Plumbing money-saving tips | Pittsburgh, PA | Terry's Plumbing

How can my plumber save me money this summer?


Interested to know how your plumbing system can save you money? Below are some tips to save yourself the hassle and the headache of a costly repair. 

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Troubleshoot Plumbing Problems at Home | Super Terry | Pittsburgh

How to Troubleshoot Plumbing Problems at Home


Small undetected plumbing issues turn into financial disasters when they reach their breaking point. Here are some tips to troubleshoot plumbing problems at home to save your system and your wallet.

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Toilet Paper Alternative Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Avoid These Toilet Paper Alternatives


We are now living during a time when toilet paper is about as valuable as gold. (Probably not as valuable, but you get what we’re saying.) When there is a panic, for whatever reason, toilet paper is among the first to fly off of store shelves. With the toilet paper shortage earlier this year, there have been several articles about the best alternatives. However, we want to be original, so we’re going to share a toilet paper alternative (or three) you should avoid.

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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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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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When to Replace Your Toilet | Terry's Plumbing

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Toilet


Plumbing is essential in every home, and from pipes to fixtures, repairs and replacements come with the territory. That’s especially true of one of the most heavily-used fixtures in your home: the toilet. Each unit requires repair over its lifetime, but eventually you’ll have to throw in the towel. How do you know it’s time to replace your toilet? Check out a few telltale signs that it’s time to move on. 

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Types of Plungers | Terry's Plumbing

Types of Plungers


Plumbing clogs are a pain, and it’s hard enough to diagnose and remedy the problem without having to muddle over the right tools to use. When you think of clogged drains and piping, plunger may naturally come to mind…but which one should you use? Three common types of plungers serve specific purposes, from fixing your toilet to getting water to finally empty from the sink. 

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Finding and Fixing Plumbing Leaks | Terry's Plumbing

Finding and Fixing Plumbing Leaks


Try as we might, our homes never run with 100% efficiency. The AC is busted or the dishwasher is down for the count. Plumbing issues also top the list of household nuisances, sending your home (and perhaps your sanity) into disarray. Where’s that dripping sound coming from? Why is the floor wet? Leaky plumbing is a common problem, and sometimes you can fix it yourself. Let’s look at how to find out if you have a plumbing leak and what to do about it. 

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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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