Are Bath Bombs Safe For Your Plumbing?


Do you use bath bombs after a stressful day at the office? Have you ever heard that bath bombs can be bad for your plumbing? Unfortunately, it’s true: bath bombs can cause clogs in your drains, unless a few precautions are taken. Knowing the danger of using bath bombs and what you can do to prevent problems can help you take care of your bathtub drains. The Good Bath bombs are a scented, fizzy bath salt designed to dissolve in your tub and relax your muscles. Upon placing bath bombs in a bathtub full of warm water, your bathroom will […]

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Things You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet


Your toilet can only safely be used to dispose of two things: human waste and toilet paper. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most commonly flushed items that should never, ever go down the pipes. Kitty Litter Kitty litter is heavy, absorbent and clumping, which makes it bad for pipes and sewers. Kitty litter also contains cat poop, which can contain a certain type of bacteria that is hazardous for the environment and human health. Wet Wipes Wet wipes are causing the downfall of New York sewers, and they can clog sewers where you live too. Wipes can travel […]

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Is 2017 the Year of the Bidet?


Bidets have long been popular in Europe and Japan, but bidet sales have never quite taken off in American markets…until now. U.S. News and World Reports that Toto has increased sales of its Washlet bidet seats each year by double digits for the last five years, and Toto isn’t the only company trying to expand the market for bidets. Treehugger.com recently reported that Brondell’s $30,000 Kickstarter campaign raised over $159,000 for a campaign to market the Swash 1400. Still, bidets are an unknown item in many American households. At Terry’s Plumbing, we expect people who follow plumbing trends will have […]

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Bathroom Trends in 2017


2017 is almost here, so now is the time to start thinking about a bathroom remodel or update for the coming year. At Terry’s Plumbing, we have our finger on the pulse of modern bathroom interiors, because we do a lot of plumbing installations for bathroom remodels. In this post, we’ll cover some of the most exciting bathroom trends for the new year. Curbless Showers Aging in place continues to be important to many homeowners. Curbless showers are safer for seniors who can more easily trip over shower curbs when getting into and out of the shower. Curbless showers are […]

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Advanced Toilet Technology


Like other things, the world of toilets is changing rapidly. While many homes still feature standard toilets that simply hold water and flush human waste down the pipes, toilets of the future are currently being developed. Some newly invented toilets feature mind-blowing innovations that could transform the world of bathrooms forever. Toilets that Turn Urine and Feces Into Other Things Climate change is a common concern among people in modern society, and as a result, sustainability is an important feature of many modern appliances and plumbing fixtures. Toilets are no exception. While many modern homes feature low-flow toilets that use […]

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Is It Time to Replace Your Toilet?


Your toilet is like a good friend in your bathroom, isn’t it? Or is it an enemy of your household? Some toilets just don’t work very well. Leaks, scratches, wasted water and poor functionality can all make using the toilet a far less pleasant experience. Fortunately, new toilets don’t cost that much, and installation is relatively easy. If your toilet has any of the problems listed below, then it may be time to get a new toilet. Your Toilet is More Than 25 Years Old In the 1950’s, toilets used 7 gallons of water for each flush. That’s a lot […]

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How to Repair a Noisy Shower


A noisy shower can be caused by a host of problems. At Terry’s Plumbing, we’ve seen it all and we know how frustrating it can be for homeowners who have to deal with noisy pipes and faucets. In this post, we’ll explore some of the main reasons that people experience noisy pipes in their showers. Scale Buildup One of the most common reasons that people experience noisy pipes in their showers is due to a buildup of scale on the shower head. Over time, scale that builds up on the faucet fixture can cause the holes in the shower to […]

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Wet Room Vs. Traditional Bathroom


Wet rooms are becoming more common in bathroom remodels and new home constructions, but they’re not for everyone. Knowing the difference between a wet room and a traditional bathroom, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each option, can help you decide which type of bathroom is right for you. What’s the Difference Between a Wet Room and Traditional Bathroom? A wet room is a bathroom that contains a shower with no threshold. Typically a wet room will have a single wall blocking the shower area from the rest of the bathroom. A slope in the floor helps direct […]

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Enhance Your Bathroom with the Right Tub


The type of bathtub you own can greatly influence how happy you are with your home’s bathroom. Some bathtubs are luxurious and expansive, others are more compact and practical. Knowing the difference between these types of bathtubs and the type of bathtub materials that are available can help you pick the kind of bathtub that will make you most happy. Different Types of Tubs Everyone is familiar with the standard alcove-shaped bathtubs that are found in homes across the country. These bathtubs are familiar, serviceable and inexpensive, which makes them the bathtub of choice in homes and apartments. Still, there […]

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Hard Water and Your Plumbing System


The Salt Institute reports that almost 90% of households in the U.S. have hard water. But what is hard water, what can it do to your plumbing, and how can it affect you in normal everyday life? In today’s post, we’re going to explore these questions and their answers. What is hard water? Hard water is water that contains dissolved minerals, most notably calcium and magnesium. These dissolved minerals are invisible, generally tasteless, and also harmless to the human body—but not harmless to your plumbing. How can you tell if you have hard water? Hard water leaves behind a film […]

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