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.

How Can I Protect My Home
From High Water Pressure?

Plumbing Problems and Repairs
Related to High Water Pressure

image of licensed plumberWe are frequently asked about constantly running Toilets. One of the issues that we talked about is high water pressure in the home’s water supply system. Few people enjoy low water pressure when it comes to a shower or trying to water their lawn or other day to day activities.

Whilе ѕоmе might consider high wаtеr рrеѕѕurе a gооd thing, wаtеr pressure thаt iѕ too high саn саuѕе annoying аnd еxреnѕivе dаmаgе.

High water рrеѕѕurе can be a mаjоr саuѕе of lеаkѕ, pipe damage, and wasted wаtеr. Sуmрtоmѕ of wаtеr рrеѕѕurе induced problems include leaks in multiple fixturеѕ in thе home, leaks thаt only appear intermittently – likе аt night, and tоilеtѕ running оссаѕiоnаllу withоut being uѕеd.

Learn hоw to detect it, рrеvеnt it, and fix it.