Fall Plumbing Tips

Fall Plumbing Tips: Preparing for Colder Weather

As October rolls in and the temperatures begin to drop here in Maryland, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your plumbing for the upcoming cooler season. To help you get ready and save money in the process, Warrior Plumbing and Heating has bundled up our most essential cool weather services. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide you with fall plumbing tips to protect your home from potential disasters and ensure your plumbing system works efficiently during the colder months.

Cool Weather Special 

To make it easier for you to get your home ready for the colder season, Warrior Plumbing and Heating is offering a bundled package of essential services at a discounted price of just $350. This special package includes a water heater inspection, sump pump inspection, and boiler service, all of which are crucial to keep your home running smoothly as the temperatures drop. Typically, these services would cost between $500 to $600, so don’t miss out on this exclusive offer available until 10/31/23. Please note that this offer excludes high-efficiency water heaters and boilers, but we are happy to provide you with a fair price on a high-efficiency bundle upon request. Additionally, there is an additional $100 charge for steam boiler service.

Cool Weather Services: Tips and Advice 

Water Heaters

As the weather cools down, the water entering your home becomes colder, and your water heater needs to work harder. With increased hot water usage during this season, it’s essential to ensure your water heater is in top condition with a water heater maintenance service. Our licensed plumbers can inspect your gas water heater, checking the pilot, thermocouple, and pilot control valve. For electric water heaters, we’ll inspect the thermostat and heating elements. Regularly flushing out your water heater is crucial to prevent sediment buildup, maintain efficiency, and avoid damage.

Sump Pumps

Maryland’s unpredictable weather can put your home at risk of flooding during the cooler season, especially in vulnerable areas like basements and crawl spaces. A sump pump is your home’s defense against flooding, but it may develop faults over time. These faults may not be evident until it’s too late. Preventative maintenance, including regular inspections, is vital to ensure your sump pump functions correctly when needed most.


Boilers are the heart of your home, ensuring your family stays warm during the colder months. Like any other mechanical system, boilers can experience issues with faulty parts, pumps, or electrical components. To avoid unexpected breakdowns, it’s crucial to schedule an annual boiler service to maintain optimal efficiency and proper heating.

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Besides attending to your water heater, sump pump, and boiler, take a look at our fall maintenance checklist below for valuable tips on maintaining your home:

  1. Protect Your Outdoor Plumbing: To protect your outdoor plumbing from the cool weather, start by disconnecting and storing garden hoses to avoid freezing and potential damage to outdoor faucets and pipes. Next, thoroughly examine outdoor faucets for leaks, and if any are found, address them promptly. To prevent freezing, consider insulating the faucets. Lastly, don’t forget to shut off the interior valve linked to outdoor faucets to ward off freezing and potential future issues.
  2. Check Your Sewer System: Maryland’s weather can stress your sewer system. Consider a camera inspection if you’ve had plumbing problems, as there could be a hidden break in your sewer line causing issues.
  3. Upgrade Your Plumbing Fixtures: As we approach the cooler season, with Thanksgiving and holiday gatherings just around the corner, it’s an ideal time to consider fixture upgrades in your home. Upgrading your fixtures not only enhances the aesthetics of your space but also improves functionality and efficiency. Imagine welcoming your holiday guests with stylish and modern faucets, showerheads, and fixtures that not only elevate the ambiance but also contribute to water conservation. From elegant kitchen faucets for holiday feasts to energy-efficient bathroom fixtures for those cozy winter baths, these upgrades can make your home more inviting and environmentally conscious during this festive season.

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Looking for a Baltimore Area Plumbing Company?

By following these summer plumbing tips and tricks, you can proactively maintain your plumbing system and avoid plumbing emergencies in the summer. Regular inspections, protecting pipes from heat, practicing water-saving habits, and addressing issues promptly are key to keeping your plumbing running smoothly. Remember, prevention is always better than dealing with unexpected plumbing problems. Take these steps to ensure a hassle-free summer without any plumbing headaches. For help in checking that your home is in proper working order through the summer, contact your licensed Warrior plumber online here or call us at 443-967-3736 today.