The weather is getting colder as we enter autumn, and Maryland homeowners have a few things to consider when it comes to winterizing their homes. There are a few routine tasks that homeowners should consider for their home’s plumbing before freezing temperatures hit. The experts at Metcalf Plumbing offer water heater service, sewer line inspection, and more to get your home’s plumbing ready for cold weather. Read on to learn more about how to prevent freezing pipes and flooding from giving you a headache this fall.
Water Heater Service
There is nothing worse than looking forward to a shower to stave off the autumn chill, only to find that your water heater is not working as well as it should. While water heaters have a reasonably long life, regular water heater service can help extend their life and detect problems early on. Contact Metcalf Plumbing for routine water heater service to ensure that your appliance is as efficient and effective as possible before we head into winter.
Sump Pump Inspection
Autumn storms and bursting pipes can put a damper on anyone’s home, which is why you should make sure that your sump pump is in good working order. A plumbing professional can inspect your sump pump to make sure that it is ready for when you need it most. It can also be an excellent idea to install a backup sump pump. Backup sump pumps come in a variety of types relying on different power sources. Talk to the experts at Metcalf Plumbing to find out how you can protect your home from flooding, even without power to your home.
Sewer Line Repair
Harsh weather, falling leaves, and old age can ravage a sewer system. It is particularly important to be proactive about the state of your sewer system in Maryland, where fall and winter temperatures can be relatively low. Sewer line repair can often necessitate digging, which is significantly more challenging in freezing temperatures. Ensure that your sewer line can work through the colder months by scheduling a sewer line inspection and repair with Metcalf.
Take Care of Your Hoses
Something that some handy homeowners can manage on their own is shutting off their garden hoses and outdoor spigots for the winter. It is vital that you complete this before the first frost. Shut off your hose bibbs and indoor water supply lines before the freezing weather hits and freezes your pipes. If you are unsure about how to do this or you are interested in installing a frost-proof hose bibb, contact the professionals at Metcalf Plumbing today!
Experience the Metcalf Plumbing Difference
Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!