Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater’

How To Increase Water Pressure

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Can Leaks Cause Low Water Pressure?

Have You Ever Had a Water Pressure Problem in Your Home?

If not, then you might be the first ever. Almost everyone has experienced low water pressure in your home at one time or another. What went wrong? How did that happen? Remember that the most pressing issue is to quickly rule out the possibility of a leak in one of your home’s water lines.

Instant Hot Water – Who Doesn’t Want It?

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Is Instant Hot Water Only a Dream for You?

How Can You Be Sure You Always Get Instant Hot Water?

As we continue to explore better plumbing practices and methods, our last article about “Tankless Water Heaters” indicated something that may have been news to you. Many people misunderstand the difference or use of Tankless Water Heaters. This may be because they were provided misleading information. It’s also entirely possible that the person they got this information from was either misinformed or possibly even talking about the use of a different piece of equipment.

How Does a Tankless Hot Water Heater Work?

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Tankless Hot Water Heater – The New Rage

What Are the Differences Between a Standard Water Heater and a Tankless Hot Water Heater?

As the name implies, the biggest difference is the lack of a large holding tank on a “Tankless Hot Water Heater”.

But There are Several Other, Less Obvious Differences:


Why is it Important to use a Licensed Plumber?

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Uncle Bob Changed a Faucet Once…
Does That Count?

A Licensed Plumber – Why is That So Important?

These are the type of questions that we are often asked. Today, almost everyone wants to save money where they can. If it’s in your own home and you are capable of doing the work yourself, then it may be legal to do it without a licensed plumber…but just maybe!


Why Does it Take So Long to Get Running Hot Water?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

How can Getting Hot Water Take This Long?

When you have a sink or lavatory faucet, and you turn the hot water on, the hot water from the water heater tank must actually travel up and then through the water line across the house and back down to displace all the cold water that’s just been sitting idle in that line before it reaches the faucet. The time this takes depends heavily on the total length of the water line itself to each faucet, wherever it’s located.

Is there Any Way to have Instant Hot Water at All the Faucets?

Good News… There is definitely a method!


Water Heater: Is Your Water Heater Working Right?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

How Does a Water Heater Actually Work?

Simply stated, a water heater is basically a holding tank for water with a thermostat located on the outside of the tank – usually near the bottom. The cold water supply comes into the water heater (normally at or near the top of the water heater) and a tube inside the tank forces it to the bottom so it makes contact with the thermostat probe or sensor.

Why should I consider replacing my old water heater?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Image of the Gas Falme in a Water Heater

Why doesn’t my old water heater work as well as it used to?

My water just doesn’t get very hot anymore…and there’s not much of it. I don’t understand, what’s going on!

It’s actually pretty simple…

Water heater tanks fill up with sediment over a period of time just from heating the water. The sediment collects at the bottom of the tank, so it keeps the water heater from holding as much water and is a lot less efficient. Instead of getting 50 gallons of hot water, you may get 35 gallons of hot water after a period of six or seven years.

Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

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.