Simple Tools to Fix Minor Clogs

With more time spent at home lately, our home’s plumbing has been pulling extra duty which may lead to more backups that we simply do not have the time for. The good news though is that minor clogs are often easy fixes with the right tool. We’ve pulled together this list of simple tools you can have on hand to solve minor clogs yourself, save money, and get your home’s plumbing back up and running properly in a timely manner:

  • Toilet Plunger: While you don’t need to be superman or superwoman to use a toilet plunger, this tool does require some muscle. A good toilet plunger creates a tight seal around the toilet bowl drain to help unclog a toilet. Your first step is always to turn the water off first before using the plunger in a downward vigorous motion until the clog is released. Flush to be sure the waste and water flows down. If it does not flow down, continue until the clog is released.
  • Plumbing Auger/Drain Snake: This is an inexpensive tool that can be found at any local hardwood store. It helps you to dislodge a clog, snag it, and bring it out of the drain. If you have littles like we do, this is especially helpful to recover legos that accidentally made its way down the drain or their favorite action figure that just wanted to save the day. If you can see the object that is causing the clog but don’t have this tool, you can try to create a home-made auger by bending a hanger. Be careful though not to scratch your toilet or sink with the metal wire of the hanger.
  • Sink Plunger: A blocked garbage disposal is often the root cause of a clogged kitchen sink. Your first point of action should always be to check to see if you have a broken or overheated garbage disposal. Your next course of action is to use a household plunger. It is best to designate one plunger for your sinks separate from the plunger used for toilets. Sometimes, a clog can be in the curve under the sink. In these instances, you can use a wrench to unfasten the P-Trap and a bucket to catch the water and any other debris that may come out. If the clog is further down the system, you can use a plumbing auger or drain snake to try and break up the clog.
  • Natural Cleaners: Cleaners made with a concentrated mix of bacteria can break down a clog without harming your pipes. Keep a bottle of natural cleaner handy and use it periodically to both avoid clogs from occurring and solve minor issues. Be patient when using as the cleaner needs several hours to work. While it may be tempting to dump liquid drain cleaners for a quick fix, the chemicals found in those cleaners can actually damage your pipes and eat at them overtime – especially in older homes.

Minor clogs are often easy DIY fixes with a few simple tools. If your home’s plumbing system shows signs of repeated clogs or other issues, this may be a sign of a much larger problem. Whether they be minor or major issues, our experts at Warrior Plumbing are here to help with any concerns you have. Simply contact us to ensure your home’s plumbing system runs smoothly.

Out with the Blue, in with the New!

Most polybutylene pipe – also referred to as “big blue” pipe is a blue (or gray) plastic pipe manufactured by the Shell Oil Corporation. It was installed in homes in the greater Baltimore area between approximately 1978 and 1995 – mostly in new construction – but it was also used to replace water services in older homes as well.

It has been found that chlorine, which is added to the Baltimore water system to sanitize our drinking water, reacts with the polybutylene making the pipe brittle. All polybutylene pipes will fail for this reason. It is not a question of if it will fail, but a question of when it will happen. It is typical to see a need for pipe replacement when the seasons change. As the ground changes temperature, the change in temperature causes the pipe to expand or contract aggravating its weakness.

Warrior Plumbing and Heating wants to ensure that your home is safe. This month, we are offering a free big blue pipe inspection to see if your home’s piping needs replacement. We are also offering a further $300 off replacement, should it be needed. To ensure your home’s safety, please contact us today.

How do I know if I have it?

  • Check to see if you there is any blue plastic pipe where your water service enters the home.
  • Check to see if there is a gray plastic fitting when your water service pipe enters the home.

Unfortunately, some big blue pipe is completely hidden underground. If you match one of the below criteria, we would suggest having a Warrior plumber come out and inspect your pipe for you:

  • My house was built between 1978 and 1995.
  • My neighbors on my street or in my neighborhood have had it replaced.
  • I have a higher than usual water bill.
  • My yard is always wet.
  • My sump pump runs too much.
  • The front wall of my basement is damp or wet.

What is the value of replacement?

Even when the big blue pipe is in good condition, there are valuable reasons for replacement.

  • Water Damage – If for any reason the pipe should break within the foundation of a wall or anywhere near, water damage is likely. Water that leaks into the home causes damage to flooring, drywall, air conditioning and heating units, furniture, personal belongings, and more.
  • Mold – Mold can lead to an array of serious health risks. If a home becomes water damaged because of a broken pipe, mold can grow beneath carpeting, in walls, inside ductwork, and other small places.
  • Exterior Pipe Break – If a pipe breaks outside the home, soil can wash away under driveways, walkways, and sidewalks. This can cause cracks or even the ground giving way which may lead to someone becoming injured.
  • Increased Water Bill – Even small leaks that go unnoticed can create big problems and costly water bills down the road – especially as the leak worsens.
  • Water Pressure – These pipes typically measure ½ to 1 inch in diameter. Based on size, this can cause limited water pressure. Once the pipes are replaced, water pressure improves.
  • Hot Water – When new pipes are installed with an optional hot water recirculation system, there is never a shortage of hot water. While beneficial for everyone, this is especially great news for larger families.
  • Home Value – Are you interested in selling your home in the future? Most homes sold undergo a home inspection prior to purchasing a property. Letting potential buyers know that old pipes have been replaced is a huge selling point and increases your home’s value.
  • Peace of Mind – There is a peace of mind in knowing that your outdated and potentially dangerous pipes are replaced.

If you would like to learn more or are concerned about your home’s piping, please contact us today. We’re available 24/7 to ensure your home’s plumbing and heating needs are safe and sound.

What if my sewer or water line needs to be replaced?

Warrior Plumbing highly recommends getting a camera inspection of your sewer line anytime you’ve been having problems with your plumbing system. While getting a camera inspection for your sewer line, Warrior Plumbing can also inspect your water line. There could be a break in your sewer or water line that may be causing issues you are unaware of. This is the type of home maintenance you’re best to stay ahead of.

This month, Warrior is offering our customers a bundle of savings by providing a sewer line camera inspection AND a free water line inspection for just $225! This includes any water and sewer lines under 60 feet. Additional costs may apply for anything above this footage or if we need to pull a toilet to run the camera.

Call today to schedule because this offer ends March 1st, 2021.

What if my sewer or water line needs to be replaced?

When a licensed Warrior plumber inspects your water lines or sewer line, they may advise directional boring and pipe bursting solutions to remedy any issues that are found.

You may be asking yourself, what on Earth is ‘directional boring’ or ‘pipe bursting’? And why is my Warrior plumber recommending it?

Directional boring equipment is used for water line replacements. Once damage has been identified with a water line inspection, your Warrior plumber will replace your line using directional boring technology. The first step is to create a ‘Pilot Hole’. This is the primary boring point to establish a connection with your underground lines. With the pilot hole formed, your Warrior plumber will use directional boring equipment to enlarge the connection for specific pipe diameters, and drill through soil according to the material being cut.

Pipe Bursting is used for sewer line replacements. Once damage has been identified with a sewer line camera inspection, your Warrior plumber will replace your line using a pipe bursting method. Through this method, your Warrior plumber will follow the same path of your existing sewer line by pulling the new pipe through the old pipe. The end result would be a replacement of your sewer line.

Directional boring and pipe bursting can completely replace lines damaged by virtually anything, including:

• Faulty installation or poorly matched pipe joints

• Cracking and breakages due to environmental pressures, such as shifting soil or temperature wear

• Rusting and corrosion with age

• Chemical decomposition

Combined, directional boring and pipe bursting techniques are the most affordable, non-invasive ways for homeowners to deal with underground damage. These processes offer more than just immediate savings… they offer peace of mind for years to come.

If you’re dealing with underground emergencies, and need an affordable, non-invasive way to replace your sewer or water line quickly, there’s no better solution than directional boring and pipe bursting. For more information, contact your Warrior Plumber today.

5 Holiday Home Tips

While the holiday season may look a little different this year, the holidays are often the busiest days for us at Warrior Plumbing and Heating. Many families experience bustling activities in their homes and falling temperatures can potentially lead to disasters within your home.

To prepare your home for the upcoming holidays and the winter season, Warrior Plumbing and Heating has pulled together a list of our top five seasonal maintenance tips.

Follow these top five tips to ensure you and your home are prepared for the upcoming holidays and the winter season:

  1. Boilers: Boilers are like the motor of your home. They not only protect your family from the winter elements, they are needed to keep everything within your house at a temperature that it can function properly. But like anything, boilers can fail at the most inopportune moments due to faulty parts, pumps, or electrical components. Just like your vehicle, boilers should be serviced on an annual basis to ensure they are working at optimum efficiency and properly heating your home.
  2. Water Heaters: As the weather turns colder, your water heater needs to work harder than usual.This is also the time of year when we Marylanders want to pump more hot water into our sinks, tubs, and showers to stay warm. With this increased activity, underlying issues can emerge. Faulty parts, sediment build up, or a bad winter storm can wreak havoc on your home’s water heater. If you have a gas water heater, it’s important to keep an eye on the pilot, thermocouple, and pilot control valve. In electric water heaters, it’s important to inspect the thermostat and heating elements. A licensed warrior plumber will be able to assess these parts for faults and ensure they are working properly. Sediment and other minerals tend to build up on the bottom of water heaters. This causes your water heater to utilize more energy and lose efficiency over time. Your home’s water heater should be flushed out regularly to avoid build up and prevent damage.
  3. Sump Pumps: A sump pump is only activated when it is needed and is meant to pump water out of and away from your home to avoid flooding. It is often not obvious that your sump pump isn’t working properly until it is too late. If your sump pump is exposed to any extreme temperatures, it may freeze and be able unable to operate. Preventative sump pump maintenance allows your Warrior plumber to identify any issues before they cause any costly damage to your home. Your sump pump should be inspected regularly to ensure it works properly when it’s needed most.
  4. Insulate Pipes: If any of your pipes are housed in non-heated areas, such as a basement or a garage, it is crucial to ensure these pipes are insulated. This protection will help keep your pipes from freezing during the winter.
  5. Outdoor Water Hoses, Faucets, and Interior Shut-Off: Water inside outdoor faucets can freeze and expand if they are left connected during colder temperatures. This expansion can cause connected faucets and pipes to freeze and break. To help prevent this, simply disconnect your water hoses, drain them of any remaining water, and store the hoses in a dry area. After you remove the hose, check the faucet for any leaks or drips that may need to be fixed. A leaking faucet can lead to water damage and severe plumbing issues during a freeze. Once your outdoor faucets are fully fixed, cover and insulate the faucets to avoid future issues. You may also have an interior shut-off valve in your home that is connected to outside faucets and plumbing. To avoid freezing, shut off the interior valve and open the outdoor faucet valve to ensure there is no remaining water in the line that could freeze.

Stay ahead of potential home disasters. We’re here to help! Simply fill out our contact us form or call us at 443-967-3736.

Our Top 5 Seasonal Maintenance Tips

While the holiday season may look a little different this year, the day after holidays are often the busiest days for us at Warrior Plumbing and Heating. Many families experience bustling activities in their homes and falling temperatures can potentially lead to disasters within your home.

To prepare your home for the upcoming holidays and the winter season, Warrior Plumbing and Heating has pulled together a list of our top five seasonal maintenance tips and we have bundled up our most popular (and most crucial) services to save you hundreds of dollars in preparing your home for the season. We are offering a water heater inspection, sump pump inspection, and boiler service for a bundled up low price of just $325. Typically, these services cost upwards of $500 – $600.

Keep in mind, this offer ends December 1st and excludes high-efficiency water heaters & boilers. We’d be happy to give you a fair price on a high-efficiency bundle, however. To bundle up and save, simply fill out our contact us form or call us at 443-967-3736.

Follow these top five tips to ensure you and your home are prepared for the upcoming holidays and the winter season:

  1. Outdoor Water Hoses, Faucets, and Interior Shut-Off: Water inside outdoor faucets can freeze and expand if they are left connected during colder temperatures. This expansion can cause connected faucets and pipes to freeze and break. To help prevent this, simply disconnect your water hoses, drain them of any remaining water, and store the hoses in a dry area. After you remove the hose, check the faucet for any leaks or drips that may need to be fixed. A leaking faucet can lead to water damage and severe plumbing issues during a freeze. Once your outdoor faucets are fully fixed, cover and insulate the faucets to avoid future issues. You may also have an interior shut-off valve in your home that is connected to outside faucets and plumbing. To avoid freezing, shut off the interior valve and open the outdoor faucet valve to ensure there is no remaining water in the line that could freeze.
  2. Insulate Pipes: If any of your pipes are housed in non-heated areas, such as a basement or a garage, it is crucial to ensure these pipes are insulated. This protection will help keep your pipes from freezing during the winter.
  3. Water Heaters: As the weather turns colder, your water heater needs to work harder than usual.This is also the time of year when we Marylanders want to pump more hot water into our sinks, tubs, and showers to stay warm. With this increased activity, underlying issues can emerge. Faulty parts, sediment build up, or a bad winter storm can wreak havoc on your home’s water heater. If you have a gas water heater, it’s important to keep an eye on the pilot, thermocouple, and pilot control valve. In electric water heaters, it’s important to inspect the thermostat and heating elements. A licensed warrior plumber will be able to assess these parts for faults and ensure they are working properly. Sediment and other minerals tend to build up on the bottom of water heaters. This causes your water heater to utilize more energy and lose efficiency over time. Your home’s water heater should be flushed out regularly to avoid build up and prevent damage.
  4. Sump Pumps: A sump pump is only activated when it is needed and is meant to pump water out of and away from your home to avoid flooding. It is often not obvious that your sump pump isn’t working properly until it is too late. If your sump pump is exposed to any extreme temperatures, it may freeze and be able unable to operate. Preventative sump pump maintenance allows your Warrior plumber to identify any issues before they cause any costly damage to your home. Your sump pump should be inspected regularly to ensure it works properly when it’s needed most.
  5. Boilers: Boilers are like the motor of your home. They not only protect your family from the winter elements, they are needed to keep everything within your house at a temperature that it can function properly. But like anything, boilers can fail at the most inopportune moments due to faulty parts, pumps, or electrical components. Just like your vehicle, boilers should be serviced on an annual basis to ensure they are working at optimum efficiency and properly heating your home.

Stay ahead of potential home disasters.  We’re here to help!  Simply fill out our contact us form or call us at 443-967-3736 to bundle up and save.

Save Up To $275 OFF Home Winterization

Temperatures are beginning to fall and winter will soon be upon us! To prepare your home for the winter season, Warrior Plumbing and Heating has put together this quick guide to winterizing your home and has bundled up our most popular (and most crucial) cold weather services to save you hundreds of dollars in preparing your home for the winter season. We are offering a water heater inspection, sump pump inspection, and boiler service for a bundled up low price of just $325. Typically, these services cost upwards of $500 – $600.

Keep in mind, this offer ends December 1st and excludes high-efficiency water heaters & boilers. We’d be happy to give you a fair price on a high-efficiency bundle, however. To bundle up and save when winterizing your home this year, simply fill out our contact us form or call us at 443-967-3736.

Winterizing your home’s plumbing and heating system is a crucial process that prepares your home for inevitable winter weather. Freezing temperatures and snowfall can make your home much more susceptible to damage. With some preparation and a plan in place, you and your home can endure this winter season.

Water Heaters

With freezing temperatures and the ground temperature plummeting, the water entering your home becomes colder. This means that your water heater needs to work harder than usual. This is also the time of year when we Marylanders want to pump more hot water into our sinks, tubs, and showers to stay warm. With this increased activity, underlying issues can emerge. Faulty parts, sediment build up, or a bad winter storm can wreak havoc on your home’s water heater.

If you have a gas water heater, it’s important to keep an eye on the pilot, thermocouple, and pilot control valve. In electric water heaters, it’s important to inspect the thermostat and heating elements. A licensed warrior plumber will be able to assess these parts for faults and ensure they are working properly.

Sediment and other minerals tend to build up on the bottom of water heaters. This causes your water heater to utilize more energy and lose efficiency over time. Your home’s water heater should be flushed out regularly to avoid build up and prevent damage.

Sump Pumps

Maryland winters can beat up our homes with rain, ice, and snow. Flooding can become quite a problem during the winter, especially in the more vulnerable areas of your home like basements and crawlspaces. A sump pump is only activated when it is needed and is meant to pump water out of these vulnerable areas, away from your home, to avoid flooding.

Just like any other system in your home, your sump pump can develop faults. Unlike these other systems, though, it is often not obvious that your sump pump isn’t working properly until it is too late. Preventative sump pump maintenance allows your Warrior plumber to identify any issues before they cause any costly damage to your home. Your sump pump should be inspected regularly to ensure it works properly when it’s needed most.

Boilers

Boilers are like the motor of your home. They not only protect your family from the winter elements, they are needed to keep everything within your house at a temperature that it can function properly. But like anything, boilers can fail at the most inopportune moments due to faulty parts, pumps, or electrical components.

Just like your vehicle, boilers should be serviced on an annual basis to ensure they are working at optimum efficiency and properly heating your home.

Stay ahead of potential home disasters. We’re here to help! Simply fill out our contact us form or call us at 443-967-3736 to bundle up and save.

The Importance of Winterizing Your Home Plumbing

Temperatures are beginning to fall and winter will soon be upon us! To prepare your home for the winter season, Warrior Plumbing and Heating has put together this quick guide to winterizing your home and has bundled up our most popular (and most crucial) cold weather services to save you hundreds of dollars in preparing your home for the winter season. We are offering a water heater inspection, sump pump inspection, and boiler service for a bundled up low price of just $325. Typically, these services cost upwards of $500 – $600.

Keep in mind, this offer ends December 1st and excludes high-efficiency water heaters & boilers. We’d be happy to give you a fair price on a high-efficiency bundle, however. To bundle up and save when winterizing your home this year, simply fill out our contact us form or call us at 443-967-3736.

Winterizing your home’s plumbing and heating system is a crucial process that prepares your home for inevitable winter weather. Freezing temperatures and snowfall can make your home much more susceptible to damage. With some preparation and a plan in place, you and your home can endure this winter season.

Water Heaters

With freezing temperatures and the ground temperature plummeting, the water entering your home becomes colder. This means that your water heater needs to work harder than usual. This is also the time of year when we Marylanders want to pump more hot water into our sinks, tubs, and showers to stay warm. With this increased activity, underlying issues can emerge. Faulty parts, sediment build up, or a bad winter storm can wreak havoc on your home’s water heater.

If you have a gas water heater, it’s important to keep an eye on the pilot, thermocouple, and pilot control valve. In electric water heaters, it’s important to inspect the thermostat and heating elements. A licensed warrior plumber will be able to assess these parts for faults and ensure they are working properly.

Sediment and other minerals tend to build up on the bottom of water heaters. This causes your water heater to utilize more energy and lose efficiency over time. Your home’s water heater should be flushed out regularly to avoid build up and prevent damage.

Sump Pumps

Maryland winters can beat up our homes with rain, ice, and snow. Flooding can become quite a problem during the winter, especially in the more vulnerable areas of your home like basements and crawlspaces. A sump pump is only activated when it is needed and is meant to pump water out of these vulnerable areas, away from your home, to avoid flooding.

Just like any other system in your home, your sump pump can develop faults. Unlike these other systems, though, it is often not obvious that your sump pump isn’t working properly until it is too late. Preventative sump pump maintenance allows your Warrior plumber to identify any issues before they cause any costly damage to your home. Your sump pump should be inspected regularly to ensure it works properly when it’s needed most.

Boilers

Boilers are like the motor of your home. They not only protect your family from the winter elements, they are needed to keep everything within your house at a temperature that it can function properly. But like anything, boilers can fail at the most inopportune moments due to faulty parts, pumps, or electrical components.

Just like your vehicle, boilers should be serviced on an annual basis to ensure they are working at optimum efficiency and properly heating your home.

Stay ahead of potential home disasters. We’re here to help! Simply fill out our contact us form or call us at 443-967-3736 to bundle up and save.

5 Signs It’s Time For A New Water Heater

The only time we tend to think about our water heater is when our shower never warms up or water starts to leak out from the utility closet. An important water heater issue to consider is its efficiency which can impact your monthly utility bill significantly.

Did you know?

  •  The average US home uses 64 gallons of water daily
  • Gas water heaters can heat water up to twice as fast as electric
  • Water heaters account for between 12% and 20% of your utility bill

Water heater tips

 According to the U.S. Department of Energy, your water heater is the second-largest (heating/air conditioning is the first) expense in your home. Depending on the type of water heater, 12 to 18 %of your gas or electric bill is for hot water.  The average American household utilizes 64 gallons of water per day If you have a teen (or teens) your usage could be double that figure.  At the 64 gallon average, the average home will spend between $400 – 600 on water heating per year. This might not seem like much to some but you can reduce that cost.

The U.S. Department of Energy provides several useful tips to save on your home’s water heating:

  • Turn down the water heater thermostat. Often, hot water heaters come set at 140 degrees. 120 is often a good setting for many households.
  • Shorten the shower. A long hot shower can be a relaxing but can be expensive if every night. Think about limiting bathing time and save the long showers for special oc
  • Replace full-flow with low-flow faucets and shower heads. The fewer gallons you use, the lower your utility bill will be.
  • Look at your other appliances which use hot water. Use the hot water settings as needed. If you have had them for 10 years, consider replacing them with new more efficient models.
  • If you didn’t know, using a fully loaded dishwasher is more efficient than hand washing.
  • Leaky faucets add up. A leak as small as one drip per second can add $1.00 to your monthly utility bill.
  • The right fit. For storage water heaters, make sure you are using the correct tank size for your needs. You need your water heater tank to be large enough to handle the busiest hot water usage time in your household, but not too large or you will be wasting energy heating water that you don’t normally need. Warrior Plumbing and Heating can help calculate how many gallons you need in an hour, and find the model with a matching first-hour rating.
  • Old water heaters need to be upgraded. The efficiency of home appliances is constantly improving. If you have a water heater that is more than 10 years old, you need to start shopping for a new model. Make sure you are investing in a model with the “Energy Star” rating label.

Is it time for a new water heater? Here are 5 signs that it’s time!

  1.  Age: Most water heaters begin to have problems when they’ve been in regular use for 8 to 10 years.
  2. Rust: Is your hot water less than clear? Or is rust visible on the storage tank or pipe connections?
  3. Noise: Water heaters should be relatively noiseless. If you notice rumbling noises increasing in volume it’s time to start shopping.
  4. Leaks: It pays to pay regular attention to your water heater. Catching a small leak can save you thousands of dollars in property damage.
  5. Temperature: If your hot water is becoming noticeably cooler, it may be in need of a new thermostat. If your heater is less than 7 years old, a new thermostat may be a good direction to go. If it’s older than 8 years old, odds are that more issues will start and you’ll be better off finding a replacement.

What are my options?

Tankless water heaters

These are small in size and mount to the wall. They heat the water only on demand and provides a constant supply of hot water. Tankless water heaters are 20 – 50% more energy-efficient than storage water heaters, saving a minimum of $100 per year.

Cost: $$

Life Expectancy: 20+ years

Optimization: For homes with larger hot water needs, additional tankless water heaters can be installed in parallel or with separate connections balancing the hot water load.

Tankless coil indirects

These water heating systems leverage the heat from a home’s furnace or boiler. The Tankless version uses a heat exchanger to warm cold water on demand. For this to be an effective system the furnace or boiler needs to on throughout the year and therefore only works in cold climates. The indirect heating system adds a storage tank which contains the heat exchanger (from the furnace or boiler). These heaters have a low installation cost and are efficient but work best in cold climates. These therefore may not be suitable for most Maryland homeowners.

Cost: $$

Life Expectancy: 10-11 Years

Is your water heater costing you more money than it should be? Is it heating efficiently? If you are having any issues with your water heater or if you’d like us to give it a quick inspection, give us a call. We can service any water heater and also assist with the purchase of a new one if needed.

A Need for Sewer Line Inspections in the Baltimore Area

We’ve noticed a greater need for sewer line inspections in the Baltimore area as symptoms of sewer drain clogs begin to appear with the summer weather. Have you noticed any of the following symptoms of a sewer drain clog in your home?

  • Toilet fills up when you run the sink
  • Multiple fixtures are clogged
  • Toilet doesn’t flush or gurgles
  • Tub fills with waste water

If you have begun to notice these symptoms, then you absolutely need a sewer line inspection.

This month, Warrior Plumbing and Heating is offering a sewer line inspection for only $200. Typically, these inspections are estimated at around $400 so that’s a half-off savings of $200! If you’re noticing any symptoms of a sewer drain clog in your home, call today to schedule a sewer line inspection at 443-967-3736. This offer will only last for a short time with an expiration date of August 15th, 2020. Additional costs may apply if there is not an accessible clean out and/or the drain line is longer than 75 feet.

Who needs a sewer camera inspection?

Warrior Plumbing highly recommends getting a camera inspection of your pipes anytime you’ve been having problems with your plumbing system. Whether you’ve been hearing odd gurgling noises, having trouble flushing your toilets, or if your drains are slow to clear. There could be a blockage or a repairable break in your sewer lines that’s causing the issue. This is the type of home maintenance that is best to stay ahead of.

Warrior Plumbing and Heating also recommends that Baltimore area home-owners (or potential home-buyers) take proactive measures to ensure the safety of their home. For home-buyers, we would argue that a sewer line inspection should be a mandatory part of your home inspection checklist. Do not purchase a home without one.

What is a sewer line inspection?

A camera inspection of your lines will reveal major problems from roots overtaking your pipes, or even structural problems such as misalignment, corrosion, and breaks in your pipes. A sewer line inspection is done by using a special high-resolution camera attached to a rod that one of our licensed plumbers will insert through your pipes. A signal transmits from the equipment which will alert us to exactly where any obstructions are. We can then determine how to best clear the blockage and get your line flowing smoothly again. Locating potential problems with your sewer line before they become serious issues can not only save you headaches, but thousands of dollars in unpleasant and highly intrusive repairs.

What are the benefits of a sewer line inspection?

We’ve pulled together this list of the top five benefits of having a sewer line inspection for your home:

  1. No digging Involved – Where once sewer inspections required yard excavations, this advanced technology has made the inspection process less tedious. Only a small entry point into the sewer line is required for the camera to detect any plumbing issues.
  2. Less Labor Costs – Advanced technology has made it possible to complete a sewer line inspection without the use of excavation – saving costs on heavy machinery and a team of contractors. A licensed Warrior plumber can complete this innovative method on their own.
  3. Time Efficiency – The advanced technology has also made it possible to save time completing the inspection itself and ensuring that any issues are resolved early on so that you do not have to waste time and energy fixing the same issues time and time again.
  4. Service integration – After a sewer inspection, your video recording is provided to you and usually stored which makes any service repairs that are needed, run smoothly and efficiently.
  5. Preventative maintenance – Your sewer line provides a vital function to your home by taking away all waste and drainage, but it’s not easy to tell when they’re in danger of backing up or causing a serious problem. A sewer inspection is the best solution for preventing any future plumbing issues and maintaining the health of your home’s plumbing system. Any home owner’s priority should be to make their home significantly sound with routine maintenance.

Stay ahead of potential home disasters and save big this month with our sewer line inspection special. We’re here to help!

Call Us Today at 443-967-3736.

Six Reasons for a Remodel from Warrior Plumbing… Just Named one of Baltimore’s TOP PLUMBERS!

This summer, Warrior Plumbing and Heating, is offering $500 dollars off any bathroom or kitchen remodel. Are you wondering if a remodel is the right decision for you and your family? We’ve pulled together a list of the top reasons to remodel your home:

Six reasons for a remodel from Warrior Plumbing and Heating… just named one of Baltimore’s TOP PLUMBERS!

  1. Immediately Increase The Value of Your Home: Having a freshly remodeled bathroom or kitchen can add thousands of dollars of value to a home.
  2. Lower Your Utility Bills: New fixtures can save on your electricity and water bills.
  3. Increase Your Storage: Tired of having to cram your groceries or toiletries into a limited space? Adding cabinets, shelves, and drawers can provide you more storage space.
  4. Accessibility Needs: Are you looking to create a wider kitchen or build a walk-in shower or bathtub with handles to assist with sitting and standing? Warrior Plumbing can help make your kitchen or bathroom meet your needs.
  5. Outdated Design: Is your kitchen or bathroom just outdated? We can help you replace your outdated design and create a new, fresh space.
  6. Mold and Mildew: Do you struggle with controlling stubborn mold and mildew? Upgrading your ventilation and replacing rough surfaces with smooth surfaces will help with this problem.

Warrior has been doing Baltimore area bathroom and kitchen remodels for years. We know how to finish your remodel on time and on budget!

How will a renovation affect your home value?

Beyond having a kitchen and or bathroom that you will be proud of, there are financial reasons that also make remodeling a good idea. An updated kitchen and bathroom can help your home stand out among prospective buyers, which will help your home to sell faster and for more money if you choose to move.

While each project varies and can be suited to meet your budgetary needs, CostvsValue.com provides average costs for bathroom and kitchen remodels in the Baltimore area. Looking at the figures, you can see that a kitchen or bathroom remodel rewards you with an average increase in home value equal to over 50% of your remodel cost.

That basically means you’re getting your remodel at less than half price!

Be sure to take advantage of our summer special today and save $500 off any bathroom or kitchen remodel by calling us at  443-967-3736. This special will expire September 1st.