Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater’

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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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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What’s That Noise Coming from the Water Heater?

Monday, December 25th, 2017

noise-woman-hands-earsWhen you turn on the hot water and it sounds like the water heater has just rattled out of the floor, you’re relieved to find that it hasn’t. For the most part, water heater issues don’t put your safety at risk, but they can make it so that you have to spend way more on heating water than you should.

The noise coming from your water heater is also likely leading to wear and tear that could force you to replace your unit much too soon. Water heaters can collect “scale” that puts your system at risk. Learn more about that rattling, popping, or banging noise in the guide below.

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Will a Tankless Water Heater Really Save Me Money?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

heat-shower-steamMost people spend a lot of money on heating water—more than they may think. Water heating makes up about 17% of the average household’s utilities, which is a lot when you consider how much you actually use the hot water in a given day. If you’re like most people, it’s not very much, and certainly not 17% of the day!

A water heater is a necessary appliance, and most water heaters have to run all day every day in order to ensure you are always in supply of hot water. A tankless hot water heater, though, is not like this. So can you really expect to save money when you trade up to a smaller tankless unit?

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What Causes a Water Heater to Leak?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

One of our most common emergency calls is for a water heater leak, something that can cause parts of your home to flood and that may become a safety issue. You need hot water throughout the year, so you want your system to last as long as possible. What could cause your water heater to leak?

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2 Common Water Heater Issues and What You Should Do

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Water heater problems are something that no homeowner wants to face. Since your home’s water heater is likely the costliest component of your indoor plumbing, these issues can be disheartening. The good news is that there are a couple water heater problems that are relatively easy to figure out. We are here to assist you with any repair or replacement needs, but before you give us a call, check out the 2 most common water heater issues and what you can do about them below.

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Water Heater Leaking: What You Should Know

Monday, January 25th, 2016

When you notice water is leaking from your water heater, you’re right to become concerned. The water inside of your water heater is extremely hot, and a big enough leak could damage some of the items in your basement or storage space, or it may even lead to the potential for electrical shock.

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