Most people have had an experience where they have run out of hot water during a shower, and it is never a pleasant one. We use water heaters for several different tasks around the house, and when your stops working it can be particularly troubling.
Having access to respected hot water heater contractors like Plumbing Solutions will ensure your water heater is up and running again in no time. We provide service to the residents of Concord, CA and surrounding area, and all it takes is one call for us to be there with the solution you need.
Our Concord plumbers offer a ten point water heater systems safety and maintenance service that covers the entire hot water system in your home.
- Gas Regulator Valve or Electric Heating Element
- Emergency Shut Off Valve
- Tank Corrosion Check
- Fittings Check
- Sacrificial Anode Rod Check
- Scale Build Up Check
- Sediment Check and Flush
- T&P Valve Check
- Water Inlet Connection Check
Signs of a Malfunctioning Water Heater
When it is time for hot water heater repair, you’ll usually see signs that something isn’t right before it stops working altogether. Some of the most common ones include a leaking tank, an increase in your water bill, loud rumbling or banging during operation, water that takes a long time to heat up or poor water pressure in your home. If you notice any of these signs, give us a call for a solution.
Why is My Water Heater Delivering Rusty Water?
The sacrificial anode system prevents the interior of the water heater from rusting, so that is usually the culprit.
A sacrificial rod is placed in the center of the tank to collect all of the free radicals in the water. These are rough oxygen atom electrons released in the heating process. The released oxygen combines with the material in the anode instead of the steel tank. This causes the anode to wear down and drop a solid precipitate into the tank. This sediment builds up at the bottom of the tank and can cause everything from poor water heating efficiency to a sulfur smell coming from the tap. The best way to prevent this is to flush the system at least once a year.
The experts at Plumbing Solutions have been working on water heaters for decades, and in that time we have worked with every make and model available. If you are experiencing water that looks or smells like rust, call our team for a quick diagnosis.
Benefits of Hot Water Heater Replacement
If your water heater is older or is beyond repair, it will be time for a new hot water heater installation. Some homeowners try to avoid it so they won’t have to incur the upfront expense, but you will see several benefits from a new unit. Your energy efficiency will improve, you won’t have to worry about those annoying cold shots of water, and your water bills will even out.
Most water heater problems come from a lack of proper maintenance. While not all problems can be avoided, they can be identified before something catastrophic happens. Take the thermostat, for example. A stuck thermostat can cause your heating element or gas control valve to be stuck in an open position. This is not only a huge waste of energy, it also makes you much more likely to scald yourself on hot tap water. In addition, a stuck thermostat in combination with a faulty temperature and pressure release valve can cause the water heater to explode! The best fix for a malfunctioning thermostat is a simple replacement that usually costs under $50.
We want to help you avoid unnecessary water heater repairs, even if that means less short term business for us, because we want to be your go-to plumber for the long haul.
Why Choose to Work with Us?
Our customers get a range of benefits from working with us, including:
- Strong Warranties – If you like the idea of an added insurance policy on your services, you’ll love our warranties.
- Same Day Service – We will get to you the same day you call, so you don’t have to wait around for help.
- Honest Pricing – We offer customers flat-rate pricing so there is no need to worry about hidden fees or charges.
- Satisfaction Guarantee – If you aren’t satisfied, we aren’t satisfied and we will keep working until you are.
- Dependable Technicians – Our technicians are friendly and honest, and will treat your home like it was their own.
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