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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Seasonal Preventive Home Maintenance | Terry's Plumbing

Seasonal Preventive Home Maintenance


We’re well into summer at this point, and you’re probably starting to tackle some of the bigger preventive home maintenance chores. We’ve created a guide of things to cross off your to-do list before the end of summer. Follow these tips for better home efficiency now through winter.  

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How and when to Water Your Lawn | Terry's Plumbing

How and When to Water Your Lawn


Lush, green grass adds curb appeal to your home and absorbs the wear and tear of everyday summertime activity, so you want to take care of it. Aside from weekly mowing, your lawn requires maintenance, including consistent watering. Check out a few tips on how and when to water your lawn for best overall grass health and longevity. 

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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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Summertime Bathroom Decor | Terry's Plumbing

Summertime Bathroom Décor


For many, the bathroom is a quiet retreat to destress from the ups and downs of everyday life. You come home from work, pour a glass of wine, and soak in the tub. What could be more peaceful? Maybe a day at the beach…Or perhaps you could have both! Check out a few ways to incorporate summertime bathroom décor to create a relaxing oasis in your very own bathroom. 

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Best Places to Swim in Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Best Places to Swim in Pittsburgh


Summer is upon us, bringing thoughts of cookouts, cocktails and outdoor play. But what about when you just need to beat the heat? Splish-splash in some of the best places to swim in Pittsburgh! The area is home to more than its fair share of watery retreats that are just the ticket to relaxation.

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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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Where are utility lines buried? Pittsburgh

Where are Utility Lines Buried? Find Out Before You Dig


As the weather warms up and the ground thaws, we start to think about those outdoor projects. Maybe you want to put in a garden, build a shed, install a new sewer line or update your gas lines. Any time your outdoor project is going to involve digging in your yard, you have to make sure to locate and avoid any and all utility lines. They aren’t always obvious, so make sure to be thorough. So, where are utility lines buried?

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