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What Does it Take to Be a Plumber?


At Super Terry’s, we make our job look easy. However, being a plumber is not quite as easy as it seems. Our plumbing professionals go through extensive training that ensures they can take on any problem you have. Here’s a look at what it takes to become a professional plumber.

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How to Wash Your Car and Still Save Water


It’s the season of mud. There’s also leaves, petals and pollen from the blossoming trees in the air. The world is currently full of things that want to stick to the outside of your car.  Let’s wash it all while allowing you to still save water! Keep reading for a few tips. 

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Thaw and Flooding – Spring Plumbing Problems


Most of us enthusiastically welcome the signs of Spring. However, homeowners know that warm rains and melting snow can cause major damage when you aren’t prepared, and sometimes even when you are! Keep reading for some helpful tips on dealing with those pesky April showers! Do You Have a Sump Pump? Sump pumps are one of the most common ways to help with flooding. We can install a sump basin to collect water that comes into your basement and a pump that will remove the water that has accumulated. This works year round to help prevent flooding, but is particularly […]

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How to Make Your Home Plumbing More Efficient


Winter can be an expensive time of year. There’s all the holiday shopping and expenses to contend with, plus higher utility costs. If you’re reeling from looking at your utility bills, try taking some steps to save money. A great way to do that is by making your plumbing more efficient. While some tips may cost a little up front, they’ll save you money in the long run. Replace Appliances and Fixtures As your appliances age, they become less and less efficient. Older dishwashers and washing machines may not drain properly, or use more water than necessary. Hot water heaters […]

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Common Plumbing Misconceptions


Maybe you’re going off of know-how passed down through the generations. Maybe you saw a social media post and never thought twice about it. Whatever the reason, there are more than a few misconceptions about your home’s plumbing. Not knowing the truth could cost you time, money and aggravation. Read through some of the most common misconceptions. Pipes Have to Be Replaced This is a common upsell technique from less-than-reputable plumbers. While certain situations might require a full or partial replacement, there are plenty of other times when the pipe can simply be fixed. In fact, pipes are able to […]

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Resolutions Your Plumbing Will Thank You For


As you think up your New Year’s Resolutions, your plumbing probably isn’t at the top of your list. However, making a few changes to your daily routine and being aware of certain issues could help save  you time, stress and, most importantly, money in the long run. So, in 2019, keep these tips in mind for healthier plumbing. Watch What You Put Down the Drain There are plenty of objects that make their way down your sink drains that really shouldn’t. Foreign objects can lead to clogs, slower draining and even damage to your home’s pipes. In general, if you’re […]

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A Quick Guide to Plumbing Sounds


Every once in a while, or perhaps too often, in some cases, the tranquility of our time at home is interrupted by a strange sound we just can’t place. There are the usual suspects, of course. Things like houses settling or that one creaky floor board. But oftentimes, these sounds come from plumbing. Learning to identify them could help you determine if there’s a problem. Or if these sounds are normal. Rattling Pipes Water moving through your pipes will always cause some vibration. However, if this rattling becomes audible enough to notice, it might be an issue. If you can […]

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How to Prevent Drain Clogs


There’s nothing more frustrating or inconvenient than dealing with drain clogs. Not only can this type of plumbing issue pop up unexpectedly, it can be hard to determine what to do once it has occurred. That said, it is always better to prevent an issue from happening before one takes place. Here are three tips for keeping your drains clean. Tip #1: Don’t Dump Cooking Grease Down the Drain One of the biggest plumbing mistakes most people make is dumping cooking grease down the drain or directly into the garbage disposal. While it isn’t a big deal when the grease […]

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3 Plumbing Projects You Shouldn’t Do Yourself


At Terry’s Plumbing, we know how tempting it can be to save a dollar or two on plumbing repairs by tackling the project yourself. However, there are certain tasks that are better left to the professionals due to safety or difficulty concerns. In fact, there are certain scenarios where attempting a repair by yourself can lead to bigger and more expensive issues than the initial problem! Here are three plumbing projects you shouldn’t do yourself. Project #1: Installing or Repairing a Hot Water Heater Hot water heaters don’t get nearly enough credit for making our lives comfortable and convenient. But […]

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How to Prevent Clogged Drains This Summer


There are few things more irritating than a clogged drain. It can lead to unclean sinks or showers, potential odor issues and unnecessary costs if you need a plumber to unclog it. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent drain clogs and minimize those issues. With some easy proactive steps, you can greatly reduce the risk of clogs in your kitchen and bathroom drains. Below are a few tips to consider: Rinse your drains regularly. Perhaps the easiest step you can take is to simply clean your drains on a regular basis. That’s especially true of your kitchen […]

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