Protect Plumbing During Summer | Terry's Plumbing

Protect Your Plumbing During Summer Heat


Pipes might freeze in the winter, but they also crack and burst during the summertime. Let’s face it, between extensive water usage from hoses, pools and much more, we’re already asking a lot of our plumbing systems during this time of year. Summertime heat and humidity also combine to create a recipe for plumbing disasters. Let’s look at a few ways to protect plumbing during summer heat.  Clean the Air Conditioner Drains Is this an HVAC or plumbing problem? Both. Dirty air conditioner drains can have adverse health effects. While air conditioner drains are part of cooling systems, they’re essential […]

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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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Where are utility lines buried? Pittsburgh

Where are Utility Lines Buried? Find Out Before You Dig


As the weather warms up and the ground thaws, we start to think about those outdoor projects. Maybe you want to put in a garden, build a shed, install a new sewer line or update your gas lines. Any time your outdoor project is going to involve digging in your yard, you have to make sure to locate and avoid any and all utility lines. They aren’t always obvious, so make sure to be thorough. So, where are utility lines buried?

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How to tell if you need sewer line repairs | Plumber Pittsburgh

Don’t Let Sewer Line Repairs Ruin Your Summer BBQ


Summer is coming and we’re all getting excited. Soon we’ll be able to do more things outside and using our outdoor space to its fullest. Picnics, barbeques, gardening, games—you name it and it’s on our minds. However, it’s important to make sure your yard is ready for all that attention and traffic. We always have our minds on sewer line repairs and other plumbing related issues, so that’s where we start our focus.

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Benefits of French Drain Terry's Plumbing | Pittsburgh

Who Can Benefit from a French Drain?


Spring has officially sprung, and with all of that warm weather come April showers. For many of our homes and businesses, this sudden influx of water can lead to serious flooding and erosion issues. So, while you wait for those May flowers, discover if you can benefit from a French drain.

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Wait until the ground thaws | Terry's Plumbing

Wait Until the Ground Thaws for Springtime Projects


As soon as the warmer days start settling in, many of us begin thinking about all the outdoor projects we want to tackle. However, don’t be too hasty to get started. Make sure the ground thaws before certain yard projects. Why is waiting so important? Keep reading to learn more.

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How To Be Proactive With Your Plumbing During Heavy Rains


Many homeowners don’t pay much attention to their household plumbing until something goes drastically wrong — and when that happens, it’s often an expensive fix in more ways than one. Not only is a major plumbing crisis expensive to have repaired, your home may be unlivable until everything is back in working order. If you don’t have accommodating relatives or friends nearby, you may be on the hook for a motel room until your plumbing is up and running again. Fortunately, proactive strategies exist that make it possible for homeowners to circumvent many plumbing dilemmas. You probably already know that […]

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The Costs and Labor Associated with Owning a Pool


Pools are great in the summertime. There are few things better than sitting around by the pool with a group of friends on a hot summer day. The one thing that does make it better is if you’re not the one responsible for maintaining the pool. There’s an old saying about boats. “Don’t buy a boat, find a friend who has one.” The same can also be said for pools – depending on how much you use them. Pools are a great asset to any home. As long as they are maintained. So, what are some costs associated with owning […]

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How Replacing Your Sewer System Can Save You Money


Old sewers cost homeowners a lot of money. Blockages in old sewers can necessitate expensive sewer repairs, while cleanup costs can add to the bill. Many homeowners with sewer trouble spend thousands of dollars in a single year to repair and maintain their sewer line. For homeowners with newer, modern sewers, these problems do not typically occur. Homeowners who install a new sewer line can save money over time. What Causes Sewer Trouble? Sewer trouble can happen for many reasons. One of the most common reasons that sewer lines collapse is because of tree roots. Trees planted too close to […]

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