Bathroom design: Shower vs. Bathtub


So, you’re remodeling your bathroom and you’re trying to decide between a bathtub and a shower. Which one is best? In this article, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each type of bathroom fixture to help you decide which one you prefer. Showers: Pros and Cons Showers have become very popular in the last several years, so if you’re thinking about making the leap to a shower-only bathroom, you’re not alone. Lots of homeowners have looked at the advantages and disadvantages of showers, and many have decided to go with the walk-in shower option. There are many advantages of […]

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Why Plumbing Replacement Makes Sense


Maybe this is one you’ve heard before: You should replace your plumbing during a bathroom remodel. It’s completely true! Replacing your plumbing during your bathroom remodel will save you money, improve your bathroom plumbing performance and may even increase your home’s property value. Plumbing Doesn’t Last Forever Galvanized pipes were popular in homes in the middle part of the 20th century. Galvanized plumbing typically lasts between 20 and 50 years. But as galvanized pipes age, they tend to become rusty, brittle and filled with corrosion. Eventually, galvanized pipes will either leak or become too clogged to repair. Chances are, if […]

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Are Liquid Drain Cleaners Bad?


You’ve probably used liquid drain cleaners before, but at Terry’s Plumbing, we encourage our customers to consider alternatives products. Among other things, liquid drain cleaners are bad for the environment, bad for your body and bad for your pocketbook. It’s important to understand all the ways in which liquid drain cleaners can be a problem for you and your family. Environmental Hazards Liquid drain cleaners are known to have hazardous effects on water supplies and can even contribute to air contamination. The more these products are used, the worse the pollution becomes. Inhaling fumes from liquid drain cleaners can cause […]

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Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter


Winter is when many homeowners experience problems like frozen pipes. When pipes freeze, they can leak or burst open to cause a flood. As a homeowner, there are many things you can do to prevent your pipes from freezing i. Taking action to protect your home can help you avoid plumbing problems saving hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair. Know When to Leave Water Running Cold weather can sneak up on you. Knowing when cold weather is coming is vitally important so you can get the draw on protecting your pipes. Make a habit of watching the nightly weather […]

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Give Your Bathroom the Spa Treatment


Don’t you just love going to the spa? Wish you could take it home with you? Now you can! Turning your bathroom into a spa is easier than you think. With the addition of some smart fixtures and making the right decorating choices, you can make your bathroom become a more beautiful, comfortable spa-like environment. Choose Peaceful Colors Decorate your bathroom with calming, natural colors like sage green and blue-gray. You might need to repaint or re-tile to get the overall look you want, and if you’re on a budget,  replacing towels and mats can be just enough.   Bring […]

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Keep Your Plumbing (Like) New This Holiday Weekend


Are you expecting guests for New Year’s Eve? If so, getting your plumbing ready is an important way to be prepared. Frozen pipes, broken water heaters and pipe clogs can all cause massive problems for your home’s plumbing. These tips will help you keep your pipes in good condition during this happy season. Protect Your Pipes From the Chill Frozen pipes can cause a variety of problems. At best, a frozen pipe will stop working until it thaws. At worst, a frozen pipe can burst and cause hundreds of dollars in damage.To protect your pipes from cold weather, follow these […]

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Plumbing Upgrades This New Year


How do you feel about your home’s plumbing? Are you looking for ways to improve your plumbing in 2018? If so, these tips can help you make upgrades to get the plumbing you’ve always wanted. From pipe insulation to garbage disposal installation, we can help you improve your quality of life in the new year. Insulate Your Pipes Pipe insulation helps shield your home’s pipes from cold air and also helps keep warm water in your pipes. Insulation can prevent your home’s plumbing from freezing this winter. Fortunately, pipe insulation is easy to install, and can easily be completed as […]

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The Best Christmas Present Is A Flush


The holidays are coming! Are you expecting guests? The toilets are one of the most important fixtures in your home when guests come to stay. Keeping your toilets in good condition over the holidays can help ensure that your holiday will be a success.    Know What You Can and Can’t Flush The only things you can safely flush down your toilet include human waste, water, and toilet paper. It’s important to avoid flushing anything that could cause a clog or a backup. Food Tampons Kitty litter Diapers Wipes Hair Even products that are labeled “flushable” (like wipes) are bad […]

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Keeping A Flow This Holiday Season


The holidays will be here soon! Are you expecting overnight guests? If so, you can anticipate a lot of extra flushing, showering and sink usage at your house. It’s important to keep your plumbing functioning normally through this busy and exciting season. Keeping your drains clear and maintaining your plumbing can help you avoid holiday disasters. These tips will help. Clean Your Drains Regularly Cleaning your drains regularly can help prevent clogs and other drainage problems. our in baking soda and vinegar and let the mixture sit for several hours before flushing with hot water. Do this on a regular […]

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Winter Plumbing Problems To Avoid


As the seasons change, so can your potential plumbing problems. Now that winter is nearing, you may face a variety of cold weather and holiday activity. Knowing the most common winter plumbing problems and how to avoid them can help you take care of your plumbing this winter.    Grease in the Drain Pipes Holiday feasts make grease a common problem in sink drains and garbage disposals. Grease that solidifies in drains can cause clogs and blockages. Luckily, there are a variety of things you can do to prevent this from being a problem. Throw grease away. Cool grease in […]

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