Water Heater FAQs

As a homeowner, you probably give little thought to your water heater unless it’s not functioning properly. In fact, the average homeowner probably knows very little about this essential home appliance! Today on the blog, your friends at Drain Genie Plumbing Services are answering a few frequently asked questions we get about water heaters so you can start to understand yours a little better.

What Size Water Heater Is Right for You?

If you’re looking to replace your water heater, it’s important to ensure you get the right size for your house and family. Depending on your family’s size and shower habits, you could easily end up with a surprise cold shower if you don’t choose the right size water heater. Of course, if you hate cold showers, you could just buy the biggest size possible, but that comes with a pretty high price tag and may not be necessary. So what size is right for you? Before you decide, consider these points from your friends at Drain Genie Plumbing Services.

3 DIY Plumbing Projects You Should Never Attempt

If you’re a fairly handy homeowner, it can be pretty tempting to save money by completing home projects yourself. In most cases, this is a great idea! You can find plenty of how-to’s online and teach yourself how to build and fix things around the house. However, there are a few projects that really do require a professional because the consequences of doing them wrong far outweigh any money saved. If you need any of these three plumbing projects completed, call on the experts at Drain Genie Plumbing Services.

3 Reasons Your Water Takes So Long to Heat

On a chilly winter morning, the last thing you want to do is wait around for your shower to get hot. If you feel like your water is taking too long to heat up, there may be some things you can do to speed up the process. At Drain Genie Plumbing Services, we know water heaters, so read on to learn about why your water heater is so slow and what you could be doing about it.

3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Most homeowners don’t give much thought to their hot water heater – as long as it’s working. But trust us, the second it stops working, you’ll notice. If you’re setting your tap as hot as it will go and your water is still cold, it’s time to call your friends at Drain Genie Plumbing Services. Hopefully, your problem is an easy fix, but if not, here are three signs you’ll need to replace your water heater this fall.

Choose Drain Genie for Your Plumbing Needs

As much as we all hope it won’t happen to us, various plumbing issues and emergencies happen every day to everyone. Luckily, a quick Google search can show you all the available plumbers in your area. So out of all those options, why should you choose Drain Genie? Let us give you a few reasons why our customers keep coming back, and why they refer us to their friends.

Are There Benefits Going From Gas To Electric Water Heaters?

Our Orlando plumbers get this question a lot are there benefits going from gas to electric water heaters? So your water heater is on the fritz leaking you find out you have too replace it. First thing is what kind of heater is it gas? electric? believe it or not most customers don’t even know if its electric or gas. Once you determine what kind of water heater it is next is pricing. This is where customers panic and want to potentially switch to electric. Below we will list pros and cons of electric and gas water heaters.Gas Water Heaters ProsGas heaters are very efficient recovery for a 40 gallon gas heater will recover much faster then an equivalent electric heater. Therefore hot water will last longer.Gas heaters are also very cost effective they are very cheap to run. They can save you big time money on your utility bill.Gas … 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

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