Thursday, September 21st, 2017
As witnessed in the news, fall can be the season for catastrophic weather for many homeowners. The Mid-Atlantic is no stranger to intense rainfall and flooding, and sadly many homeowners are unprepared for the consequences.
We at Guardian Plumbing in Davidsonville, MD have seen our fair share of flooding and sump pump emergencies. A sump pump is a necessary appliance that is often ignored until it is too late. Without an operational sump pump your home could incur thousands of dollars in damage and repairs, and possibly higher insurance premiums for years to come.
A failed sump pump can occur when…
- the power had gone out.
- the sump pump gets turned off or unplugged.
- the sump pump is too small to handle the water flow.
- the sump pump is not working correctly due to motor burn our or other mechanical malfunction.
To ensure that your sump pump is working correctly you can hire a professional plumbing contractor to service your appliance. When purchasing a new sump pump be sure that the appliance has the same or better flow capacity as the one you are replacing.
You can also purchase a back up system for your sump pump. Battery back ups, water powered back up and generator backs are ideal if you you loose power frequently. Some systems even have alarms to alert homeowners when your sump pump has reached its water fill limits.
Friday, August 11th, 2017
Clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing problems. One of the difficulties of trying to handle clogged drains yourself is that a seemingly small plumbing problem can mask bigger ones. Homeowners can waste a lot of time and money trying to fix plumbing problems on their own, only to find that the solutions they chose didn’t work, or even made matters worse.
When to Call A Professional Plumber
Plumbing systems are more complicated than they used to be. Why not make better use of your time and seek the help of a professional plumber, who has the expertise and the equipment to make a dirty job go much more smoothly?
Choosing a Reliable Plumber
Guardian Plumbing has 30 years of experience unclogging drains and serving the plumbing needs of the Annapolis, Maryland area. Our technicians are trained, licensed and insured, and we operate our family-owned business at the height of efficiency for our customers. We have a Rapid Response team that is available 24 hours, so that when your plumbing problems get out of control, we can be there when you need us.
We have the right equipment for the job, too. Our modern, state-of-the-art drain cameras allow us to find the root of the problem very quickly and easily, so that we can be in and out of your home or business in record time. We also have a hydro jetting service that we can use for apartment complexes, restaurants, and other businesses to remove grease build-up in commercial drains.
Next time you have a stubborn clogged or slow drain, count on Guardian Plumbing in Annapolis to take care of it, with the least amount of fuss or bother to you.
Monday, July 17th, 2017
Have you recently moved into a new home in Anne Arundel County? Guardian Plumbing Services, Inc. offers residential plumbing services when you need them the most. Based out of Annapolis, Maryland, Guardian Plumbing services surrounding areas including Delaware, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland. When you’re experiencing plumbing issues within your home, we aim to provide reliable, top-notch priority repair services immediately. In addition to emergency residential plumbing services, we also offer preventive maintenance plans that help to protect you from experiencing costly emergency plumbing repairs in the future.
The Guardian Plumbing Difference
The plumbing system within your home is something that you use on a day to day basis. From simply washing your hands to taking a shower or flushing the toilet, it is important for your plumbing system to continuously run smoothly. Guardian Plumbing uses licensed and insured contractors to protect you when taking advantage of repair services. Our highly-trained and licensed technicians guarantee your safety while providing you with warranties on installations for up to one year.
Emergency Residential Plumbing Services
As a homeowner, you may experience a plumbing emergency at some point in time. No matter what time of day you choose to call, you will be greeted over the phone by a live customer representative who is able to dispatch a plumber to your home at their earliest availability. Whether you’re dealing with an overflowing toilet that need repair right away or have a leaking pipe that needs to be fixed the next day, Guardian Plumbing is available to provide you with plumbing services and assistance 24/7.
Residential Preventive Maintenance
Our residential plumbing services include preventive maintenance plans for your overall protection. Service contract customers receive priority repair attention when experiencing a plumbing emergency. Some services included in preventive maintenance plan include winterizing and de-winterizing of water hose bibs, checking toilets, faucets and pipes for leaks, checking water heater relief valves, adjustment of hot water temperatures, inspecting pipes for corrosion and more.
Simply contact Guardian Plumbing today to set up your next service call. Free quotes are available for all residential plumbing services and installations.
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Summer can produce some of the year’s most severe storms and a flooded basement can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Guardian Plumbing of Annapolis, Maryland would like to remind homeowners to check your sump pump frequently over the summer months when there is potential for flooding. By following a few simple steps you can avoid a common home disaster.
Following these steps to check the working condition of your sump pump:
- Make sure the exit pipe is free of clogs or debris.
- Check that your sump pump is plugged into an electrical outlet and check its basin for any clogs, removing any debris.
- Slowly pour about 5 gallons of water into the sump pump basin, not exceeding the level of the basin itself. The sump pump should turn on and begin to pump out the water.
- If your sump pump contains a float, make sure that it is free from any obstructions.
If the pump does not turn on then it is possible that the pump needs to be replaced. This maintenance should be done at least twice a year so you know your pit is clean and will have an early indicator if the pump may malfunction. It is much cheaper to replace a pump than to replace your personal items that can be damaged in a flood.
Guardian Plumbing services all of your residential plumbing needs including sump pump replacement. They are a trusted plumber that is family owned and operated, serving Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC and Northern Virginia. They offer frees quotes on all residential plumbing needs and offer 24 hour emergency response services.
Monday, May 1st, 2017
Even though temperatures are heating up outside no one wants to be forced to take a cold shower! But, it happens, usually when you least expect it. You turn the shower knob towards “H” and minutes later you get nothing but frigid cold water. Only now do you realize that it’s been an eternity since you’ve even laid eyes on your water heater.
Luckily, there’s Guardian Plumbing in Davidsonville, MD that offers 24/7 emergency services for plumbing problems like a broken hot water heater. In fact, water heater repairs are the most common service call that we receive.
So, how do you ensure that you will not be taking a cold shower again in the near or far future?
1. Service your water heater annually by flushing it and checking the pressure value for proper working condition. Don’t feel up to the task? Call a Professional.
2. Prevent future plumbing problems by signing up for a Homeowners Protection Plan. With Guardian Plumbing this bi-annual service includes inspection and routine maintenance of your residential plumbing system.
With our Residential Plumbing Preventative Maintenance Plan no one needs to take a cold shower. We service our contracted customers first and give them priority repair attention in addition to regular service rates and 10% off any parts or materials.
All of our repair work is approved by our customers prior to service and we supply our customers (and potential customers) with a free quote. If you live in the Annapolis,MD don’t left out in the cold. Get peace of mind with Guardian Plumbing.
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Plumbing emergencies can happen to anyone. Even the most diligent homeowner can not control external factors such as the weather. For example, spring and summer storms along with heavy downpours can cause dirt, leaves, and other matter to build up and block outside drains; causing sewage back-ups in your home.
Other plumbing emergencies such as frozen and burst pipes can also be caused by mother nature. Even as a pro-active homeowner, it can be difficult to plan for and anticipate all of the situations that life throws your way.
Finding a solid, reliable plumber when you need one can sometimes be a real challenge. Whether it’s for your home, or your business, you need someone you can trust, with a reputation that makes them stand out. Licensed, bonded, and insured, Guardian Plumbing Services has been serving the Baltimore-Washington Metro area for over two decades with professional service and 24 hour a day availability, because plumbing emergencies know no schedule.
If you need residential service, Guardian can handle any problem that may come up; clogged drains, leaks, water heater issues and a lot more. While responding to these emergencies is great, the better solution is to prevent them from occurring in the first place by taking advantage of their Residential Preventive Maintenance Plan. This will eliminate most plumbing issues, but should an emergency arise, you will receive first-priority service, you will save 10% on parts and material if repairs are needed, and you won’t have to pay after-hours or weekend rates.
Monday, March 20th, 2017
Spring is here and most homeowners are focused on cleaning up the yard and getting their home interiors in tip top shape. Spring cleaning is an important part of maintaining a home but many homeowners tend to neglect the upkeep on essential systems that makes a home run effieciently.
Your plumbing system works hard to supply your family with clean water to drink, cook with, and bath in. Many homeowners and property managers lack the knowledge to properly service their residential plumbing needs.
Depending on your specific system, plumbing maintenance could include the following:
- changing your water filter
- cleaning your sump pump exhaust line
- cleaning your air conditioning condensate line
- flushing out your water heater
- checking your hose bibs (outside faucets) for dripping
- check all the shutoff valves in your residence
These simple items that go unchecked usually are the cause of very costly damages requiring expensive repairs. A simple yearly cleaning and inspection of these few items can save you unbelievable amounts of money not only on your utility bills but also from having emergency repairs and other collateral damage (mold and mildew being just two).
Most of these maintenance items are described in the owner’s manual of your different appliances. Also, a good resource would be the internet for finding out the proper maintenance instructions.
If you do not have the time or energy service these items yourself, or perhaps you have several rental properties where it would be impossible to do it all yourself, feel free to give Guardian Plumbing Services a call and we can handle it for you. We also offer 24- hour emergency plumbing services and a Preventive Maintenance Plan that includes a bi-annual inspection and service for your residence.
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Guardian Plumbing Bathroom Remodeling Service provides clients with a complete array of five star services designed to address the most difficult plumbing problems. Servicing the Northern Virginia, DC, Delaware, Annapolis and greater Maryland areas; we continually ensure a level of customer satisfaction that has made us one of the most successful operations in business today.
We service both commercial and residential properties and provide 24 hour live response. In addition to unclogging drains, fixing leaks and offering standard service repair; we provide services that may be unfamiliar or surprise new and prospective clients. Not only do we install plumbing for newly constructed homes and businesses, we also craft and design plumbing systems to ensure your operation functions sensibly and easily. We also service water heaters and conduct video plumbing inspections. To date, this is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to diagnosis a plumbing issue short of demolition.
Our hydro jetting serves a dual purpose as it allows us to use our high pressure wash to blast gunk and garbage that accumulates in piping over time. It also works as a preventative tool to ensure pipes remain clean significantly reducing the likelihood of developing a clog in the first place. Today, all homes and businesses are required to maintain working backflow devices. Backflow devices prohibit your plumbing entrance into municipal water supplies. We regularly test these devices to ensure they are in proper working condition. Should your device fail the test, we repair and file applicable paperwork on your behalf.
Please visit our website for a free quote, and read what our many, satisfied customers have said about us. Our professional staff seeks to build long term relationships and understands the value of a happy client. We guarantee your satisfaction long after the visit is over. Contact us today.
Friday, January 6th, 2017
Your home’s worst winter nightmare–frozen pipes. As the Mid Atlantic prepares for freezing temperatures, make sure your home’s plumbing is prepared by winterizing it with the appropriate steps.
In recent years it is estimated that a quarter of a million homes’ pipes freeze each year. A crack 1/8th of an inch can leak as much as 250 gallons of water a day, destroying your home’s interior and its contents. Inadequate insulation is often to blame but poor line installation can also make any exposed plumbing pipes freeze in cold temperatures. Pipes that run outside your home, at exterior walls, need to be insulated including ones in unheated areas such as basements, attics and crawlspaces.
If you are away from your home keep the heat at 60 degrees or more and be sure to turn water off at the main valve and open faucets to prevent freezing and bursting pipes. This holds true for instances when your home’s heat fails for an extended amount of time. In this case, open faucets allow for the thawing water to expand and drain out instead of bursting. In contrast, your outside garden hose faucets should always be turned off during winter months on both the exterior and interior to avoid freezing.
If you detect a frozen pipe or a water leak, turn off the main water supply– it is best to leave a burst pipe problem for a professional plumber to fix. Be sure to contact your insurance company if there is any sort of water damage to your home. Do not try to thaw any suspect pipe on your own, especially with an open flame. This could cause further damage to your pipes or, in the worst-case scenario, even start a fire.
Guardian Plumbing of Annapolis, Maryland has the experience and technical knowledge to service all of you home’s plumbing needs. We also offer emergency service for any potential plumbing diasters–including frozen pipes.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
With 2017 quickly approaching many home and business owners will be looking ahead to improve upon their investments in the new year. A home or business’ plumbing system is a vital part of its daily operation and when a problem occurs you need a trusted company to service and maintain all your plumbing needs.
Guardian Plumbing provides a range of services to many residents and restaurant owners in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and the District of Colombia. They are family owned and operated with a focus on providing excellent customer service.
In addition to quality service Guardian Plumbing offers 24 hour emergency service with a live operator. Guardian also provides only the most skilled, professional technicians to meet your needs.
With these plans, Guardian Plumbing will always respond immediately to unexpected plumbing issues. One bonus is that there are no late-night or weekend emergency rates to pay. Not only that, but clients get 10% off all parts and materials. No repairs are made without the approval of the client.
When your home or business is in need of plumbing services, maintenance, or improvements, Guardian Plumbing or Davidsonville, MD can take care of your investment.