Hot Water Systems Installations and Repairs
Your Hot Water System Experts
Hot water is a key piece of every home, assisting in everything from bathing to laundry, dishes, and cooking. When you do not have hot water, it brings everything in your home to a quick halt. This can be prevented when you perform regular maintenance on your unit and when you heed the early warning signs.
Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair?
Not having hot water is a sure sign there is a problem with your water heater. However, there are many other signs, sometimes more subtle, that will let you know it is time to have your unit serviced.
- Metallic tasting hot water
- Rusty coloured water
- Clunking or loud noises from your unit
- Leaking or significant pooling around your unit
- Low hot water pressure
- Lukewarm water
- Taking longer to warm up than normal
When you experience any of these signs, it is a sure sign you need to have your water heater inspected. The solution may be as simple as flushing your system. However, it may be a sign of other worn parts, issues with your gas supply, or that your system may be failing and needing to be replaced.
If you do see flooding or pooling near your water heater, unplug the unit and turn off the water at the source. This will ensure you do not risk electric shock or starting a fire. Then call for help with finding the issue and repairing the unit.
Water Heater Services
Water heaters are designed to last for about 10-12 years. The service life you actually experience are dependent on your water quality and how you care for your unit.
Most manufacturers recommend flushing the unit at least annually. If you live in an area with a higher concentration of minerals and other contaminants, you may need to flush the system more often. You may also look at adding a filtering system to help extend the life of your water heater and other appliances.
You want to bring in a professional plumber to flush your system when it is time. There are two major reasons why. First, the process of flushing can be dangerous, causing significant burns if proper care is not taken. Second, licensed plumbers know how to interpret the signs of wearing parts. You can plan for a water heater repairs or replacement when you catch problems early on.
Water Heater Replacement & Installation
Many well-meaning homeowners think that installing a water heater is no big deal. Installing a new unit can be dangerous and cause property damage if not done correctly. While there may be many videos explaining the basics of how to complete this task, they oftentimes miss the complexity of what really happens.
Here is an overview of the process a professional plumber goes through:
- Disconnecting and draining the current unit
- Bringing in the new unit without damage
- Upgrading plumbing to meet current building codes
- Testing for gas or water leaks
- Disposing of the old unit
Trustworthy Plumbing in the North Beaches Area
Beach Plumbing has been providing plumbing services for over 15 years. Our licensed plumbers understand the necessity of getting your hot water flowing again. Call us to schedule a consultation with one of our water heater experts today.
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