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

Where Is That Water Heater Leak Coming From?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

tank-water-heaterImagine this scenario: You jump into what should be a hot shower to discover that either there is no hot water, or the consistency of the heat is off. You check your water heater to discover that it’s sprung a leak. Water is pooling up on the floor, and it’s time to take action! What do you do next?

In most cases, there is nothing you can do on your own, you will need a professional plumber with training and experience with all types of water heaters in Stuart, FL. However, we can offer some advice on what to look for to determine where the leak is coming from, so you won’t have to waste any time when a plumber gets to your home.

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Yes, Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance, Too

Monday, January 21st, 2019

repair of the gas water heaterWhen most people hear the term water heater, they envision a huge storage tank with water in it, kept in the garage or a utility closet in the home. This is, after all, the most common type of water heater found in U.S. homes. But many people have chosen to go another route and have installed a newer, often more efficient, model of water heater—the tankless unit.

Perhaps you are one of these homeowners. We definitely encourage our customers to do their research and see what type of water heater is most efficient for their homes. We also want to stress though, while there are many benefits to going tankless, they are not immune to problems. This is why it’s essential to schedule regular maintenance for tankless water heaters in Boca Raton, FL.

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No, Your Water Heater Shouldn’t Be Making That Noise

Monday, December 24th, 2018

Shocked and surprised“Knock-Knock-Knock”

No, unfortunately this is not the beginning of a funny joke. It’s an indication of a problem with your water heater, though, if that’s where it’s coming from.

A tank water heater system may occasionally make this noise, and while sometimes it may be the symptom of something fairly benign that just requires a “quick” fix, other times it can be more serious. The fact is though, no sound coming from your water heater or any other home appliance should be ignored. A knocking noise very often indicates a problem that can only grow larger the longer you neglect it.

Keep reading to learn about a possible reason for this sound and what you should do about it.

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Does Your Water Heater Need Replacing?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Pipes of a heating systemWater heaters are designed to last a long time. This is particularly true if you properly care for yours and having annual maintenance done on the appliance. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, however, it’s not going to last forever.

The trick is being able to realize when your water heater is, in fact, on its last legs so that you can replace it before it has the chance to break down entirely. You don’t want to find out that your water heater has permanently failed on you when you’ve hopped into the shower first thing in the morning. So, we’ve shared some warning signs below for you that indicate it’s time for you to go ahead and upgrade your water heater.

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Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, October 29th, 2018

tank-water-heaterNo matter how well you take care of your water heater, sooner or later you’ll need to install a new one. What is important is that you know when your water heater is getting close to the end of its life. The earlier you can tell if your water heater is getting close to the end of its life, the sooner you’ll be able to get it replaced. Otherwise, you run the risk of suddenly finding yourself without hot water at a very inconvenient time. The best way to tell whether or not your water heater is in need of replacement is to call for a professional technician to examine your system. If you’re not sure whether or not to call your technician yet, you should look for the following symptoms.

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Keep Your Water Heater in Good Condition With These Tips

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Tankless-Water-HeaterWater heater systems can last a long time, but they’ll last even longer if you take proper care of them. Considering the cost of buying and installing a water heater in your home, you probably want to get as many years as you can out of it. If you’re concerned about getting the most out of your water heater before having to replace it, don’t worry! We’ve outlined some great tips below that should help you prolong the life of your water heater for as long as possible.

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Careful of These Water Heater Problems

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are just as prone to developing problems as any other home system. Preventive water heater maintenance is a great way to keep your water heater from developing issues over time, but it isn’t a perfect solution. You still need to keep an eye out for issues that may develop with your system between maintenance appointments. Have a look below at some of the issues that you need to watch for this year.

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Why is My Water Heater Not Heating Properly?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

water-heater-tankWater heaters that can’t heat water aren’t good for much. They’re rather ugly machines; not really great for conversation pieces. Not really small enough for paperweights, either. We can tell you’re not laughing, so we’re going to move onto what is actually going on when a water heater isn’t heating properly.

If your water heater isn’t providing enough hot water for your needs, there’s a good chance that something is wrong with it. You should call a technician to have a look at the system before whatever is wrong gets any worse. While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, you should take a look at some of the possible causes for your predicament below.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, April 30th, 2018

water-heater-tankWater heaters are built to last a long time, but they don’t last forever. If you’ve had your water heater for a while, you might want to consider if it’s worth replacing it in the near future. Don’t know whether or not your system is close to the end of its life? Check out the following symptoms below and see whether or not your system fits the list.

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Where Is Your Water Heater Leak Coming From?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

tighten-water-heater-connectionA leak in your faucet or under the sink can be quite annoying, but rather simple to diagnose. A leak from the water heater, however—a large system with components you may not be familiar with—may seem downright dangerous. That’s why it’s so important to shut off the water to the water heater and turn off its power supply before doing any work or diagnoses on a leaking water heater.

Once you’ve done this, the most important thing is to determine where, exactly, the leak is coming from. This will help you to find out how serious the problem is and whether anything will need replacement. Your best bet is working with trained plumbers, but we’re here to help with an overview of what to look for in a leaky system. Where is that leak coming from?

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