Instant Hot Water – Who Doesn’t Want It?

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.

Why should I consider replacing my old water heater?

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

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.