Water Heater Repair for Attic Units

Photo of Two Water Heaters Installed in TandemIn many parts of the country, water heaters are commonly placed in the attic. This is manageable until you suspect your water heater has a leak, and accessing it to complete water heater repair is challenging to you and a professional plumber.

Why the Attic?

Homes built on pad foundations (no basement or crawl space) often have attic water heaters. While cheap to install, their attic location makes water heater repair very difficult. Garages are not good locations for gas-fired water heaters specifically, because of the proximity of flammable liquids.

By the Numbers

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety points out several factors that increase your risk of water heater repair and failure:

How To Locate Slab Leaks from Water Pipes

logoSlab leaks are often the culprit if you notice an unexplained increase in your water bill and have ruled out common sources of leaks such as your toilets or outdoor faucets. It is not always easy for a homeowner to determine where leaks from pipes running under your slab foundation may be located. In some cases, you might see wet spots or feel hot areas on your floor that may point to where the leak may be located.

Tankless Water Heater Installation

Replacing the Old with the New

Converting your old water heater to a tankless system involves making some changes to your home. The main advantages of installing a tankless water heater come in energy savings, as tankless systems only heat the water you need, when you need it. This will save you money in the long run. Tankless systems are also sealed combustion units, which greatly reduces the risk of carbon monoxide entering your home.

Summer Is Coming – Water Conservation Tips for Your Home

Water Conservation Tips For Your Home

water-conservationWater is our most precious resource. Most of us have probably studied “Water Cycle” models at different times and it’s unlikely that we ever worry over whether there will be water coming from our faucet when we turn it on.

The fact remains that in most regions of the United States droughts and “Water Restrictions” have become part of our way of life. It’s also a fact that we need to be more aware of that and try to be smarter about how we use our water and not waste it.

How To Replace Two Handled Faucets in 4 Steps

4 Simple Steps to  Replacing Two Handled Faucets

plumbing-fixturesTwo handled faucets hаvе intеrnаl раrtѕ thаt eventually wеаr оut. The first tо gо are typically the washers and о-ringѕ, then the seals, аnd thеn роѕѕiblу even thе ѕtеm.

Lеаkу fаuсеtѕ аrе never a good sign and ѕhоuld bе tаkеn саrе оf promptly. A leaky faucet will gеt соrrоdеd,  will wаѕtе a lоt оf wаtеr, аnd cost уоu mоnеу unecessarily.

How To Care for Faucets and Sinks

Tips on Maintaining Faucets and Sinks

remodeling4If you have installed attractive faucets and sinks, it is important that you follow a regular maintenance schedule. You can either do it yourself or find an experienced plumbing company that can help keep your faucets and sinks in great shape.

Fortunately, preserving the full function of the faucets and sinks doesn’t require a lot of work and effort. Below are several simple steps that you should follow to  properly take care of the faucets and sinks.

Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Faucets and Sinks

  • Even small drips can waste thousands of gallons of water, as much as 150 gallons a day! Be sure to check under sinks for moisture or small leaks. And always repair leaky faucets right away to avoid paying for wasted water, and also to avoid water damage to your fixtures and pipes.
  • Remove and clean your faucet aerators during an annual maintenance check to ensure an even flow of water.
  • Make sure overflow holes on tubs and vanity are clear and open to prevent water damage to floors and ceilings.