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Preparing Your Plumbing for Summer: Expert Advice from Barker's

May 30, 2024 | Blog

As the warm days of summer approach, it’s essential to ensure that your home’s plumbing system is in top-notch condition. At Barker’s Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, we understand the importance of a well-maintained plumbing system, especially during the hot summer months. Founded in 1974, Barker’s has been a trusted name in HVAC services in College Station and surrounding areas, including Bryan, Navasota, Anderson, Richards, and Caldwell. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction is reflected in our tagline, “Earning your ‘Seal of Approval’ everyday!”

Why Summer Plumbing Maintenance is Crucial

Summer brings increased water usage, from watering lawns to filling swimming pools and taking more frequent showers. This surge in water demand can strain your plumbing system. By preparing your plumbing for summer, you can prevent potential issues such as leaks, clogs, and water damage. Here are some expert tips from Barker’s to help you get your plumbing ready for the summer season.

Inspect and Clean Your Drains

Inspect and clean your drains to remove accumulated debris such as hair, soap scum, and food particles. Use a drain snake or plunger to clear blockages. For a more thorough cleaning, use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, followed by hot water. Persistent clogs may require professional assistance from Barker’s.

Check for Leaks

Inspect faucets, showerheads, and pipes for leaks. Pay special attention to outdoor spigots and hoses, as they are more susceptible to damage. Tighten connections or replace faulty parts as needed. For more complex issues, Barker’s offers expert plumbing services to ensure your system is leak-free.

Test Your Water Pressure

Low water pressure can indicate underlying plumbing issues. Use a pressure gauge on an outdoor spigot to test your water pressure, ideally between 40 and 60 psi. If your water pressure is too low or too high, Barker’s can help diagnose and resolve any issues.

Inspect Your Water Heater

Inspect your water heater for rust, leaks, or unusual noises. Flushing the tank to remove sediment buildup can improve efficiency. If your water heater is more than 10 years old or showing signs of wear, consider upgrading to a more energy-efficient model. Barker’s offers professional water heater maintenance and installation services.

Prepare for Summer Storms

Ensure your sump pump is in good working condition to prevent basement flooding. Test the pump by pouring water into the sump pit and checking if it activates. If your sump pump is not working correctly, Barker’s can provide expert repair or replacement services.

Barker’s Iron Clad Guarantees

At Barker’s, we stand behind our work with our Iron Clad Guarantees. When you choose us for your plumbing needs, you can expect:

  • Peace of Mind Guarantee: We ensure that all work is completed to the highest standards, giving you peace of mind.
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with our services, we’ll make it right or refund your money.
  • No Surprises Guarantee: We provide upfront pricing with no hidden fees, so you know exactly what to expect.
  • Property Protection Guarantee: We treat your home with respect and ensure that our work area is clean and protected.

Get in Touch with Barker’s Today

Contact Barker’s today to schedule a plumbing inspection or maintenance service. Our expert team is ready to help you prepare your plumbing for the summer season. Call us at (979) 398-5194 or click here to book an appointment. Trust Barker’s Cooling, Heating & Plumbing for all your plumbing needs and experience the difference of working with a company that truly cares about your satisfaction.

Why Choose Barker's?

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You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
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If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
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We guarantee that the equipment we have installed will perform as we have stated, or we will remove it and return 100% of your investment.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Very Professional

Chandler did an excellent job checking out our heat pump. He was very professional, communicated well, was responsive to our questions and I was very happy with everything he did.

Steve M.

Honest and Trustworthy

Our AC went out during a late summer heatwave. Called Barkers and Victor worked very hard to get the outside unit up and running. Two hours later we conceded to the death of a 29 yo unit. Victor notified the office the next morning, and within 24 hours we had a complete new system installed, and the house cooled by the time I got home from work. Highly recommend. Honest and trustworthy.

Susan H.

Very Impressed

We were impressed by this company from the first phone call. Reed was an exceptional young man; very personable and professional. The installation team of Mike, John and Cody did an excellent job. Barker’s is a business with high standards and we are very satisfied with everything about them. So glad we found this company!

Donna D.