Lemon slices to help your bathroom smell better | Terry's Plumbing Pittsburgh

Easy Ways to Leave Your Bathroom Smelling Good Without Chemicals


While all of us continue practicing smart social distancing, it’s safe to say we’re all spending a lot more time at home. That also means our home bathrooms are seeing a lot more action than they might usually. By now, we all understand the importance of keeping areas of our home cleaner than we might normally, but that could lead to another problem. No one likes heading to the bathroom and getting smacked by that overwhelming smell of aerosol and chemicals. So, how can you leave your bathroom smelling good without all chemicals? Put a Bowl of Lemons in Your […]

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Plumber fixing sink drain pipe | Terry's Plumbing Pittsburgh

Where Does the Word Plumber Come From?


Ever since we all started social distancing, a lot of us have a lot more time on our hands to answer life’s bigger questions. “Where is my life going?” “How can I achieve my goals?” and “Where does the word plumber come from?” Ah yes, the big three. While we can’t help you nail down the first two, we can certainly take a stab at the third. So, use some of your newfound free time to learn a little more about some of the hardest working people around.  

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Some of the best plants for bathrooms on display around a clawfoot tub | Terry's Plumbing Pittsburgh

5 of the Best Plants for Bathrooms


With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, a lot of us are in the green spirit. That got us thinking about some of our other favorite green things, like the best plants for bathrooms. What a great accent for any room in your home, bathroom included. There are plenty of low-maintenance plants that won’t only do ok in your bathroom, but will actually thrive.  

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Man at bathroom mirror | Terry's Plumbing Pittsburgh

5 Bathroom Essentials Every Man Should Have


Hey guys, listen up. We need to talk about your bathroom game. Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the actual appearance or functionality of the room, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t. Your bathroom deserves just as much love as your kitchen or living room. If you’re a dude who’s still using the same ratty bath towel you’ve had since college or storing his toothbrush in a plastic cup, this post is for you. 

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Hand checking shower water temperature | Terry's Plumbing Pittsburgh

Why Does It Take So Long for My Water to Get Hot?


There’s nothing worse than waiting for your hot water to kick in…and waiting…and waiting. Whether you’ve got dishes to do or were just looking to hop in the shower, no one likes cold water—especially in the middle of winter. So, if you’ve ever asked yourself “why does it take so long for my water to get hot?” we’ve got a few things for you to consider. 

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Toilet tablets can harm your plumbing | Terry's Plumbing Pittsburgh

Are Toilet Tablets Safe for Plumbing?


Nobody, not even professional plumbers like us, likes to clean their bathroom. At face value, those often blue tablets you find at the supermarket or pharmacy offer an easy alternative. Just plop ‘em in your tank and get a fresh cleaning with every flush. However, before you introduce them to your toilet system, there are a few things to consider. Oftentimes, toilet tablets wind up doing more harm than good to your plumbing and household.

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5 Simple Ways to Help You Love Your Bathroom


The average person spends about 7 hours a week in the bathroom. While that may not come close to the time you spend in the living room, bedroom or kitchen, it’s still pretty considerable. With so much of our precious time spent in the bathroom, don’t we deserve to actually enjoy the visit? Check out a few simple ways to help you improve your bathroom. But be careful. You might just spend a little more time in there. 

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Pieces of PVC piping you can use for DIY projects | Terry's Plumbing Pittsburgh

What to Do with Extra PVC Piping


PVC piping is the backbone of any home’s plumbing system. It’s lightweight while still extremely durable—not to mention pretty cheap. Whether you’re overhauling your entire home or just taking care of a few minor repairs, you’ve probably amassed a little extra PVC piping along the way. It’s probably just collecting dust in your basement. So, what can you do with extra PVC piping?

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Bathroom Nicknames Explained


Let’s be honest, the bathroom is one of (if not the most) important rooms in your home. From taking care of business to simply preparing for the day ahead, all of us spend quite a lot of time in there. As with all things we care about, we’ve developed affectionate nicknames for our favorite room. But have you ever wondered where these alternative turns of phrase come from? Let’s explore some of them. 

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Hurting your plumbing is like flushing money down the toilet | Terry's Plumbing Pittsburgh

Are You Helping or Hurting Your Plumbing?


A lot of us like to consider ourselves DIY-ers. We like to save money by fixing our own plumbing and other household problems. We get it. But sometimes you’re actually doing more harm than good. We also all have some bad habits that contribute to our plumbing problems. Are you sure the work you’re about to do won’t wind up hurting your plumbing?

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