Ways to Reduce your Water Bill | Terrys Plumbing

Ways to Reduce your Water Bill


If you’re not paying close attention, you could be spending way more on your water bill every month than you have to. While most of us don’t add up the dollars and cents while taking a long shower or doing the dishes by hand, little things can add up fast on your water bill. The good news: with a conscious effort and a bit of awareness, you can easily use less water in your day-to-day and cut down on your utility costs. So how do you do it? These 7 easy tips will help you use less water at home—which […]

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Plumbing News Roundup: October 2022

Plumbing News Roundup: October 2022


The plumbing industry is constantly evolving. DEWALT partners with TerraCycle for a new recycling program, the sink market is estimated to hit $45.9 Bn in 2022, ASU plumbing problems cause students to relocate, and America’s public bathroom shortage. Keep on reading our news roundup for more details. DEWALT Offers Tool and Battery Recycling Through Partnership with TerraCycle Stanley Black & Decker announced a partnership with TerraCycle, to encourage customers to recycle home appliances, tools, and products containing integral lithium-ion batteries. The free program will begin to accept a variety of products under the Stanley Black & Decker brand portfolio, including […]

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The Importance of Waterpark Maintenance | Terry's Plumbing

The Importance of Waterpark Maintenance


Waterpark maintenance is a vitally important topic that sometimes gets overshadowed by the more exciting aspects of a waterpark. While it might not be the most glamorous subject, waterpark maintenance is by far the single most important responsibility of waterpark ownership. To help you keep the fun going all season long, our team is sharing our waterpark maintenance guide with you. Keep reading below for all the must-knows!

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Plumbing Smoke Test: What is it and how does it work? | Terrys Plumbing

Plumbing Smoke Test: What is it and how does it work?


One of the worst experiences you can have is coming home to an unknown, foul-smelling odor. What’s even more frustrating is trying to locate the source of it.  If you suspect it may be coming from your sewage line or piping, finding the source is almost impossible. This is where smoke testing services begin to shine. In this blog, we go over what a plumbing smoke test is and how it works to your benefit.

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Home Plumbing Maintenance Checklist | Terry's Plumbing

Home Plumbing Maintenance Checklist


Maintaining your home’s plumbing can be a daunting task, but a little preventive maintenance can save water, money, property damage, and countless headaches later. It can be hard to know what to do and when, so we’ve provided this checklist to help you plan how to prevent plumbing disasters both inside and outside of your home.

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Plumbing 101: How to Hide Pedestal Sink Plumbing | Terrys plumbing

Plumbing 101: How to Hide Pedestal Sink Plumbing


Pedestal sinks are a space saver that can add an elegant touch to any bathroom. The downside is that they can also show off the plumbing that snakes beneath the sink bowl, and this is not a pretty sight. There are a few ways to hide the pedestal sink plumbing or other unsightly obstructions–continue reading for tips and tricks.

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Plumbing 101: Mobile Homes | Terry's plumbing

Plumbing 101: Mobile Homes


Mobile home plumbing is a bit different than plumbing in a site-built home. This article will help you learn how mobile home plumbing differs from a site-built home, and, of course, the most common mobile home plumbing issues you need to be on the lookout for.

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The Benefits of a Water Softener | Terrys Plumbing

The Benefits of a Water Softener


In its purest form, water is nothing but H2O. However, the water flowing from your tap is not pure. Because water is a solvent, it picks up minerals as it runs down streams, over rocks, and through the ground on its way to water treatment plants. Even after being treated, tap water still contains minerals like magnesium and calcium. The more of these minerals that are found in the water, the “harder” it is. You can tell you have hard water if you notice limescale buildup in your tub, on your dishes, and in your coffee pot. Of course, scale […]

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The Importance of a Safety Shut off Valve | terrys plumbing

The Importance of a Safety Shut off Valve


There are a few areas of a home plumbing system that are vital for homeowners to know and be aware of, and perhaps the single most important example is the main water shut-off valve. Likely your first course of action in many cases of plumbing emergencies, the main water shut-off valve has helped numerous homeowners avoid major plumbing disasters in their homes, and might do the same for you. In this blog we cover where the valve may be, and why you should have one in case of emergencies.

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The Dangers of Raw Sewage Exposure | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

The Dangers of Raw Sewage Exposure


It’s easy to take your home’s sewer lines for granted. When you flush the toilet, drain a bath, or run the garbage disposal, the water and waste disappear down the drain, never to be seen again. But it wasn’t always like this. Thanks to the evolution of sewer systems, sanitation problems are no longer a major concern. However, long-term ignorance can cause clogging and overflow–resulting in exposure. Just because we don’t see sewage flowing on the streets, it doesn’t mean there isn’t potential for us to be exposed. In this blog, we cover possible sources of exposure, illnesses that can […]

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