Plumbing Horror Stories | Terry's Plumbing

Plumbing Horror Stories


It’s nearly Halloween, and there’s fear in the air…especially for plumbing pros like us. We’ve seen it all, and have the plumbing horror stories to back it up. Check out some of the craziest stories from around our industry.

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Causes of Plumbing Odors | Terry's Plumbing

Causes of Plumbing Odors


Ew, that smell. It happens a lot—your water just plain stinks. The kitchen sink has suddenly become nauseating, or the toilet seems a bit funky lately. But you keep a clean home, so what could be the problem? Many causes of plumbing odors are beyond your control, but it’s helpful to know what to look for when problems crop up.

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Types of Plungers | Terry's Plumbing

Types of Plungers


Plumbing clogs are a pain, and it’s hard enough to diagnose and remedy the problem without having to muddle over the right tools to use. When you think of clogged drains and piping, plunger may naturally come to mind…but which one should you use? Three common types of plungers serve specific purposes, from fixing your toilet to getting water to finally empty from the sink. 

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DIY Plumbing Mistakes | Terry's Plumbing

DIY Plumbing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


Plumbing projects can be challenging, but also rewarding. When you go it alone, you’re responsible for all precautions, the work itself and the outcome. However, it’s not uncommon to hit a few roadblocks along the way. We’ll explore some of the most common DIY plumbing mistakes and what to do about them. 

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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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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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Finding and Fixing Plumbing Leaks | Terry's Plumbing

Finding and Fixing Plumbing Leaks


Try as we might, our homes never run with 100% efficiency. The AC is busted or the dishwasher is down for the count. Plumbing issues also top the list of household nuisances, sending your home (and perhaps your sanity) into disarray. Where’s that dripping sound coming from? Why is the floor wet? Leaky plumbing is a common problem, and sometimes you can fix it yourself. Let’s look at how to find out if you have a plumbing leak and what to do about it. 

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Grease Clogs | Terry's Plumbing

Grease Clogs: Dealing with Pesky Drain Problems


Plumbing issues are always a headache. A major source of stress: drain clogs. From hair in the tub to toilet troubles, clogs happen frequently. But so many of them happen in the heart of the home–the kitchen. Why? Fat, oil and grease get into drain pipes from daily cooking and cleaning. Luckily, grease clogs are easy to detect and fix.

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Three Kinds of Proactive Plumbing | Terry's Plumbing

Three Kinds of Proactive Plumbing


Nobody likes to waste money. Likewise, we don’t enjoy wasting time. But sometimes, we end up doing both, albeit unintentionally. Preventative maintenance with your plumbing can help conserve time AND money. You know that the longer you let the problem go, the bigger it’ll become. What started as a slow leak near the washer a couple of weeks ago could turn into a flooded basement months later on Christmas morning…and high fee emergency plumber visit! These tips for proactive plumbing will help you to avoid that scenario.

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How to save water | Pittsburgh Plumber

How to Save Water in the Summertime


At Terry’s Plumbing, we care about your water (and everyone else’s). So, we want to share a few things you can do this summer to help conserve it. Water and plumbing are partners, after all! We’re lucky here in the Pittsburgh area that we don’t have extreme droughts (like those in California, Texas and other places). However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t do our part to help conserve this precious resource. Keep reading to learn how to save water with five easy tips!

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