Spring Cleaning Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How to Make Spring Cleaning Fun


It might be hard to believe given everything happening in the world, but it’s springtime! The plants are blooming, the temperature is (sporadically) rising and it’s time for spring cleaning your home! We know, we know—cleaning isn’t fun. It can be stressful and frustrating, or even boring. But we have some ideas on how to make it fun this spring: Spring Cleaning Tip #1: Make a Playlist & Dance Music can make basically anything more exciting. While spring cleaning might not be the most exciting activity, it can turn into a dance party with the right kind of music. Make a […]

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Plumbing Emergency Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How Do I Know if it’s a Plumbing Emergency?


What’s that smell? And why is it getting stronger? Could it be…a plumbing emergency?! It seems like it’s coming from the basement… As you walk down the stairs, you notice the floor looks wet. You look down, and water is pooling. It’s covering your floors, seeping through the ground and spreading an odor throughout the house. Plumbing emergencies appear unexpectedly—and fast! But how do you know if it’s an actual emergency? Here are a few signs that you need to call in the professionals (ahem, Super Terry!):

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Bathroom Cleaning Checklist Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Bathroom Cleaning Checklist: Places You Don’t Clean Often


COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. Toilet paper is now as valuable as gold (don’t quote us on that). Clorox and Lysol wipes are stock piled in our closets. People have gone from not washing their hands to spending the full 20 seconds thoroughly cleaning them—and even creating memes about it. It’s also made us much more aware of the germs that lurk around us at all times. We know the usual culprits—toilet seats, the floors and garbage cans. But what about the things that you don’t think to clean as often as you should? That’s why we’re sharing […]

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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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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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