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

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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Tankless Water Heaters Need Annual Maintenance Too

Monday, February 5th, 2018

tankless-water-heater-arm-wrenchWhen you picture a classic water heater, you likely think of a large tank inside of your basement, a crawlspace, the garage, or elsewhere, full of hot water and lots of external and internal components that keep things running smoothly. This large tank water heater, with all its safety switches and valves, needs regular maintenance—including flushing the tank sometimes if you have hard water. This is something you may have experience with.

However, when you picture a tankless water heater, you might simply see the small, rectangular box it comes in. Tankless water heaters can last for 20 years, and seem to be self-sufficient, but this is far from the truth. Today, we explain why tankless water heaters should receive regular maintenance, too!

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Is Your Water Heater At Risk for Leaks?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

dripping-water-dropA lot of damage could come from a leaky water heater. When water leaks from the tank, a valve, or the inlet or outlet pipes, your crawlspace or a closet could become damaged, or mold could result. In some cases, a hot water leak can prove dangerous. A leaky water heater is certainly something you want to avoid, but it’s also something few people spend time thinking about.

So could your water heater be headed toward a disastrous leak? It’s possible. Ask yourself these questions to determine whether your water heater is at risk, and take the proper precautions to prevent a leak from any part of your system.

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