Save on Your Water Bill | Terry's Plumbing

How to Save Money on Your Water Bill


Did you know? Each person in the U.S. uses about 80 to 100 gallons of water every day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Between showers and dishes, laundry and watering the lawn, there’s almost always a water source in the “on” position. All of this leads to one thing: higher water bills. Instead of getting hit with major sticker shock when the bill arrives each month, consider making a few changes for more efficient water use. Our tips will show you how to reduce water usage, save money on your water bill and preserve your peace of mind. 

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Protect Plumbing During Summer | Terry's Plumbing

Protect Your Plumbing During Summer Heat


Pipes might freeze in the winter, but they also crack and burst during the summertime. Let’s face it, between extensive water usage from hoses, pools and much more, we’re already asking a lot of our plumbing systems during this time of year. Summertime heat and humidity also combine to create a recipe for plumbing disasters. Let’s look at a few ways to protect plumbing during summer heat.  Clean the Air Conditioner Drains Is this an HVAC or plumbing problem? Both. Dirty air conditioner drains can have adverse health effects. While air conditioner drains are part of cooling systems, they’re essential […]

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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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Grease Clogs | Terry's Plumbing

Grease Clogs: Dealing with Pesky Drain Problems


Plumbing issues are always a headache. A major source of stress: drain clogs. From hair in the tub to toilet troubles, clogs happen frequently. But so many of them happen in the heart of the home–the kitchen. Why? Fat, oil and grease get into drain pipes from daily cooking and cleaning. Luckily, grease clogs are easy to detect and fix.

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Three Kinds of Proactive Plumbing | Terry's Plumbing

Three Kinds of Proactive Plumbing


Nobody likes to waste money. Likewise, we don’t enjoy wasting time. But sometimes, we end up doing both, albeit unintentionally. Preventative maintenance with your plumbing can help conserve time AND money. You know that the longer you let the problem go, the bigger it’ll become. What started as a slow leak near the washer a couple of weeks ago could turn into a flooded basement months later on Christmas morning…and high fee emergency plumber visit! These tips for proactive plumbing will help you to avoid that scenario.

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How to save water | Pittsburgh Plumber

How to Save Water in the Summertime


At Terry’s Plumbing, we care about your water (and everyone else’s). So, we want to share a few things you can do this summer to help conserve it. Water and plumbing are partners, after all! We’re lucky here in the Pittsburgh area that we don’t have extreme droughts (like those in California, Texas and other places). However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t do our part to help conserve this precious resource. Keep reading to learn how to save water with five easy tips!

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What's it take to be a plumber | Terry's Plumber

What Does it Take to Be a Plumber?


At Super Terry’s, we make our job look easy. However, being a plumber is not quite as easy as it seems. Our plumbing professionals go through extensive training that ensures they can take on any problem you have. Here’s a look at what it takes to become a professional plumber.

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How to Wash Your Car and Still Save Water


It’s the season of mud. There’s also leaves, petals and pollen from the blossoming trees in the air. The world is currently full of things that want to stick to the outside of your car.  Let’s wash it all while allowing you to still save water! Keep reading for a few tips. 

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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 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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