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Spring Cleaning Your Bathroom


It’s the time of year to freshen up the house, inside and out. While going through closets and other rooms may be more appealing, you can’t forget your bathroom this time of year!

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Spring Cleaning Basement | Terry's Plumbing

Spring Cleaning Your Basement


Spring is just around the corner, and the weather keeps teasing it! It has us itching to get everything clean and new! A fresh start! So, we thought we’d work our way up the house, starting with the basement!

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How Do They Dye Rivers Green for St Patrick’s Day?


St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and across many cities, people will be seeing their rivers turn green! How does it happen? Whether related to the holiday or not, everyone likes things to be green for St. Patrick’s Day. We like to take a break from our day-to-day work life and use this as an excuse to drink, dance, wear ridiculous amounts of green and even dye our rivers!

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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 Tell if Your Sewer Line is Clogged


You might think this is a pretty straightforward question. If water is backing up somewhere in your home, the sewer line is probably clogged. While that’s true, there are other ways to diagnose and isolate where the problem is coming from. Specifically, is it just a drain pipe in your kitchen or bathroom that’s clogged, or is the problem with your main sewer line? Recognize the Early Warning Signs The longer you let a problem like a clogged sewer line go, the more expensive and time consuming the repair could be. Furthermore, when left untreated you could potentially expose your […]

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Bathroom Remodel Checklist


So you’ve finally decided to remodel your bathroom, eh? It’s a big undertaking that requires a lot of planning and proper budgeting to keep your project on track. Most importantly, it’s important to know what you should do yourself and when to bring in a professional. DIY: Gather Inspiration and Make a Wish List It’s always easier to start with a plan. Before you even start pricing fixtures and looking for contractors, it’s important to know what vision you’re trying to achieve. Visit home renovation websites or attend home and garden shows. Take notes and save articles with designs you […]

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Easy Ways to Liven Up Your Bathroom


Bathrooms serve a lot of functions in the home, and we spend a lot of time there. From en suits to powder rooms, having a comfortable and inviting space is important in any home. Furthermore, a nice bathroom can be a huge selling point when you’re putting your house on the market. Regardless of your reasons, even if you don’t have time for a full remodel, you can make your bathroom a masterpiece with these simple tips. Add More Storage No one likes a messy bathroom. Having tons of hair care products and makeup strewn about everywhere can make your […]

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Toilets are Literally Exploding in the Midwest


Unless you were on vacation last week, you probably noticed how cold it was in Pittsburgh. With the windchill, outside temperatures felt like -4 degrees or lower in some areas. As freezing as things got around “The Burgh” this week, we’ve got nothing on parts of the Midwest like Minnesota. Last week, temperatures plummeted -9 with a windchill of -45! That’s seriously cold. On top of normal cold weather plumbing issues like frozen pipes, some Minnesotans experienced frozen toilets that literally exploded. Why Are Toilets Freezing? Most of us know that water freezes at 32 degrees. However, it rarely gets […]

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What’s Your Shower Trying to Tell You?


There’s nothing better than a hot shower to start or end your day. It’s the perfect way to unwind, relax and forget about the outside world. Unfortunately, sometimes our plumbing has other plans. There are a number of issues associated with your shower, but we can pinpoint these by listening to what the shower has to say. Low Pressure Low water pressure is never fun. You just don’t feel as clean. But what causes low water pressure from your shower? As it turns out, it could be a number of things. One common problem that’s easy to fix is that […]

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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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