At Pristine Plumbing, Inc., we have decades of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing electric and gas water heaters. Because on-demand hot water is a necessity, you must have a plumbing company you can count on to restore service quickly and without making a mess. The next time you have water heater problems, remember to call Pristine Plumbing, Inc..
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How To Extend The Life Of Your Water Heater
The average water heater works day and night for years to ensure that your family has hot water whenever they need it. Because these units work day and night without a break, they eventually wear out and require replacement. However, you can extend the lifespan of your water heater by following these simple tips.
Test The Pressure Relief Valve
The pressure relief valve is a built-in safety feature that protects your water heater if the water pressure in the tank gets too high. If the pressure becomes too high, it can lead to the water heater exploding.
Flush The Tank
Over time, sediment builds up in the water tank, which can impede performance and cause the system to fail eventually. To guard against this, empty a few gallons of water from the tank every six to 12 months. If you see dirt and debris in the water, it’s wise to flush and clean the system.
Check The Anode Rod
The anode rod is a piece of metal installed in your water heater that prevents rusting by attracting rust before it reaches the tank. If the anode rod is fully corroded, replace it immediately to protect the tank from rust.
Add A Water Softener
If you live in an area with hard water, you’re more likely to have mineral deposits in your water tank, which leads to a reduced lifespan. Adding a water softener to your home dramatically reduces the amount of sediment that will build up in your water tank.
Give It Space
Another easy and inexpensive thing you can do to prolong the lifespan of your water heater is to give it plenty of room around the unit. These systems need room for air circulation and give you easier access for inspection.
Call A Pro
Call a professional water heater maintenance company to inspect and maintain your water heater to keep it running efficiently and to last as long as possible, and save you from water heater-related headaches in the future.
What To Do If You Notice Your Water Heater Is Leaking
If you notice water leaking from your hot water tank, it’s easy to panic and think that a new hot water tank installation is just around the corner. However, take a deep breath and ask, “How serious is the problem?” The reason to ask this question is that depending on where the water is leaking from determines whether you can get by with a repair or if you need a replacement.
So, the first step when you notice water leaking from your hot water tank is to determine the leak’s location at the bottom of the tank. There are two places you’ll want to look.
First, look at the drain valve, which is the spigot that sits at the bottom of the tank. The next place to look is at the tank itself.
If the leak is at the drain valve, it’s good news because this issue is simple and inexpensive to repair since all you have to do is replace the valve. If, however, the water is draining from the tank, it most likely means it’s rusted through, and you’ll have to replace it.
If you’re not sure what to do when you find water leaking from the water tank, call a professional plumber for help.
When facing a rapidly leaking pipe, call us immediately for our emergency burst pipe repair service.
Top Five Signs You Need Hot Water Heater Repair
Most Orange County homeowners don’t know that their water heaters are going bad until it’s too late. However, it doesn’t have to come to that if you know the warning signs that say your water heater is in danger of failing. Here are the top five signs to watch for that say you should call a water heater repair company fast.
- Fluctuating Water Temperature: Not getting any hot water at all is a sure sign that your water heater has failed, but you should also be aware of fluctuating water temperature because it’s a sign that your system is in trouble and needs repairing before it completely fails.
- Low Water Pressure: Mineral deposits wreak havoc on water heaters. They build upon heating elements causing them to lose efficiency, and they can build up in your pipes, causing water pressure to slow to a crawl. If you notice that you’re getting low water pressure from the hot water spigot, it’s probably because you have mineral deposit buildup.
- Leaks: As mentioned above, water leaks can signify that you have a severe problem with your water heater, so you should perform a quick inspection to determine where the leak is coming from and if it’s coming from the tank itself; call a professional for help.
- Odd Tasting Water: If your water develops a metallic taste, it usually means corrosion is happening somewhere in the system. Also, be aware of cloudy or discolored water because this can be caused by those dreaded mineral deposits again.
- Odd Noises: Occasional sounds coming from your water heater are expected; however, if you notice sounds you’ve not heard before, such as popping, banging, or crackling, it usually means that you have mineral deposits building up in your water tank. If you let this problem go on for too long, it will cause your water heater to fail prematurely.
Water Heater Repair & Installation
We know that it’s important to have a reliable water heater at all times. Water that is too hot or too cold can be inconvenient, and in some cases, even unsafe.
If your water heating system is performing poorly because of dirt or other issues, it can lead to water and gas leaks, lack of heat, and high energy bills. Avoid this with our help.
Our professionals can work with a wide range of water heating systems. They will be able to repair, replace, maintain, and install your system so you don’t have to worry.
If you notice any of these five signs, call Pristine Plumbing, Inc.. for a thorough inspection of your water heater.