All homes have one. Or two. The fact of the matter is, water heaters are an integral part of any residential plumbing system. Not only do they provide hot water for showers, faucets, laundry and other uses, they are actually required by plumbing code and health regulations. They can be powered by natural gas or electricity, and can be located in a variety of locations in the home. It is common to find water heaters in basement, garages, attics, crawlspaces, and closets. Some older homes even had them in kitchens, bathrooms, or bedroom. This is now prohibited by code, stating that a water heater may NOT be located in ANY living space. So basements and garages are now the most common locations for a heater.
Gas-powered water heaters function by using natural gas (or in some rare cases, propane) to heat the tank of water. A pilot light in the heater's combustion chamber stays light 24 hours a day, and ignites the burner when the thermostat reads a temperature below the minimum setting. Temperatures are adjustable up to about 125-130 degrees Fahrenheit, although this is too hot for everyday use. Gas water heaters have an average life span of about 12-15 years with average use, and are the most common type of water heater. They require little to no maintenance, and provide quick, efficient heat. We install Rheem water heaters, most notably the Guardian/Fury models. This is due to the fact that Rheem heaters have an excellent track record for quality, long service life, and excellent customer service.
Electric water heaters use 220-240 volt electricity to operate heating elements inside the tank. These elements are controlled and monitored by thermostats located on the side of the unit. By using the electricity, the thermostats heat the element red hot, thus heating the surrounding water inside the tank. On most models, there is an upper and a lower element and thermostat. Often times during an electric water heater's life, the heating elements and thermostats may have to be serviced or replaced. This can be caused by electrical surges, faulty wiring, or other circumstances. The repair is generally inexpensive, and we can perform it for you within an hour. Electric heaters last for about the same amount of time as gas units, and when replacement time comes, we are your guys. We replace anywhere from 10-15 heaters every week, sometimes more. We have a ready supply of any type of water heater you prefer, and we will supply you with a full warranty, both on our labor and the heater itself.
When sewer line clogs or stoppages become frequent and costly, it is time to take further action and stop paying for monthly calls to clear the line. Repairing the damaged section of piping, or possibly replacing the entire line are your best options.
Ever woken up in the middle of the night to the sound of a running toilet? Stumbling your way through the dark to jiggle the handle has never been a fun proposition, however, almost every toilet will, at some point, begin to run, leak, or make odd noises.
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When the sewer line from your house to the street becomes clogged, there are several possible culprits.Water Heaters
All homes have one. Or two. Water heaters are an integral part of any residential plumbing system.Pressure Regulator
Residential, single family homes have plumbed water systems that are kept at an average of 55-75 psi.