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.
Water Heater Repair
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.
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.
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.
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
Are you constantly having to press the reset button on your water heater? Therefore this can be a sign that your water heater needs to be looked at by an Orlando plumbing company. Water heaters come factory set at 120 degrees. The reason for this is because if the heater is set at 120 degrees it will prevent Bactria growth and is not hot enough to cause burns.When a water heater malfunctions it can overheat the water causing safety concerns. This is why every heater has multiple safety devices to protect you. When the thermostats malfunction this causes water to get extremely hot. Therefore the safety button in the device will trip. This cuts power to heater and water will cool down. Usually the customer will notice the water get extremely hot then go cold. Pressing the reset button will work temporarily. Once the heater reaches and goes over 120 … Continued
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 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
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
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