Admiral Plumbing Services Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Signs of Imminent Water Heater Troubles

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Here’s a fun fact: There isn’t actually a season where we use hot water more. In fact, Americans tend to use hot water equally throughout the entire year, which would make sense. We like hot, comfortable showers in the summer just as much as we do in the winter, and we tend to wash dishes with hot water regardless of the outdoor temperature. The only difference is that a water heater has to work harder in the wintertime than in the summertime, due to the temperature differential.

However, not having hot water in the wintertime can be absolutely brutal, since those hot showers do more heavy lifting on a chilly winter’s day. Even during our mild winters, having a malfunctioning water heater can be a big problem for homes with kids, pets, and elderly folks as showers and baths become a lot less comfortable.

So, here are a few ways to tell that your water heater is doing too much heavy lifting, and it’s likely to collapse and require water heater repair in Jupiter, FL.

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Don’t Insulate Your Water Heater on Your Own

Monday, February 14th, 2022

The science behind insulation is fairly simple. If you cover something with enough layers, the layers will stop the heat from escaping and allow appliances like a water heater to retain heat and stay efficient. The type of material and the composition of the coverings can also make a pretty big difference, so you’ll want to make sure you’re doing your research. The problem is, there’s a lot to research in this field. And one small issue can lead to no hot water for weeks and even an expensive problem on your hands.

We’re big proponents of homeowners getting more familiar with their plumbing technology. This is an essential part of your home, so we think it’s extremely valuable for you to know more about your water heater in Delray Beach, FL. So, let’s talk about why taking the time to insulate your water heater on your own may prove ineffective.

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How Hot Should Your Water Get?

Monday, January 17th, 2022

When you turn on the tap in your kitchen sink, how does it feel? Sure, unless you’ve got a state-of-the-art hot water system, it’s going to take a few seconds for the hot water to reach your tap, but then what? Does it make you yearn for more when it’s set as high as it can go? Or perhaps you’re comfortable with the amount of heat you get, only to see it diminish quite rapidly when filling up a pot or trying to do dishes?

These are the kinds of questions we’d like you to start asking yourself. The heat of your water is important because it can give us a clue as to the state of your water heater and your home comfort overall. We want homeowners to be vigilant when it comes to their water heaters in West Palm Beach, FL, so that we can help you achieve maximum comfort.

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Is Your Water Heater Leaking?

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Water heaters are our best friends this time of year. Nights are starting to get a little chilly, and having hot water for a bath or shower can be an amazing end to a long evening. Without your water heater being in good shape, you could see a pretty dramatic decrease in your quality of life, which is why we want to focus on these important systems! A leaking water heater is just another reason to call for professional help.

Unfortunately, not everyone is going to notice a water heater leak right away. These systems are tucked away in the recesses of your home, like your crawlspace or basement, and sometimes a certified plumber in Palm Beach Gardens, FL is going to be your closest ally in locating the system and detecting any problems.

If you’re looking to see if your water heater is leaking, here are a few ways to find out.

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3 Ways Your Water Heater Is At Risk!

Monday, July 19th, 2021

The water heater is one of the most important parts of your household, and, unfortunately, it is one of the most neglected appliances in most Florida homes. You should know that faulty water heaters are the top source of residential water damage in the country. Problems with your water heater are inconvenient, and water heaters in West Palm Beach, FL, can be very expensive to fix.

A ruptured or leaking water heater might not seem like it should be the top of your concerns, but it is the most common type of water heater system failure that homeowners in Florida can face. When was the last time you checked in on your water heater and scheduled maintenance or repairs for it?

This post will tell you about some of the most common ways your water heater is at risk to help you understand what you need to do before it is too late.

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It’s Time for a Water Heater Replacement

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Welcome to water heater week! Well, it’s not really an official holiday yet, but it should be! Every so often, homeowners should take note of their water heater. It’s important to investigate things like the quality of your water temperature, the quality of your water itself, if you’ve dealt with any leaks, and even the age of your water heating system. Problems with each of these can point to signs that you need to replace your water heater, especially if it’s getting old.

Water heater replacement services can sound daunting, especially because homeowners don’t want to toss out their old systems if they still have a few years of good service left. So, when do you know that it’s time to replace your water heater? We’ll answer that and more down below.

Just make sure you have a professional’s number on hand for any issues with your plumbing in West Palm Beach, FL.

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3 Things to Remember About Your Water Heater

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Today, we’re talking about water heaters. You probably already know this, but your water heater is integral to your entire way of life. From hot showers, to laundry, to even doing the dishes after a holiday feast, you’re really not getting anywhere without your water heater. This is why it’s so important that we are honest with ourselves, and our prospective service technician about the state of our water heating system. The truth is that not many homeowners know the ins and outs of their water heating systems!

So, today we’re going to talk about some very important things in regards to water heaters. Water heaters in West Palm Beach need to be taken care of, and the more you know about your water heating system, the better off your’s will be.

Let’s talk about some very important things you should always remember about your water heater.

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Time to Talk Tankless

Monday, January 18th, 2021

You know that if our team is going to bring up a certain piece of technology, it’s something worth talking about. We’re old fashioned plumbers, we don’t like gushing about the latest and greatest in plumbing technology because it’s usually not worth it. Nothing beats professional plumbing with the right equipment, right training, and a little bit of elbow grease provided by yours truly.

However, water heaters in West Palm Beach, FL are a bit different. Many homeowners in our area just aren’t happy with their tank water heaters, and they’re honestly asking us for another solution. They want answers, and as the local professionals, we’ve got solutions.

Tankless water heaters, contrary to what some people might think, are actually excellent choices for homeowners that need an alternative way to keep their water hot. Avoid cold showers, residual heat loss, and constant inefficiency with a tankless system today.

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Yes, Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Maintenance Too!

Monday, July 20th, 2020

What do you think of when someone says the word maintenance? Do you think of taking your car to the mechanic? Perhaps you think of some other piece of heavy machinery that you use regularly, or your plumbing in Port St. Lucie, FL? Not many people think of their water heater and maintenance together. That’s what we’re hoping to change today.

Water heaters are vital to our lives. You might not think about it much—but there are a ton of things you’d be missing if you didn’t have a correctly working hot water heater. From hot showers to cleaner dishes, we owe much of our comfortable lives to these machines. It only makes sense to provide sensible maintenance by a professional on a yearly basis to keep them in pristine condition.

Keep reading as we shed light on the benefits of water heater maintenance.

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Water Heater Maintenance FAQ: What You Can Do

Monday, June 8th, 2020

When a team of professionals tells you that your water heater is on its last legs, you should probably listen. That being said, water heaters last for a considerably long time, over a decade in the best cases, so you’ve got to look beyond the bad news and look at how a water heater gets to such a bad state. Water heaters require maintenance, long term care for their lives so that it can provide hot water to your home while consuming as little energy as possible.

As your neighborhood plumbers, we’ve got a few tips that could help better the efficiency and efficacy of your water heater. Professional plumbing in Boynton Beach, FL is required if you notice anything wrong, and the earlier you let a professional know about problems, or schedule maintenance, the better of you’ll be. So, let’s talk about some ways you can extend the lifespan of your water heater.

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