Time for that Remodel!

Make your Dream Kitchen or Bathroom a REALITY!

 

Kitchen Remodel

  • Are you tired of not having enough counter or cabinet space?
  • Have you dreamed of knocking out that wall and maybe adding an Island?
  • Is your tile, flooring, cabinets or fixtures in need of an upgrade?
  • How about converting that boring glass slider to beautiful french doors? 

 

Warrior is known for its plumbing and heating expertise but did you know it also has decades of construction experience? With our MD Contractors License, we can manage your home improvement project start to finish, top to bottom, inside and out.

 

Why Remodel?

There are a lot of very good reasons to remodel your home. Here’s just a few.

  1. Increase the VALUE of your home. You will not only enjoy your new kitchen and/or bathroom when you go to sell your home it will appraise higher.
  2. Improve traffic flow. Open up that ‘one-butt’ kitchen. Whether you want to entertain larger parties or if you have a growing family, adding more space for bodies to move around makes everyone happy!
  3. Decrease your Utility Bills. Are your kitchen appliances more than 10 years old? You are wasting money on needlessly high utility bills. New appliances are much more energy efficient.
  4. Expand your Storage Space. Kitchen or Bathroom we seem to have more and more items that need a place. Cabinets, closets/pantries, shelves, and counter space can be increased and really helps to stay organized.
  5. Protect your Health.  Regular high levels of moisture and humidity in Bathrooms create conditions perfect for the growth of mold and mildew. Under bathtubs, behind the tile, under vanities, behind baseboards, anywhere even a small amount of moisture can collect has the potential for mold and mildew growth. Remodeling the bathroom allows for any problems to be discovered and dealt with. The remodel can include improved ventilation, pre-treatment for problem areas and the use of mold/mildew resistant materials.
  6. Style and Comfort. How do you feel when you walk into a nice new or recently renovated home? The fresh paint, flooring, lighting, layout, decor etc. are so nice and you wish that you could live in a home like that. Now imagine if when you walked into your own home and felt the same way. A new kitchen and/or bathroom can give you that feeling and for much much less than the cost of a new home!

 

 

WARRIOR VS DYI

A lot of homeowners feel they can save money by doing a remodel themselves. There are plenty of small improvements that can be done by the homeowner. Painting, installing new switch and wall plates, replacing old faucets and door locksets. All of these can be done by a competent handyman. But if all or part of the work requires skills or tools beyond average capabilities, and if a subcontractor will need to be hired you should use qualified help.

 

Here are a few reasons to use Warrior as your Remodel Contractor

EXPERIENCE: Unless the homeowner has experience with carpentry, plumbing, electrical etc., there is a good chance the work won’t be done correctly. When this happens the cost of the job and the time required to complete can increase dramatically. Warrior will make sure the job is DONE RIGHT the first time!

SAFETY: If your remodel involves electrical work, by doing it yourself you are not just putting your life at risk but also your home. When it comes to plumbing, if you are installing new fixtures which have in-wall connections, any leaks could go unnoticed. This could lead to mold, wood rot, and even structural failure. The homeowner will be stuck with the repair bill. With Warrior handling the job you will be confident that the electrical and plumbing are being handled professionally.

HOME VALUE: You can use the best available materials but if the work is done poorly you could wind up with a home worth less than before you started.

 


Make your Dream Remodel and Reality!

Contact Warrior Now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help a Warrior Program helping Baltimore area Veterans

Help A Warrior Program

Warrior Plumbing and Heating is helping Baltimore area Veterans

Help a Warrior Program serving Baltimore VeteransThis past December we were honored to provide plumbing services for Charles B. who served as a  Combat Engineer for the US Army.

Charles had problems with low water pressure in his home. We replaced a very old pressure reducing valve and no more low-pressure for Charles!

Here’s what Charles had to say when we were finished.

I was very proud of the (Warrior Plumbing) company in the way they treated a veteran. Your company made me feel very special and you were very professional and did a very good job. I am so glad that I found out about your program. Keep up the good work helping veterans. Thank you very much, Mr. Charles F. Black Sr.,   SGT. In the United State Army.

We have a simple application form available on our website and either Veterans or people who know Veterans can apply. We will confirm that the Veteran was honorably discharged (DD214 Certificate) and that they are in financial need. Read more…


New Services Coming this Month!

Warrior Plumbing is in the process of upgrading its drain cleaning services with the purchase of a new Sewer Machine. This can clear sewer lines of any size quickly and we have video inspection capability to easily determine if the line is damaged in any way.

Warrior Plumbing is also getting its Contractors License! We will be able to manage your construction projects and use subcontractors that we know are professional and honest.


Warrior Plumbing’s Latest Reviews

Joshua Ratner  February 4,  2019

“I have always had good experiences with Warrior; they are honest about what things will cost, what they think is worth repairing or addressing and have been quick to come out in emergencies and reliable for minor repairs and maintenance. I recommend them to friends often!”

Sabrina Mercado   February 7, 2019

“Amazing service! They were so polite and helpful. I had a frozen pipe on the weekend and they came within hours. Reasonably priced and very professional. Would recommend 100%.”

Lena Peel  February 5, 2019

“Warrior Plumbing and Heating is second to none- from their professionalism to their overall knowledge and experience. Brent was able to answer all of my questions! I’m so happy to have used their services and will highly recommend them to all of my friends and family. Thank you for a job well done!”

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Remodeling this Spring?

We specialize in Bath and Kitchen Remodels. Contact us to find out more!

Warrior Plumbing and Heating is Baltimore’s Honest and Trusted Plumbers

We are happy to fix your leaky faucet or replace your boiler. We work on all property types, new construction and remodels. There is no job too big or small for Warrior Plumbing and Heating!

Tips on how to prevent Frozen Pipes this winter

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Prevent Frozen Pipes, Tips from Warrior Plumbing Baltimore, MD

Frozen Pipes are No Joke!

When the temperature DROPS, Frozen Pipes become the GREATEST risk of damage to property. 

 


DID YOU KNOW?

 -that almost 40% of all frozen pipe failure happen in basements?

-The average cost of having a pipe burst is $5000.00

-A 1/8th inch crack spews 250 gallons PER DAY!


 

Baby, it’s COLD OUTSIDE!

During this cold-snap you can save yourself not only a huge hassle but also a costly one if you keep your pipes from freezing.

Here are some tips on how you can PREVENT Frozen Pipes.

 

1: Lower your Water Heater temperature. The higher your temperature the more pressure it creates. Check and see what yours is set at and if it’s higher than 140 degrees drop it down as low as 120.

2: Seal ALL openings in your exterior walls that allow cold air inside.

3: Check interior walls where utilities enter the house and caulk or insulate any openings were cold air is detected.

4: Pipes in unheated areas (Attic/Basement/Storage Closet) should be insulated and for areas that experience harsh winters (Hello Baltimore!) you might as well insulate all accessible pipes.

5: Keep the thermostat set to at least 55 degrees

6: Shut valves on exterior hose bibs, or faucets and drain the lines completely. Keep the spigots open to prevent pressure build up.

7: Water Leak Detectors can be a smart investment. Not only can they save you from having to deal with restoration and repair costs they can also LOWER your home insurance premium (check with your insurance carrier).

 


 

And JUST IN CASE…

Frozen Pipe Procedures

 

If the pipe is NOT BROKEN: Use a hair dryer, heat lamp, space heater or electric lamp. Focus the heating where the pipe comes in from the wall. Monitor the process regularly and once water flows from the faucet you are done. DO NOT use OPEN FLAME to thaw your pipes. This is a catastrophe in the making and, well, just DON’T DO IT! Call the plumber not the Fire Department.

No Water? Hopefully, you will have only one frozen pipe to deal with BUT if you are not getting water from any faucet and your pipes are not frosted over you may have a problem outside of your home with your main water line either into or out from your water meter. Here in Baltimore, you can check to see if there are any water main breaks that may be affecting you: Baltimore City Water Main Repair Map

If you have a pipe burst

1: SHUT your water main and water heater valves off

2: If you are in the Baltimore, MD area CALL US. (if you are not in our service area contact your local plumber immediately).

Winter Plumbing Tips for Baltimore

Winterize Your Plumbing

Winter Plumbing Tips for BaltimoreThese 6 Easy Tips will help your plumbing make it through the cold.

If we are having a few days (or more) with temps staying below 26 degrees you will want to protect your pipes from freezing.

This may be old hat for you seasoned folks but a refresher is always good! For those of you who are new to the responsibilities of a home here are some things you can do to AVOID plumbing headaches this winter.

1: DON’T turn your heat OFF. If you are leaving for a few days or more and are trying to save a couple of dollars you may wind up costing yourself thousands! You can turn the heat down to 50F but any lower and you risk coming home to frozen pipes and a flooded basement.

2: Keep your cabinet doors OPEN where there are pipes (like under your sinks). When it gets cold we layer on the warm clothes, your pipes are (for all practical purposes) NAKED and without insulation, they rely on the heat in your home to keep them warm.

3: Keep garage doors (or any other exterior doors) CLOSED especially if there are exposed pipes in those spaces.

4: Holes and Cracks. Check where your pipes come into the home through walls or floors (or ceilings) and see if cold air is coming in too. If So… Grab a can of INSULATING SPRAY FOAM (Home Depot/Lowe’s and most hardware stores carry for $5-$10) and thoroughly seal around the pipes. Also, every year you should check your basement and attic for areas allowing cold air to enter. Depending on the size of the are you may be able to use caulk or the foam spray.

5: Attics and Basements. Temperatures in these areas of the home can get cold during winter months. Most homes already have any pipes insulated but if you are not sure about yours, CHECK NOW! Attics and Basements are generally not heated to the same degree (GET IT??) as the rest of the house so this is a critical issue. Your local hardware store should carry a few types of pipe insulation which comes in 6′ lengths at $2 and up.

6: Sump Pump. Check you sump pump for proper drainage. If your discharge line freezes you risk burning out your pump. It is NOT recommended that you use antifreeze but you can wrap any exposed section of pipe with heat tape.

7: Outside Faucets (I thought you said there were only 6 tips?! Warrior Plumbing and Heating ALWAYS delivers MORE!). Remove any hoses from outside faucets and hose bibs and if they have their own water valve shut it off and drain the lines.

 

Frozen Pipe Procedures

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with this but just in case…

If the pipe is NOT BROKEN: Use a hair dryer, heat lamp, space heater or electric lamp. Focus the heating where the pipe comes in from the wall. Monitor the process regularly and once water flows from the faucet you are done. DO NOT use OPEN FLAME to thaw your pipes. This is a catastrophe in the making and, well, just DON’T DO IT! Call the plumber not the Fire Department.

No Water? Hopefully, you will have only one frozen pipe to deal with BUT if you are not getting water from any faucet and your pipes are not frosted over you may have a problem outside of your home with your main water line either into or out from your water meter. Here in Baltimore, you can check to see if there are any water main breaks that may be affecting you: Baltimore City Water Main Repair Map

If your pipe has burst

1: SHUT your main water valve and water heater valve off

2: If you are in the Baltimore MD area CALL US. (if you are not in our service area contact your plumber immediately).

Boiler Safety

Boiler Inspection, Repair, Installation in Baltimore, MTragically every year there are injuries and deaths caused by boilers. These can be caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, fire or explosion. Boiler Safety should be a priority for home and business owners

A properly maintained boiler (12 years old or less) is the BEST defense against the possibility of this happening to you or your loved ones.

If your boiler is 15 years or older you should be making plans to replace it. Increased maintenance and repair costs in addition to higher heating costs (due to older boiler’s inefficiency) should make the decision an easy one.

No matter what type of boiler you have, just like your car, it needs regular maintenance in order to perform well.

 

Boiler Safety: Repair or Replace?

Here are a few symptoms of an ailing boiler.

AGE: Most boilers can last 15 years with proper maintenance. If your boiler is 15 years or older and not giving you any of the problems we list below, great! We just recommend that you begin shopping for a replacement and maybe put it in your budget for next fall. It is SO much better to NOT have your old boiler suddenly fail in cold weather… and remember that newer models being more efficient will lower your utility bills.

COSTS: Do a quick audit of your winter energy bills over the last 3 years. If you are seeing a steady rise in your costs it could well be that your boiler is losing its efficiency. Schedule a boiler inspection with us and we will let you know if your best option is to repair or replace.

LEAKS: Once a boiler starts leaking it’s a good indication that the unit is weakening or damaged. Leaks will most likely increase and if not addressed could lead to a sudden failure.

REPAIRS: Older boilers (like cars) can increasingly need repairs. These may be minor and not be too expensive but can add up over time. Not all boilers are created equal. Some can provide years of service needing only minor repairs but eventually, they all need replacing.

THERMOSTAT: Has your heating been increasingly inconsistent? Are certain rooms too hot while others are too cold? Do you find that you have to get up often to adjust the temperature to stay comfortable? If so, you may need to simply replace your thermostat, or if your thermostat is fine you’ll need to have your boiler inspected.

YELLOW FLAME: Your boiler flames need to be BLUE. Any other color than Blue means the gas is not burning completely. That is not only inefficient but DANGEROUS as it means that carbon monoxide is being released into your home. In small amounts, this gas can cause dull headaches, laziness, nausea, shortness of breath, confusion and blurred vision. In larger amounts, this odorless, colorless gas becomes a Silent Killer which devastates families every year.

IF YOU HAVE YELLOW (ORANGE or GREEN) FLAMES ON ANY OF YOUR GAS APPLIANCES SHUT THEM OFF. 

Call a certified plumber (if you are in the Baltimore MD area contact us!) and have the appliance inspected before continued usage. Please Don’t Risk harming yourself or your loved ones! 

 

Schedule You Boiler Inspection Now