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

I Am Getting No Hot Water In My Home.

I am getting no hot water in my home. No hot water can be caused by many different things and it all depends on how it starts. Usually running out of hot water can be very aggravating and we will go over some of the reasons why you run out of hot water: 1. Water is hot then gets very cold quick is very common water heater problem if your water gets cold quickly chances are you have a blown heating element. This will affect the amount of hot water in the tank if only one element is working then your water heater will only heat half the tank. 2. Hot water gets extremely hot and then gets cold and does not heat up. This problem is usually caused by a bad thermostat. Thermostats control how hot the water gets and when the temputure is hot enough it shuts down … Continued

High Water Bill Check Your Water Heater Expansion Valve ..

So the city knocks on your door and leaves a notice informing that you have a leak and they shut your water off and tell you to call an Oviedo plumbing contractor to find and fix the leak. There are times that a leak like this is located outside by the meter box or under the slab of the home but most of the common scenerios are toilet flappers and the water heater expansion valve or the temperature relief valve. If you get a notice, we at Drain Genie Plumbing Services suggest to check your water heater expansion valve. So how can you tell if its the expansion valve? Well look at the water heater and on the top of the piping of the water heater there is a brass metal fitting which has a 1/2 inch discharge line that usually runs outside of the home. Then follow that line and … Continued

Do You Have A Tankless Water Heater With Low Pressure.

Tankless hot water heaters are very popular nowadays. People are putting them in and not knowing the down falls of having a tankless water heater. Most people think of the short term pros which are the two obvious first is the fact that they have unlimited hot water the second is it takes up less space. But no one thinks about down the road problems such as if the tankless water heater goes out and needs to be serviced by your Orlando plumber most plumbing companies don’t carry parts and have to order it so if it goes out on the weekend or at night you will be without hot water for a longer period of time. The most common con for having a tankless hot water heater is low water pressure. This happens over time. What is the cause for this? Well living in Central Florida we have some … Continued

Differences In Water Heater Safety Devises.

It’s good to know different Water heater parts. Many people don’t know the difference between the T&P and expansion valve. The difference is the T&P valve on your water heater which is the part of the water heater in the middle of the hot and cold water feeds on the top of the water heater tank and this is a safety device that is meant to relieve pressure. If your tank is overheating, this is a safety device that if leaking there is a reason and either the water is getting too hot or the valve is bad and needs to be replaced. The reason why it’s not good to cap this is that if capped and it needs to relieve the pressure and can’t it is like a bomb in your Apopka Florida home. If it is leaking, we at Drain Genie Plumbing suggest calling your local Apopka plumber to check it out. The expansion valve is similar but … Continued

Orlando Plumbing Tips : Choosing The Right Water Heater

There are many different types of water heaters to choose from in Orlando FL. You have standard tank type water heaters, tankless water heaters, gas water heaters, and hybrid water heaters. The right heater depends on a few things and energy ratings are always a good factor. Just remember if you compare the water heater to your old heater, its good to look at the kilo watts used per year not the dollar amount. The dollar amount will always be higher on the new heater because of inflation and the cost of electric is more, that is why you should compare to the kilo watts and the new heater should be less. In tankless heaters, the gas tankless are a lot more efficient than the electric tankless. Most Orlando plumbers won’t even install electric tankless heaters because there are a lot of problems with electric tankless water heaters. Hybrid water heaters are also a good choice as they save … Continued

Why Does My Water Heater Have To Be Replaced?

There are many reasons why your Apopka water heater will fail. The main four components to a water heater are the tank, Thermostats, elements and anode rod. The average life span on a heater is 8-10 years and after that you are better off replacing the heater or you will have your Apopka plumber constantly doing water heater repairs to your heater. If you suddenly get very hot water this is a sign that the thermostat is getting ready to go. When this goes it is best to do a complete water heater rebuild and replace both upper and lower thermostats and elements. Yes, it will cost a little more but you won’t have to worry about it for a while. Most plumbing companies will just replace the element or thermostat that is bad for a reason. Another service call and the plumber will make more money to come back and replace it piece by piece. If … Continued

What Homeowners Forget to Buy for a New Water Heater

There are a few things that people don’t realize when they shop around for a new water heater install. Many people just call to get the lowest price but with the lowest price the Orlando plumber may cut corners and you will not know unless you know what you are looking at. One of the things that new Orlando water heaters need are either an expansion valve like the Watts 530 or an expansion tank. These are to be installed on the cold side and are now code. These little devices do cost money to install so you should ask if the lowest Orlando plumbers quote is going to include this. A lot of cities in Central Florida are now installing double check valves at the meter and when they install this device it keeps anything from going from your water supply into the city. In return when your Orlando … Continued

4 Things You Should Know about Your Water Heater

When water heater problems arise it can be a nuisance because cold showers are not fun. Before calling an Orlando plumber their are some things you should know to save time and have a proper price quoted to you over the phone. Here is a check list on what to know before you make that call to your local plumber: Is the water heater leaking or just not producing hot water? This question is big because this answer is going to mean replacement or repair and if it is leaking chances are the tank is cracked and it must be replaced. Is it an electric water heater or gas? This is also important because a gas water heater replacement is much more than an electric heater. Also, if it needs repair it the difference between a thermal couple or elements and thermostats. Where is the water heater located and is it … Continued

Introducing the Unbelievable Energy Saver

Are you installing a hybrid water heater in your Orlando-Lake Mary home and want to know is it worth the extra out of pocket expense of the heater. The hybrid water heater works off a heat pump system and is supposed to be a lot more energy efficient but how much more energy efficient is it? Well the average standard electric water heater costs about 600 dollars a year to operate and this cost with an average household with big families, the cost can be higher. The 50 gallon standard heater uses 4879 Kwh per year which is usually about 600 a year or 50 dollars a month where the hybrid water heater uses about 1890 Kwh per year at about 20 dollars a month which is about a 62% savings which is a yearly savings of 360 dollars which would pay for itself and the labor to install it … Continued