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.


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…)

Why is My Water Not Consistently Hot?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Have you ever been taking a shower, and been suddenly doused with an unexpected blast of cold water? If so, then you may have a problem with your water heater. Inconsistencies with water temperature are a common symptom of water heater issues. They can be repaired fairly easily by a professional. Before you call one, though, read on to find out why your water heater is having trouble consistently providing hot water. (more…)

Why is My Water Not Consistently Warm?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

It can be terribly frustrating to have your water heater fail to provide hot water consistently. No one likes receiving a sudden blast of cold water in the middle of a hot shower. This is a fairly common problem and, thankfully, is one that tends to have an easy solution. Read on to find out more about why your water may be switching back and forth between hot and cold. (more…)

3 Water Heater Problems to Watch Out For

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

As one of your major appliances, the water heater is responsible for much of the comfort of your home. While we all take hot water and automatic dish and clothes washing for granted these days, it’s important to realize where that essential amenity comes from. All water heaters will experience problems from time to time, even those that have meticulously maintained. Keep an eye out for the following 3 signs that you might have a water heater problem:

1. Not Enough Hot Water

Everyone loves a nice cold shower, right? Bathing and showering are two of the activities that rely upon hot water, and so you’ll probably notice a problem in the bathroom first. If it’s a relatively minor and gradual loss of hot water, and your system is relatively new, then you probably just need a flush or tune-up. But if your system is over 10 years old, and you’re losing hot water capacity as a steady clip, then you might be looking at replacement.

2. Strange Noise from Your Water Heater

Your water heater does not boil water. Obviously, that would be extremely dangerous to you and your family. So, if it sounds like it’s “boiling”, then it needs to be serviced. That sound is often related to excessive sediment built-up inside the tank. If there are other apparently inexplicable sounds, or it sounds as though your water heater is turning on and off, then have it checked out.

3. Rise in Bills

Another common problem related to water heaters is an unexpected increase in the cost of producing hot water. Because it accounts for such a large proportion of your gas and/or electricity expenses, you’ll want to make sure to keep an eye out for any sudden increases.

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