Get to Know Your Water Heater!

Monday, July 6th, 2020

water-heater-tankHow well do you know your home’s water heater? If you know that it heats up water and that’s about it, there are some more important facts to know, as well as tips for how to best take care of the water heater so it has a long, useful service life.

No, we’re not asking you to become an expert in water heater operation and all the minute details of its construction. And were not asking for you to handle jobs like tank flushing and repairs on your own—which you shouldn’t anyway. The information and tips we have to share are simple, and they can make a big difference for your water heater in Scottsdale, AZ. (more…)

Why Does a Water Heater Need a Regular Flush?

Monday, May 25th, 2020

We recommend our customers have routine maintenance for their water heaters done every year. We include water heater service as part of our Ultimate Savings Agreement Plan, which provides you with excellent plumbing maintenance service each year.

One of the steps we perform to care for your water heater is a water heater flush and fill. The flush is one of the most vital maintenance tasks for a water heater. In fact, you’ve probably heard advice about having it done separately from other maintenance jobs. You may have even read advice on how you can do it yourself.

Before we go further to explain the water heater flush and why it’s important, please keep this in mind: don’t try to flush the water heater on your own. It’s simply too difficult and requires too many extra tools and training. Leave the job to us—we can do it fast and effectively. (more…)

6 Signs to Call for Repairs for Your Water Heater

Monday, February 17th, 2020

water-handsYou don’t want your home’s water heater to fail. There’s never a good time for this to happen. But you can help prevent a surprise water heater breakdown if you watch for warning signs the unit needs repairs. Not all water heater failures give off signs they’re headed for trouble, but most do.

Our plumbers are the experts when it comes to water heaters in Surprise, AZ. Below they’ve listed six common warning signs of a water heater in distress. Call them to examine your water heater if you notice any of them. (more…)

How Old Is “Too Old” for a Water Heater?

Monday, January 6th, 2020

water-heaterNobody wants to go through the trouble of replacing an old water heater. It’s a big project and costly, so homeowners will often settle for poor performance from an ancient water heater and high heating costs rather than take the step of calling a professional to install a new one.

But if you have an old water heater that can’t guarantee you hot showers and costs far more to run than it once did, it’s much better to say goodbye to it and have a fresh start with a reliable and energy-efficient new system.

The big question is “When is a water heater too old?” Let’s take a closer look at the answers. (Yes, there’s more than one.) (more…)

Possible Reasons for Seeing Water Discoloration in Your Home

Monday, November 25th, 2019

water-handsThis isn’t something you want to see: a reddish or brownish discoloration coming from the taps in your house. Something isn’t right if you can’t get clear, non-cloudy water in your house. But what?

It’s tricky to answer that question because there are several sources for water discoloration in household tap water. Some are minor issues that will soon go away. Others may require service for your plumbing in Avondale, AZ. We have extensive experience with all types of plumbing issues, and we’ll run down a short list of the most common causes of discolored water. (more…)

3 Plumbing Nightmares

Monday, October 1st, 2018

screaming-man-frightened-by-plumbing-horrorsHave you ever had an overflowing toilet with a water line that keeps rising closer and closer to the top? Or how about a leaking faucet that keeps you up all night right before a day where you need to be mentally sharp and focused?

While those are certainly some scary or annoying plumbing problems, they’re not the stuff of nightmares. Now that we’re entering the month of Halloween, we’d like to talk about some real plumbing nightmares.

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The Importance of the Anode Rod to Water Heaters

Monday, April 30th, 2018

water-heater-repairYour water heater is one of the most important components in your home: providing safe hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Most water heaters do their jobs quietly and without a fuss, which means that problems can creep up on you without noticing. This is compounded by the fact that most water heaters sit in out-of-the-way parts of your house, and don’t receive much attention so long as they do their job. Because of that, by the time you notice that something is wrong, the situation may be much worse than it appears

In particular, the anode rod is a key part of keeping your water heater functional. It prevents rust in the tank, but it needs to be replaced every two or three years. Otherwise, your water heater can quietly fall apart without you ever realizing it. Here’s a quick breakdown of why the anode rod is so important. (more…)

Is There Trouble with Your Water Heater?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

water-heater-repairWater heaters are indispensable parts of your household: providing safe, reliable hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. They’re typically placed in out-of-the-way parts of the home, such as the basement or garage, and don’t make a lot of noise when they’re running. Most homeowners take them for granted, which unfortunately can turn around and bite them in the event of a breakdown. (more…)

Beware These Water Heater Problems

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

water-heater-repairWater heaters are built to withstand quite a bit of strain. That’s a good thing, since they cope with a significant amount of demand 24/7. While water heaters are more resistant to developing issues than, say, an air conditioner, they can still have problems crop up every now and then. It’s a good idea for you to know the signs that your water heater is in trouble, so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. Faster repairs means more damage prevented, which is good for you in the long run. Have a look at some of the most common signs that your water heater is having issues. (more…)

Beware These Water Heater Problems

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Water heaters can go quite a while without developing issues, which is rather impressive given the amount of strain the average water heater is put under. However, no water heater can last forever without developing issues. Make sure that you know the signs that your water heater is in trouble, so that you can have your system repaired as quickly as possible. (more…)