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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, you can note your water meter reading before going to sleep and note it again in the morning. Provided no water has been used during the night, a change in the reading points to a leak which needs attention.

Tip #2 – Clean up and clean out. Use vinegar or a commercial cleaning product to remove mineral deposits from shower heads. Outside, clear away any debris in and around drains, gutters, and downspouts. Relocate bird’s nests from plumbing vent pipes (and anywhere else they interfere with the water flow) to a safe, less problematic location.

Tip #3 – Contact your local plumbers, like Steve Barnes Plumbing, for an inspection of water system areas which require a professional touch such as water heaters, and sump pumps.

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