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Water Heater Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on July 14, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

The water heater is an invaluable device to have in the 21st century home. Once considered a luxury, having instant access to hot water is now considered a necessity. Can you imagine all the complaints a hotel would receive if their water heater went out for just 24 hours? In this article we would like to go over some of the most common questions concerning water heaters and then answer them as well. Q. What is the best temperate to keep my hot water heater? A. The temperature to keep your water heater is 120 degrees. This is the temperature ...

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How to Handle a Water Heater Leak

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Any type of water leak should be addressed right away. When water leaks onto floors many things can occur as a result. Long term water exposure can damage flooring and other items which the water is in contact with. Also, mold spores can begin to form right away. Mold can be toxic and cause serious long-term health issues. If you notice water leaking from your water heater, you should take the following steps: Torn Off Power Source - Making sure there is no electricity running to the water heater is the first step in dealing with a water heater issue. ...

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Water Heaters – Tankless vs Conventional

Posted on January 3, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

The goal in any industry is to make the product better and more efficient. This holds true for household appliances. There have been great strides made in plumbing as well. However, not all new innovations are the proper fit for every user. The tankless water heater has been the latest innovation in the water heating business. Many people have installed them and are using them. But, a traditional tank water heater is still the most-used in the home and business. There is a certain reliability and effectiveness you get from a tank heater. (more…)

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Do You Need a Water Heater Tune Up?

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

Haven't heard of this before? Don't feel ashamed, many people do not know that you could tune up your water heater. But this maintenance can save you money and time down the road. So, what exactly is done during this tune up? Flush Flushing out the water heater basically get rid of any sediment that has built up within the unit. The sediment makes the heater less efficient and taints the water you are using. I saw a water heater unit that was half way full of copper colored sediment. This was in an area of Palm Bay that still ...

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Warning Signs that You Need a New Water Heater

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

If you have an older hot water heater in your home, it’s possible that you’ll need to replace it soon. It’s important to get a new hot water heater put in your home before you run into any serious issues with it, and here are the most common signs that your time for replacement is approaching quickly. Banging or Creaking An old water heater will bang and creak when it operates. This is because the sediment that has collected at the bottom of the tank is burnt off when it contacts the heating element in the heater. This creates loud ...

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Why a Water Heater must be Maintained

Posted on December 19, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

The hot water heater is one of the most important tools in a typical household. It’s responsible for warming up all the water that you use throughout your home to take baths, to wash clothing, dishes and to take showers. If something happens to that heater you won’t be able to do those things any longer, or you’ll be limited in how you do them. That’s why it makes so much sense to pay to have your system maintained on occasion. Here are the three main benefits of maintaining your hot water heater. Prevent Breakdowns There’s nothing worse than a ...

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The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

Posted on November 29, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

A tankless water heater is an upgrade that most homeowners around the world should be considering. It comes with a wide range of benefits, many of which you probably haven’t even considered. If you’re thinking about getting a tankless heater, or it’s just time to replace your hot water heater and you’re researching your options, it makes a lot of sense to take a moment to learn about the benefits of a tankless setup. Here’s a quick overview of the main ones for you to think about. Save You Space If you live in a smaller apartment or a home ...

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Why Ordering an Inspection Before Purchasing a New Home Can Save You Money?

Posted on May 6, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

There are thousands of homes on the market that will catch your eye, but only a few that will be the prime choices for your new home. One big mistake that some homeowners make is that they purchase their dream house without having it properly inspected first. Many decide that the appraisal of the home was done to cover every inch of the home and by that it is up to their standards. This is a huge mistake that could end up becoming very costly. What a Plumbing Inspection Can Prevent Inspections of the structure of the home are done ...

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Why Does My Hot Water Not Get Hot Anymore?

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

The first place a person notices their hot water heater isn’t performing up to par is in the shower.  The faucet handle gradually gets placed further and further to the red side or it stops working all together.  You could call a plumber to address the issue, but you can save money.  A few simple diagnostics with the right tools can help you decide what to do. Not Enough Hot Water If your problem is not enough hot water, the thermostat may be set too low.  Every water heater, gas or electric, has a thermostat to adjust how hot the ...

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Water Heater Maintenance

Posted on December 24, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Plumbing is one of those modern day marvels that we’ve all gotten accustomed to. When it works, it works beautifully giving us hot water for showers, water on demand for washing clothes, and even water to take away human waste. But when something goes wrong, it can seem to turn our world upside down until we get it fixed. Take for example the shower. Most people shower daily and can’t imagine going a day without one. But how fun is it to take a shower with cold water? Not too many people would rank it very high. The best way ...

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