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Why is my Water Heater Leaking?

July 2, 2018
Category: Water Heater

If you’ve noticed a leak coming from your water heater, then it’s time to call a plumber. Whether the problem is small or more serious, ignoring leaks coming from your water heater will inevitably lead to bigger problems down the line. Let’s look at the most common reasons that hot water heaters leak. Loose Connections […]

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How Do a Boiler and Water Heater Differ?

June 20, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Water Heater

Oftentimes, the terms ‘boiler’ and ‘water heater’ are used interchangeably. This perpetuates the misconception that the two appliances are identical. In actuality, a boiler and a water heater differ greatly! It’s important to understand the distinction between the two, because it can make a huge difference when it comes to repairs and understanding your home’s […]

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Can a bad water heater cause pressure loss?

May 9, 2018
Category: Water Heater

There are a few warning signs your hot water heater is bad or failing. If you turn the faucet or shower on and see the water flow reduced to a weak drip, look first to your water heater. What Causes a Water Heater to Lose Pressure? Hard water contains minerals like calcium carbonate that, when […]

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What Does it Mean When Your Water isn’t as Hot as it Was Before?

May 2, 2018
Category: Water Heater

Many of us have been there, we hop into the shower on a cold morning to warm up, only to realize our water isn’t nearly as hot as it used to be. What causes the water in our home to lose heat? There are several things that can happen to cause your home’s water to […]

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What you Need to Know about Boiler Repairs

April 25, 2018
Category: Water Heater

A boiler is a plumbing and heating appliance that heats water for the purposes of bathing/showering, cooking, and heating your home. This appliance uses oil, coal, wood, or natural gas to heat the water. The basic components of a boiler are: Firebox – combustion chamber where fuel meets the air, creating a flame Pressure Gauge […]

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What is the Lifespan of a Water Heater

April 20, 2018
Category: Water Heater

Homeowners all over the U.S. can woefully attest to the fact that a home’s water heater is one of the most common appliances that will go up soon after move-in. It’s almost guaranteed that whether you just moved into a new home or have been in one for many years, your water heater will one […]

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Commercial Boiler Replacement Process

March 22, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Water Heater

Commercial boilers need to be replaced once the repairs are so extensive, they can’t justifiably be fixed. Sometimes, boilers can be below the ever-growing capacity needs of your business, making it necessary to replace them. Or, perhaps you’re concerned that an older boiler is wasting too much on your energy bill. Regardless of the reason, […]

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Water Heater Pilot Light Keeps Going Out

October 20, 2017
Category: Water Heater

The first indication that something has gone awry with your water heater is a lack of hot water. One of the main reasons this happens is because of an issue with the pilot light. Let’s learn about why your pilot light might be going out, and what to do to fix it! What is a […]

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Is it Worth it to Install a Super Efficient Water Heater?

September 29, 2017
Category: Water Heater

If you are ready to replace your hot water heater in your home you have some decisions to make. Super efficient water heaters have been gaining in popularity, but are they worth the hype? The answer to this question is dependant on several factors related to your preferences and family’s needs. Let’s look at some […]

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Signs You May Need a New Hot Water Heater

June 16, 2017
Category: Water Heater

The hot water heater is one of the most important components in any building. Used in homes and businesses alike, hot water heaters are complex devices that are built to last. However, even the most robust and high-quality model will not last forever. If you think you may need hot water heater replacement, you should […]

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