaining a small toolbox is a good idea. Some jobs can be done in minutes if you have the right tools for the job. At the very least, you can mitigate the issue until a professional arrives. This is especially true for plumbing-related issues. Having some of these specialized tools could very well help you keep things shipshape in your home. Pipe Wrench The classic plumber’s tool, a pipe wrench is a fairly large and heavy piece of equipment, but it’s well worth lugging around. The pipe wrench is typically used for […]

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Pet-Proofing Your Plumbing

We all love our fur babies. They’re part of the family, after all. However, every pet owner knows their furry friends come with some unique challenges. Hair, unexpected messes and chewed up household items are all part of the pet experience. Yet, one aspect of your home you might be overlooking is your plumbing. We’re not just talking about dogs drinking from the toilet or your cat jumping in the shower. Let’s explore some ways to make your pets more plumbing-friendly. Wash Your Pets Outside If your pet sheds, you know that hair gets just about everywhere. It should come […]

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