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3 Signs You Need to Call a Plumber to Your Home

by Steve Barnes

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Many homeowners today love to tinker around and make repairs to their home on their own. Some do so to save money on costly repair bills, and others believe they will do a better job than a repair professional. Still others simply take pride in maintaining their property on their own. When it comes to plumbing, there are many easy tasks that homeowners with average do-it-yourself skills can complete without hassle, but there are also times when it is critical to call a plumber to the home. These are three surefire signs that indicate the need for professional plumbing services.

Water Is Gushing Into Your Home

Some homeowners can easily handle a slowly dripping tap or even a minor leak under the sink. These areas are easy to access, and the repair process is often quick and simple as well. However, when you have a major rupture in a pipe, you generally need professional plumbing repair services. Locating the position of the leak inside the walls or slab foundation of th

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Top Reasons to Call a Plumber for a Blocked Drain

by Steve Barnes

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When many homeowners think about a blocked drain, they think about a minor maintenance issue that can easily be overcome with the proper effort. In fact, a partially blocked drain is such a seemingly minor maintenance task that many homeowners overlook completing the process of removing the blockage until it has grown in size and has become a more problematic issue. Your drain may now be mostly or completely blocked, preventing most or all water from passing through it. While you may now be ready to attempt removal on your own, there are several good reasons why you need to call Steve Barnes Plumbing service for assistance.


You May Make the Blockage Harder to Remove

One of the primary steps a homeowner will take to remove a blockage is to use a handheld snake device to pull the blockage out. Some will even open a metal clothes hanger to create a long metal piece they snake into the pipe. While this effort may be effective in some cases, the reality is that it can

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Plumbing Tips for Spring

by Steve Barnes

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Plumbers in the local area, including Steve Barnes, note that the Vernal equinox has come and gone, and with it, the official first day of spring. What’s the forecast for our area? Continued cold with some sun and MANY chances of precipitation – almost as if there’s been no change of season at all!

Another sign is gardeners who are busy planning their planting. Savvy gardeners will take into account how hardy a plant has to be in order to best survive in the local weather conditions. You can find out more about the hardiness zones in our area by using the Interactive Gardening and Plant Hardiness Zone Map for Petrie. Another wise tip is to use native plants.
A third reminder that spring weather is near is the need for spring plumbing maintenance. Caring plumbers, such as Steve Barnes Plumbing, offer you three top tips for “spring plumbing cleaning”.

Tip #1 – Check your water systems for cracks and leaks. Besides visual inspection

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