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Get Ready for Winter with a WholeHome™ Plumbing Inspection


Our mission here at Barron is “Improving Lives™” and we take that very seriously. So when we ask you if yours is performing as best it can, we really want to know! And if it isn’t, we’re here to help with the WholeHome™ approach and our Silver Shield Preferred Membership Plan

The Barron Silver Shield Membership grants you a number of benefits, including front-of-the-line service, no overtime rates, and much more. We have trades-specific options, and the one we want to discuss today is your plumbing inspection! Read on to learn more.

Prep for Winter and Prevent Frozen Pipes!

The first step to preventing plumbing problems this winter is scheduling a plumbing inspection with our Home Performance Specialists. The next step is to take the appropriate steps to protect your pipes. How so? By:

  • Drain outdoor faucets and hoses and turn off the water supply going to them. 
  • Insulate exposed pipes in your basement or crawlspace, and beneath kitchen and bathroom sinks. 
  • Leave cabinets cracked open and run your heating system at least 50°F even when you aren’t home, to prevent under-sink pipes from freezing. 

What’s the Problem with Frozen Pipes?

Water expands when it freezes (by up to 9% of its total volume). This causes pressure inside the pipe until it bursts. When the ice thaws, you will have the problem of leaking water.

If you discover that you have frozen pipes, the best thing you can do is call our team. Do not try to thaw pipes on your own! You will almost certainly end up with damaged pipes in this case. But we’re here to help. 

Silver Shield Members: Contact Us for Your Winter Plumbing Inspection

From now through January 31st, 2023, we are offering a winter plumbing inspection with a Silver Shield Membership! Protect your pipes from bursting with our cold weather package, which includes hose removal, visual irrigation inspection, and more! 

Our team of Home Performance Experts has served the I-5 corridor from Blaine to Marysville, Oak Harbor to Concrete, and the San Juan Islands since 1972 with a mission of Improving Lives™. We look forward to serving you too! Contact Barron Plumbing today for professional plumbing services.

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