Helpful Tips

The technicians and staff at Terry’s Plumbing has spent decades honing their expertise in order to provide the highest level of service to residential and commercial customers. Prevention is nearly always the best course of action when it comes to having plumbing and sewage systems that are in working order. Here are some of our experts tips:

Drain Tips
Kitchen sink drains clog more often than not because of a buildup of grease that traps food particles. Drains can easily be cleared and inexpensively fixed, but taking some simple precautions will help you avoid pesky clogs in the future. Here are a few tips to keep your drains running smoothly for years to come.

  • Don’t pour grease down the kitchen sink.
  • Don’t wash coffee grounds down the sink. Throw them away.
  • Be sparing with chemical cleaners, particularly if you have brass, steel, or cast-iron traps and drainpipes; some caustic chemicals can corrode metal pipes.
  • If used no more than once every few months, cleaners containing sodium hydroxide or sodium nitrate can be safe and effective.
  • Clean floor drain strainers. Some tub and shower floor drains have strainers that are screwed into the drain opening. You can easily remove these strainers and reach down into the drain with a bent wire to clear out accumulated debris. And be sure to scrub the strainer.
  • Clean pop-up stoppers in the bathroom sink and the tub regularly. Lift out sink pop-ups once a week and rinse them off.
  • Try to keep the sewer pipes from the house free of tree roots that may invade them. If roots are a particular problem in your yard, you may need to call Terry’s plumbing, once a year or so, to clear your pipes. We will use an electric snake to cut out the roots.
  • Call Terry’s Plumbing for more tips and advice or any questions at any time 7 days 24 hours, 365 days at 954-566-4357. With one of the largest fully-certified plumbing fleets in South Florida, we are proud to have 10 service units ready and fully equipped to provide you with quality plumbing services.

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  • When toilets flush in the northern hemisphere, the water circulates clockwise in the bowl while toilets in the southern hemisphere circulate counter-clockwise due to Coriolis Effect caused by the rotation of the Earth.
  • Toilets flush the direction they do because of the manufacturer’s design. The Coriolis Effect is a real force but it does not impact toilets or sinks.
  • According to the World Toilet Organization the average person uses the toilet six to eight times a day or 2,500 times per year. That translates to three years of someone’s life spent using the toilet.

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