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Monday, May 29 2017
Preventative Plumbing - Bucks County, PA

    When it comes to plumbing issues, nobody knows how to avoid them completely.  Part of owning or even renting a place is expecting that there will be some sort of plumbing issue at any given point in time.  At Barner Murphy, we can help you take some of the guess-work out of your plumbing concerns, especially when it comes to issues that you might be able to keep at bay.  In the event that you do require the assistance of a professional plumber, the master plumbers of Barner Murphy are always ready to assist.

    “Preventative plumbing” might sound like an oxymoron, but it’s really a wonderful concept.  Imagine if you could live in your home without ever having to worry about plumbing issues?  You’d have no need to stress about clogged toilets, leaking faucets, or damaged pipes.  For many people, taking the time to learn some preventative plumbing tips has helped ease their concerns and also freed up their precious time.  

    It’s been said that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and this is true even when it comes to plumbing.  If you can implement a few strategies so that you keep yourself from requiring the expertise of a plumber, then you’ll save both time and money.  A few of the tips that follow will keep you free from plumbing worries, and save you both the hassle and the headache associated with plumbing problems.  

    Watch your waste.  While it might seem like common sense, it’s often surprising to find out that may people put paper towels and napkins in their toilets.  These are too thick and fibrous for most plumbing lines and putting them in toilets often leads to clogs and overflows.  Use a recycled toilet paper, and make sure that you only use as much as absolutely necessary.  In addition, keep an eye on how much water you use in your bathroom and your kitchen.  Overuse can put a strain on the pipes and also contributes to elevated utility bills, as well.  

At Barner Murphy we can help you find ways to cut back on plumbing costs so that you live a more efficient lifestyle.  Our master plumbers work with customers in the Bucks County area so that they can enjoy their homes and recue their reliance on services.  If you have questions about how to integrate more preventative plumbing into your lifestyle, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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Sunday, May 14 2017
Common Plumbing Problems - Bucks County, PA

    Are you a home owner or a renter?  Maybe you’ve just decided to buy a new place and are looking for a few pointers to keep plumbing issues at bay.  Even if you are a seasoned home owner, it is never too late to learn a few ways to keep yourself free form plumbing hassles.  At Barner Murphy, we pride ourselves on offering exceptional plumbing services for the Bucks County area.  We know that it can be a nightmare to fix plumbing problems, so we do what we can to educate our clients about common plumbing issues, as well as how to avoid them. 

    When it comes to plumbing issues, there are probably too many to list.  At Barner Murphy, we do what we can to make sure that our customers feel confident about tackling the issues on their own.  If you can learn how to effectively avoid the plumbing issues in the first place, it will save you both time and money.  A few of the most common plumbing issues include clogged toilets and leaking faucets.  Almost everyone has dealt with these issues at one time or another.  At Barner Murphy, we’ll do whatever we can to keep you from experiencing these issues in the first place.

    Clogged toilets are one of the most common plumbing issues of all time.  Especially if you live in a multi-person household, it is not unusual to have to pull out a plunger almost monthly.  For some families, it seems like they deal with a clogged toilet almost every week.  One of the best ways to avoid a clogged toilet is to cut back on the amount of toilet tissue used, and to avoid purchasing thick-weave toilet paper.  

    Another common plumbing problem is leaking faucets.  Although they are not considered emergencies, neglected faucets can lead to higher utility bills, and even changes in the water temperature.  At Barner Murphy, we can help you find ways to avoid this problem with a few quick tips.  If you want to hire us for a professional estimate, we’ll be happy to assist you.  When it comes to plumbing issues, no job is too big or too small for Barner Murphy.  We do whatever we can to make sure that our customers are content.  The next time you need professional advice, give a call to Barner Murphy and find out what we can do to help.

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Friday, April 28 2017
Master Plumbers of Bucks County

    If you are a new home-owner or even if you’re someone who is simply interested in buying a home, then Barner Murphy can help you get some of your needs taken care of in advance.  Even if you’re only renting right now, it’s still good to have an excellent plumbing team on call for those times when you really need it.  Anyone who decides to rent, buy, or sell a home knows that it’s important to have a plumber on hand for those times when you really need one.  

    At Barner Murphy we understand that it requires both patience and perseverance to take care of a home.  That’s why we do whatever we can to ensure that each of our customers feels welcome and secure with our products and services.  If you have never had to call a plumber, then you might not be sure why you would need to have one on hand, but if you’ve been down the road of repair already, then you understand the importance.  

Each of the plumbers at Barner Murphy is specially trained to handle even the toughest of plumbing issues.  We know that it can be frustrating to have a bathroom toilet clog or a sink pipe burst.  This is why we make sure that each member of our crew is prepared to handle even the trickiest of plumbing issues. Whenever you call Barner Murphy, you can rest assured that your plumbing need is in good hands.  The next time you require the skills of a qualified plumbing team, call on Barner Murphy and we’ll take care of whatever your problem is.

Barner Murphy is a qualified, master plumbing team that handles a wide range of plumbing issues for the Bucks County and surrounding area.  We know that it can be problematic to have a plumbing issue that is out of your scope of knowledge, and we do whatever we can to handle the issue promptly and professionally.  At Barner Murphy we’ll do whatever we can to ensure that you are satisfied with our efforts.  If you’re worried about cost, Barner Murphy will do whatever possible to see that your budget isn’t compromised.  We rely on customer satisfaction and we take great pride in our work.  The next time you need a plumber to help you tackle a problem, big or small, give us a ring and we’ll see what we can do to take the edge off your issue.

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Thursday, April 20 2017
Bathroom Cleaning Tips and Tricks

    If you’re a home-owner, then you know how important it can be to keep your home, and especially your bathroom. looking and smelling fresh.  At Barner Murphy, we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to help you make the most of your precious cleaning time.  With a little bit of creativity and effort, you can have a bathroom that looks and smells absolutely wonderful.  

    Because there are a wide variety of surfaces in a bathroom, it’s only natural for this space to require more frequent and thorough cleaning.  For some people, cleaning the bathroom is one of the most unpleasant of any possible cleaning task.  However, with a simple checklist and a couple of stand-by natural cleaners, you can make the most of your time and walk away with a bathroom and looks and smells great. 

    Cleaning bathroom windows can be a breeze with a little vinegar and water.  Simply make a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water, add it to a spray bottle, and then spray on any glass surfaces.  You can use either a paper towel or a soft, absorbent cloth to wipe.  Some old, cut-up t-shirts and newspapers also make great window wipers, as well.  Some people like to use micro-fiber cloths, and you can always try out a few of each to see which option you like best.

    For cleaning showers and counters, there are a variety of cleaners and cloths that will make this an easy job to handle.  We recommend trying a few of the following combinations to see which work best for your particular counter needs:  an equal part vinegar and water combination, a baking soda and water paste, a store-bought cleanser that does not contain abrasive ingredients.  All of these options can be used on tile, counters, cabinets and even shower scum.  If you are trying to clean grout, then a simple baking soda and undiluted hydrogen mixture works wonders.  For those wishing to make their own homemade cleansers, the possibilities are endless with a quick online search for recipes.

    When it comes to toilet cleaning, you actually don’t need too many chemicals to give it a good clean.  Try the following:  Sprinkle a little bit of baking soda inside the toilet, then dump a cup of undiluted white vinegar into the water.  Some people use a reusable toilet brush to scrub this mixture and claim that it really works great at removing both stubborn stains and offensive smells.  To wrap up your toilet cleaning, simply spry and wipe down the lid and the bowl with some undiluted hydrogen peroxide. 

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Friday, March 31 2017
Our Bathroom Remodel Approach - Bucks County, PA

    If you are a home owner or if you own a residential business, then chances are you have thought about doing some remodeling at one time or another.  When it comes to planning out a bathroom remodel project, there are many points to consider.  For one, you need to have a confident team on your side.  There’s nothing like getting knee-deep into a bathroom remodel project and finding out that you simply don’t have the means to complete the job.  This is where Barner Murphy can come in handy.

    At Barner Murphy, we try to help our customers take some of the stress out of their home projects.  Likewise, we also work to assist our residential business clients in the same way, by offering tips and suggestions when they feel they need them most.  A bathroom remodel project doesn’t have to be stressful.  In fact, it can actually be a lot of fun if you have the right amount of time, the proper tools and the necessary support.

    The way that we choose to approach a bathroom remodel project is what helps us stand out from the competition.  At Barner Murphy, we like to use contracting partners for each phase of the job.  What this means is that each person we choose for the project is fully licensed and insured.  The partner is up to date on all of the current codes, regulations and trends in the respective industry.  At Barner Murphy, we believe that by choosing our contracting partners selectively, we can consequently guarantee that each phase of the project is being completed by a fully qualified craftsperson, rather than by an individual who is less qualified.

    While it’s true that everyone wants to find the most cost-effective bathroom remodeling contractor, many opt for contractors with a narrow skill-set.  While this might save some money up front, it can also hurt your pocket later, because you might end up having to make modifications later that could have been avoided.  It used to be that a one-man-do-it-all approach was the most requested, but trends are slowly changing, and at Barner Murphy we tend to think that it’s for the better. 

 Our skilled craftsmen guarantee quality work, and because we choose to focus on value over price, we stand by our services with pride.  At Barner Murphy, we oversee the entire project and complete the plumbing portion of the bathroom remodel.  Our contracting partner team consists of a qualified electrician, carpenter, tile installer, shower door installer, painter and designer.  Our vendors include professional sales people.  We offer showroom displays for tile and countertop materials, as well as plumbing fixtures and cabinetry.  Our pricing falls somewhere in between the “one-stop shop” prices and the higher end designer showroom prices.

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Monday, March 06 2017
Bucks County Plumbers - Spring Plumbing Checklist

    They say that April showers bring May flowers, but maybe we should add May plumbing, as well.  If you’re a home owner, a renter, or a residential business owner, then now is the time to get yourself in gear for spring.  When it comes to spring plumbing tips, there are many, but we’ve devised a simple checklist to help you get started for the warmer months that are upon us.  At Barner Murphy, we are always at the ready for plumbing tips and tricks.  Feel free to reach out if you ever require the assistance of an expert.

    Kitchen checklist:  Some of the more obvious areas to check for include the faucets and the sinks.  It’s a good idea to make sure that none of your faucets have any leaks or any drips.  Sometimes the cold winter months can disguise problems that only surface when spring has sprung.  It’s also advised to make quick repairs if you do spot any leaks or drips, as thus will reduce complications further on down the road.  Also on the kitchen checklist is the suggestion to ensure that all drains have some sort of strainer on them to prevent large pieces of silverware or other non-disposable items from sliding into the pipe system.

    Bathroom checklist:  It might seem obvious, but many people forget or get complacent about it.  Ensure that all drains have some sort of hair-snare or other catchment device to prevent hair and sop from clogging your home’s drain lines.  This will save you from having to call for a plumber when a clog becomes a catastrophe.  Another bathroom checklist suggestion is to check your toilets for hidden leaks.  You can add a few drops of food coloring to the toilet tank and if the toilet is leaking, the food coloring will appear within a half-hour, inside the bowl.  

At Barner Murphy, we also advise checking the toilet tank for any leaks or cracks.  Another suggestion on our checklist is to make sure that the toilets flush properly.  A simple check might be all that’s required, but make sure that you fix any issues promptly.  One more bathroom checklist tip is to clear mineral deposits from the showerhead.  You can do this simply by just unscrewing it from the shower supply and soaking it in some vinegar for a few hours.  

Finally, for our water heater checklist:  Make sure the temperature setting on your water heater is no more than 120 degrees.  This will prevent any unnecessary scalding and it will also reduce your overall energy use.  Another checklist tip is to think about replacing your water heater if it’s over fifteen years old.  Updated water heaters are simply more efficient.  

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Friday, February 24 2017
Why Choose a Local Plumber?

    If you happen to be a homeowner or are looking to become a homeowner, then you know the perils that can come from a bathroom or a kitchen issue.  This can be anything from a leaky faucet to a busted water pipe.  Nobody wants to spend an entire day working on a project that should only take a few hours, but sometimes that’s what happens if you try to do it alone.  At Barner Murphy, we know that your time is precious and that you shouldn’t have to spend more time than is necessary to complete whatever work needs to be done.

    If you want to ensure that your project is completed correctly, then it might make sense to ask for some help.  The skilled crew at Barner Murphy knows that you want to fix the leaky faucet or the busted pipe with as least effort as possible.  That’s why we offer a wide range of services for our local customers.  We serve the Bucks County and surrounding area and we are always ready to assist when a DIY project has gone awry, or when you just need a little extra help to get the job done.

    The next time you find yourself in a plumbing quandary, consider calling Barner Murphy.  We don’t consider any job too big or too small and we do whatever we can to make sure that your home reverts back to working condition as soon as possible.  There’s nothing worse than having to wait for a home repair project to be completed, especially if you don’t have much help to begin with.  

    Barner Murphy is always here to help and we know exactly what it takes to get the job done right. When it comes to plumbing repairs, we know the value in choosing local help.  For one, you can count on us because of our customer feedback.  A job completed by Barner Murphy is sure to have a positive customer review, and we rely on our local customer base to bring in new business.  It’s important that we provide quality service, and we always take pride in the work that we complete.  The next time you discover the need for a local plumber, don’t hesitate to give Barner Murphy a call.  We know what it’s like to have a plumbing job that requires attention. We do whatever it takes to make sure that the job is completed as soon as possible, and we always make sure that you receive quality service.  

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Friday, February 10 2017
Bathroom Remodeling for Beginners

    When it comes to remodeling a bathroom, there are a few key points to keep in mind.  For one, you want your bathroom to look great when it’s completed.  You also want it to function as well as, if not better than it functioned before.  If you’re a seasoned DIYer, then you might feel comfortable giving it a go alone.  For many homeowners, however, the task can seem daunting, and it might be in your best interest to get a little extra assistance.  

    If you find yourself ready to take on the demands of a bathroom renovation, then you can do so alone, or you can call Barner Murphy.  We know what it takes to complete a bathroom remodel project, and we also know what it takes to make sure that your bathroom turns out exactly as you imagined.  For some people, the idea of remodeling a bathroom can be a daunting one, or one that might be best left to the experts.  Whatever your individual case is, rest assured that Barner Murphy can help with any stage of the project that you need help with.

    As far as bathroom remodel projects go, there is a lot of leeway for both design and practicality.  Many people are moving toward more eco-friendly designs, but this does not mean that you need to compromise on creativity and flair.  In fact, many of the newer eco-friendly designs today are both functional and fun, leaving lots of room for the imagination.  If you’ve decided to take on the task alone, then Barner Murphy can help you get started.  If you’ve decided that it might be best to get a little bit of professional support, then we can assist you with that, too.  

    One of the best parts about a bathroom remodel is that you can get creative and still be efficient.  If you have never tried to remodel a bathroom, then the professionals at Barner Murphy can help you get started.  We know that you want your bathroom to look great, and we’ll do whatever it takes to see that you’re happy with the outcome.  It’s always a good idea to use some kind of a planner to formulate your ideas.  There are plenty of apps and online notebooks that can be utilized to help you see tour project through.  Barner Murphy is here to help, as well.  We work with customers in the Bucks County and surrounding area, and we are always ready to help you with a new and exciting project.

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