Are Wet Wipes Flushable

Are Wet Wipes Flushable?


Pre-moistened towelettes called “wet wipes” are becoming an increasing trend in our bathroom culture. Due to the convenience and comfort they offer, more and customers are opting to buy these wet wipes instead of traditional toilet paper. The fact that many of these wipes are being marketed as flushable, keeps them competitive with their paper rival as users are not forced to find some alternative means of disposing of them. But are these wet wipes really as flushable as their vendors would like us to think? We at Terry’s Plumbing did a little investigating to dig into the answer. The […]

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How To Get Rid Of Sewer smell in bathroom

How To Get Rid Of The Sewer Smell From A Bathroom


While the bathroom is a place that is more susceptible to foul odors, if you’re like us you enjoy keeping a clean and fresh-smelling bathroom at all times. However, all of us slip up from time to time. Occasionally we let our restroom area get a little too messy from apathy or perhaps lack of preparation when we have guests over. Some of you may have even walked into your bathroom only to discover that it has some sort of “sewage” smell to it. In a panic, you automatically sprint toward the Febreeze and begin spraying it around frantically as […]

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Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips and- Preparing For A Pittsburgh Winter

Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips Before Pittsburgh Winter Hits


The Fall in Pittsburgh can bring a lot of positive images to mind. Colorful leaves, warm apple cider, and tailgating at Heinz field are among the few that come to us at Terry’s Plumbing. However, another important thing to take into consideration is the rapid cooling temperatures that take place in the area. The earnest days of summer are now long behind us as we get ready to head into a piercing winter. This means making the appropriate property adjustments so your home can make it safely through the harsh cold. Here are some plumbing tips that can help you […]

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How To Unclog A Shower Drain

Ways To Unclog A Toilet Without A Plunger Or A Snake


Are you currently experiencing a clogged toilet and have no plunger or a snake to help come save the day? Whether you just moved into a new place or haven’t made it down to you nearest Lowe’s yet, fear not. Believe it or not, there are actually multiple ways to unclog your toilet with common household items without having to get your hands dirty.   Option 1: A Wire Coat Hanger The first method you should try is the Wire Coat Hanger approach. For this you’re going to need to grab your nearest wire coat hanger and a rag. To […]

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Leaking pipe behind toilet

Leaking Pipe Behind Toilet? Nope, It’s Usually a Problem With Your Toilet Seal


Nothing can be more irritating than a toilet that isn’t functioning properly. One common problem that people have with their personal commodes is that they see water dripping behind it. This can be a serious problem over time as the dripping water can eventually collect and form into a pool. Large pools of water can eventually cause serious damage to your bathroom that will be extremely costly to repair. Some people mistakenly attribute this problem to a leak in the pipes behind the toilet. However, the common cause of this problem is that your toilet seal has failed. Find The […]

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Sump Pump

Sump Pump Installation and Maintenance For Pittsburgh Homes


The city of Pittsburgh is certainly no stranger to rain. Studies have shown that Pittsburgh actually averages above 37 inches per year in the last 30 years. Combine that fact with a city that is comprised of hills and older housing units and you have a flood just waiting to happen in the basement of your home. In fact, just this past June, the city experienced flood problems in numerous local residencies causing immense property damages. To avoid these kinds of instances, it is extremely important to ensure that you have correctly installed and maintained your home’s sump pump.   […]

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Pittsburgh French Drain Installation

The Basics Of French Drain Installation


Do you have a soggy basement or wet spots in your yard? Calling your plumber to install a french drain may be the best answer. At its most basic level a french drain is a trench covered with gravel that redirects groundwater and surface water away from a specific area. When you contact your plumber about a french drain installation in your yard, it is important to have a well-crafted plan concerning what your drain will accomplish and where you want the water to be redirected. To better help you form a plan for your future french drain,keep these few […]

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How To Talk To Your Plumber

Hiring A Plumber: How To Talk To Your Plumber


It is never easy to open your home to a plumber or other repairman. Generally when invited into your home, the plumber saves the day by fixing leaking pipes and clearing clogged drains, but many homeowners have no idea what magic they are working under the sink to solve the issue. As a consumer it can be difficult to converse with a plumber to provide relevant information or to ask questions to understand how to avoid large problems in the future. Creating a dialogue with your plumber will not only help him to diagnose and treat your home’s plumbing problem […]

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Common Home Plumbing Myths

4 Common Home Plumbing Myths Busted


All homeowners know that it is essential to be vigilant in order to ensure that the plumbing system in your home is running smoothly. However, it is easy to let small problems fall to the wayside in lieu of more pressing day-to-day issues. Because the majority of your plumbing system is hidden from view it is easy to let it’s maintenance slip from your mind until a bigger issue occurs. Trying to fix a larger problem could cause you unnecessary stress and may be a financial burden. Many homeowners make similar mistakes when it comes to preventative maintenance with their […]

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Avoid Sewer Line Replacement

Line Replacement: 5 Signs of Problems With Your Pipes


As every homeowner knows, the plumbing system in your house is used constantly. For this reason, it is important for your safety and the comfort of your living space that you check the pipes regularly to make sure that your sewer lines don’t need to be replaced. Because much of your home’s plumbing system is hidden from view, it is easy to forget that these areas need maintenance as well. Regardless of the type of pipes installed in your home, there may come a time when they will need maintenance. Catching potential issues early on can greatly reduce the cost […]

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