Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Prepping Your Plumbing For Summer

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

The unbearable heat may still be a couple of months off, but there’s no time like the present to start prepping your home for warmer temperatures. This means ensuring your HVAC systems are inspected and ready for service, and also that your outdoor plumbing is ready for increased use. 

From issues such as corroded hose bibbs to a damaged sump pump, there are a few ways your plumbing system can fumble your summer plans, but not if you’re well prepared! Read on to learn more. 

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“Do I Need Water Filtration in My Home?”

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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Do you know if there are impurities in your water? The water that comes into your home goes through a pretty extensive water treatment process beforehand. However, there’s always a chance that some level of potentially harmful contaminants can make their way into your home’s water supply. 

The first step in determining whether or not you need a water filtration system of some kind is to have professional water testing done. Our water testing allows us to look for excessive chlorine, lead, bacteria, chemicals, or even minerals that cause hard water. 

Right now, you can get up to $400 in savings with discounts on a sediment/carbon cartridge set, UV Anti-Bacteria system, and water conditioning & treatment system. This offer is good through 04/30/22, so don’t wait to take advantage! Check out our promotions page for more details. In the meantime, read on as we uncover some subtle signs that it may be time for you to have water testing done to see if you need professional water filtration. 

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How to Prevent Drain Clogs and When to Call Our Team

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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It’s our hope that you made it through the holiday season without any huge plumbing mishaps. After all, it’s the most popular time of the year to need a plumber, whether it’s for clogged plumbing in the kitchen or in the bathroom of your home. Water heaters tend to get a lot of wear this time of the year too, as homeowners tend to have more guests using their showers and such. 

Of course, the holiday season isn’t the only time of the year you can have a plumbing problem, particularly a drain clog. In fact, this is one of the most common reasons homeowners call a plumber in our area–and you should call a plumber! 

It’s important that you not rely on store-bought drain cleaning chemicals when experiencing a clog, as these are very caustic and can actually do more harm than good for your plumbing system (more on this below). In the meantime, there are some things you can do to prevent drain clogs from forming, to begin with. Read on to learn more. 

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Expert Tips on Preparing Your Home for Freezing Temperatures

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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At Barron, we are committed to serving our customers and future customers with the information they need in order to make informed decisions to maintain and improve their home comfort. 

Our current landscape includes dealing with the ongoing pandemic and subsequent supply chain shortages, in addition to weather events like flooding and temperature extremes. These factors have contributed to our limited capacity, and while we would love to serve each and every person in our community, we’ve made the difficult decision to not take on new customers at this time. This allows us to prioritize our customers with service agreements whom we have already committed to serving.

That said, we want to still help all customers, current, and potential, in whatever ways we can. We want to provide you with useful and seasonably appropriate tips all year, including tips on preparing your home for freezing temperatures. Read on as we address some frequently asked questions regarding this. 

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Tips on Caring for Your Sump Pump

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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Chances are, you don’t think a whole lot about your sump pump until you actually need it. And with all the recent flooding we’ve had in the area, there’s a very good chance that many of our customers needed theirs. The problem with outdoor flooding is that it typically leads to basement flooding, and unless it’s catastrophic, the sump pump is the only thing that can help prevent property damage and damage to appliances and systems kept in the basement. 

Weather is unpredictable. The functionality of your sump pump shouldn’t be, though. While storms can happen at any time, pulse plumbing accidents and mishaps can occur seemingly out of the blue, causing water to gush down into the lower areas of your home, you can prevent damage in many cases. Read on to learn how. 

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Flooding FAQs from Barron

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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We’ve recently experienced a large amount of flooding in the areas we serve. This has led to a number of household problems for our customers, and we’re here to help. Here are some common questions and answers that have come up, we hope you find this information useful during this trying time.

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The Importance of a Sump Pump Inspection

Monday, September 20th, 2021

At Barron Plumbing, we understand that Bellingham area homeowners want to keep their homes safe and functioning at peak performance. This is why many of you have chosen to have a sump pump professionally installed in your basement. This plumbing system is a great way to ensure your property is kept safe in the event of a plumbing leak, burst pipe, or flood from storm waters.

Like other home comfort systems and equipment, sump pumps require routine care and maintenance inspections. At Barron Plumbing, we provide thorough sump pump inspections as well as comprehensive sump pump repairs and installation. We understand how important your safety and comfort is, which is why our home comfort experts are here to help.

Don’t miss our sump pump inspection special! Through the end of the month we’re offering a lower price on sump pump inspections. Read on to find out the common problems we may find and remedy during your sump pump inspection, and why this service is so beneficial.

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When Is It Time for an Emergency Plumbing Call?

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Plumbing emergencies are something that no homeowner wants to deal with, but are almost inevitable. Fortunately, we’ve dealt with many types of plumbing emergencies, and we know they never happen at a “convenient” time—which is why we provide emergency services!

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Turn to Barron Plumbing for Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Monday, May 31st, 2021
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Part of being a diligent homeowner is dealing with plumbing repairs and replacement from time to time. From broken water heater tanks to a loss of water pressure, the qualified team at Barron Plumbing can help. We don’t just simply install plumbing and call it a day—we are your local experts for all plumbing repairs and replacement.

These services include (but are not limited to):

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Your Outdoor Plumbing Checklist for Spring

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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With springtime upon us, it’s time to start using our outdoor plumbing to bring life back to our homes’ landscaping and gardens. Without the right care, however, your pipes can put a damper on your spring plans.

While PNW winters may not bring as harsh as other parts of the country, they can certainly bring frozen pipes and subsequent plumbing headaches. Frozen pipes lead to burst pipes. And burst pipes can halt your springtime preparations for your home before they’ve begun.

Below are a few outdoor plumbing tasks to check off your “spring cleaning” checklist:

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