How To Adjust Temperature On Your Water Heater

How do you adjust the temperature on your water heater? Most water heaters come preset from the factory at a temperature of 120 degrees. For most people this is a perfect heat setting but some people like it hotter. Adjusting the temperature of an electric water heater is not always commonsense most heaters you really have to know how and where to higher the temperature. To adjust the temperature start by locating the breaker for your heater and shutting it off. Next you will need a screwdriver. There will be two panels on the front of the heater unscrew the top and bottom panels and remove them. Once you remove them you will see a plastic cover these usually just pop out. Once these are removed you will see in the top portion of the upper panel and lower panel a temperature adjustment called a thermostat. With a screwdriver adjust … Continued

Is Your Water Heater’s Reset Button Continuously Tripping

We all know how important hot water is in our daily routines hot showers, laundry and washing dishes to name a few. So when your water heater’s reset button keeps tripping what should you do? The first time it happens remove the top panel on the water heater. Inside you will see a red reset button push it to reset the thermostat. If you do this and the button keeps tripping there is a problem with the thermostat and it should be replaced. When this happens try to notice if the water gets extremely hot right before it goes out. This indicates that the thermostats are bad or going bad. The reset button usually trips for safety to prevent the tank from overheating and potentially becoming a bomb. If your heater is continuously tripping you should call a Orlando plumbing company to replace the thermostats. We usually recommend replacing all … Continued

What To Do When You Have A Leaking Water Heater

What do you do when you have a leaking water heater? A water heater is a big part of our daily lives. Whether it is taking a shower, bath or washing dishes having hot water is a must! So when your hot water heater stops working, it is a big problem. What causes your hot water heater to stop working?  One of the biggest reasons is a leaking water heater. Most heaters last on average 10 years. Some heaters may last longer, some shorter; it just depends on the water condition and the maintenance on the water heater. What should you do in the event you walk into your garage and find water around your water heater. Before you call an Orlando plumbing company, here are some things to check if you have water around your heater.Check the pipes going into the top of the heater. Make sure there are no … Continued

Do’s And Don’ts Of Holidays And Your Plumbing

 It’s that time of the year already, can you believe it! The holidays are fast approaching. Which means our plumbing systems get more usage and can sometimes become overwhelmed. Whether it’s the extra usage in the kitchen from preparing holiday meals. To the extra house guests we often get this time of year. This can not only be a added stress to you but also your home. Especially if your home is a older home or is on a septic system. So here are some holiday do’s and don’ts:Don’ts:    Don’t use your garbage disposal like a trash compactor. This is the biggest thing we see during the holidays. Especially older homes there drains are usually smaller in size and can’t handle the food waste. The biggest thing is don’t neglect your homes plumbing if there is a small plumbing issues get it resolved before it turns into something bigger.DO’S: … Continued

Bad Smell From Hot Water Heater ?

Having smelly water can be frustrating. Where is it coming from? What is causing it? Well, start by isolating the source. Check if it’s coming from the hot or cold side. A majority of the time it comes from your hot water heater. Hot water heaters are dark and warm a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. If bacteria gets into the water supply it will breed in water heater causing an egg smell. This can be very hard to get rid of. One way to help if you have smelly hot water is to hire an Orlando plumber and have them disconnect the feed to the hot water heater and dump in hydrogen peroxide. This will kill Bactria and not harm the internal workings of the water heater. If you have a smell in your water supply it is a good idea to fix the issue ASAP because the bacteria can … Continued

Water Heater Repairs In Casselberry FL

Having your water heater go out is very frustrating whether there’s no hot water at all or your showers getting colder quicker; it can definitely be aggravating. So what water heater repairs can be made?  And when is it better to replace your heater? There are only a few things that can go wrong with electric water heaters and many customers don’t really know when they should have the water heater repaired or replace it. Lets go over the few things that can go wrong with a water heater and when you may have to call a Casselberry plumber to make a plumbing repair: Bad breaker:   Having a bad electrical breaker can cause the water heater to get no hot water. This can be diagnosed by testing the power to the unit.  A plumber can diagnose a bad breaker, but a electrician should be called to replace the breaker.Thermostats and … Continued

Is Your Water Heater Leaking Or Is It A Slab Leak?

You pull your car in the garage after a long day at work to find water around your water heater flowing slowly toward the garage door. You automatically assume the water heater is leaking, but not always is that the case. The average water heater lasts about 10 years although sometimes you have a heater that lasts shorter than that. If your heater is newer but your home is older (built in the 90’s or earlier), It could very well be a slab leak or a wall leak. Behind most water heaters are what’s called a manifold system. This is where the hot and cold water is dispersed throughout your home. It’s also a common spot for plumbing leaks to occur. There are also cases where below the slab in that area develops leaks in the piping and the water will work it’s way up into the garage. Before your … Continued

Need A Deland Plumber Call Drain Genie Plumbing Services

Are you located in Deland FL,  and are in need of a Deland plumber. We are now expanding our services to the Deland area.   We are a full service plumbing company and can help you in all your plumbing needs from 24 hour emergency plumbing repairs, water heater repairs and installs, leak detection to drain cleaning and sewer video inspection. Deland is a mostly an older home community and it takes a plumbing company thats experienced in repairs on older homes. We have a long track record of superior customer service. When you call you will talk to a actual plumber not a answering service or receptionist. We are excited about expanding our service to the Deland FL area we look Forward to Growing in Deland. If you need quick service call a local plumber we are local and can in most cases get to you fairly quickly.Drain cleaning … Continued

Reasons Why To Drain Your Water Heater

We get questions all the time about whether it is a good idea to drain your water heater. The answer is yes, but it also depends on how old the water heater is and if or when it was drained last. This matters because if your Orlando water heater is very old and has never been drained or it was drained a long time ago, it can cause more issues. The main issue is the drain at the bottom clogging and not being able to shut off. But, if you have a new water heater it is a very good idea to drain it once a year. Why is it a good idea to do this? Here are a few reasons:Draining your water heater yearly adds life to your water heater, removing sediment which prematurely rusts out water heaters.Next big thing is that it saves electric and/or gas, this is … Continued

Is That Your Water Heater Leaking Or Not?

You go out into your garage and notice a big wet stain around your water heater. Most people automatically assume that their water heater has sprung a leak, but this is not necessarily the case all the time. Water around the heater is usually a heater leak, but sometimes not. Here are some things to check to tell if it is your water heater or not.Is it by an A/C unit? If it is check and see if your unit is wet. Then, check the drain many times. If your air conditioner is clogged, it will back up on the ground around the heater, making it look like a water leak.Next, if you are in an older home there is also a chance that you have a leak in the wall behind the water heater. To check for this, run your hand along the wall behind the water heater. It … Continued