What’s on your spring cleaning to-do list? Cleaning the windows? Deep cleaning the carpets? Clearing out the garage or sprucing up your deck? All great tasks - but don’t forget to give your plumbing some attention. 

There are a lot of things about which you must become an expert when you own a home or business. You probably have researched and learned all about HVAC, roofing, appliances, and plumbing. You have probably mastered many of the ongoing maintenance needs for these parts of your property. You may even be able to diagnose your neighbor's issues. 

An area in which few people have expertise is sewers and drain lines. These components can be out-of-sight, out-of-mind; however, when issues arise, they can be a major headache. 

Plumbing problems can happen any time of year and any time of day (though it seems like they wait until weekends and the middle of the night to maximize inconvenience, doesn’t it?). That said, along with cold weather, ice, rain, and snow, winter also brings several challenges when it comes to your plumbing systems. Let’s take a look at some common issues - and ways to prevent them from becoming big, costly problems.

As we approach the holiday season, Asheville residents and business owners will be traveling all over to visit friends and family. Many will lock the doors on their homes, storefronts, and warehouses for several days in a row, and unfortunately, some may return to find a plumbing emergency. 

A plumbing emergency occurs when a catastrophic failure of your pipes or plumbing systems results in a steady water leak. This kind of seemingly unstoppable drip, or sometimes even torrent of water flowing into your home or business can cause significant damage. 

We have developed this guide to help make sure you are prepared to respond quickly in the case of a plumbing emergency. If you have any doubt, make sure you contact your plumbing professionals at Barlow Plumbing Service, Inc.