Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Is It Time for a Water Heater Upgrade?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Pipes of a heating systemYour home’s water heater was built to last a long time, especially if you give it proper care and maintenance. However, no matter how well you take care of this system, eventually it will need an upgrade. The trick is to be able to identify when you’ll need an upgrade.

The last thing you need is to find out your water heater has permanently failed, while taking a shower or doing something else that requires effective hot water usage. Keep reading to learn some of the warning signs to watch out for that indicated it’s time for you to go shopping for water heaters in Olympia, WA.

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Water Heaters: Why Is Water Temperature So Important?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Pipes of a heating systemDo you have a storage tank type water heater? This is the most commonly found water heaters in Olympia, WA in homes today, so we wouldn’t be surprised. Even with recent developments in technology, resulting in the spread of systems such as tankless water heaters and heat pump water heaters, the storage tank water heater remains a reliable way to enjoy a steady supply of warm-hot water.

So, what if you are one of those who has a storage tank water heater? Is there anything specific you should know. Well, you should know about your risks. Yes, these systems are ultimately safe, so long as they are professionally installed and properly cared for. But there are risks involved, too, such as the threat of scalding that comes with a water heater whose temperature is set too high.

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Signs of a Failing Water Heater

Monday, June 25th, 2018

tank water heater in homeWith summer officially here, many homeowners are turning their focus to their air conditioning systems, making sure they are ready to keep them comfortable all season long. And when summer is over, their attention will be turned to their heater. What most people don’t give much consideration to, is a home comfort appliance they use year-round: their water heater.

This system is designed to last for quite a while, especially if they are properly maintained and cared for. No appliance or electrical system lasts forever, though, and eventually you will need an Olympia, WA water heater replacement. But what if you don’t know if the time has come to start shopping for a new water heater? Are there signs to watch out for?

Certainly! Keep reading to learn more.

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The Positive Impact of Maintenance for Your Water Heater

Monday, February 19th, 2018

tankless water heater on floorYou may have seen us mention in the past just how important maintenance is for your storage tank water heater. For one, this guarantees its safe and efficient use. Secondly, a huge part of storage tank water heater maintenance is checking the anode rod, or rather, the component responsible for absorbing rust that would otherwise affect the lining of the water heater.

Maintenance isn’t just for conventional storage tank Olympia, WA water heaters, though. This service is vital for tankless systems as well. Many of the tasks performed during tankless system maintenance are the same as for a storage tank system, but some aspects are different and require specialized attention—such as the problem with scaling.

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No, You Shouldn’t Ignore These Water Heater Symptoms

Monday, January 8th, 2018

tank water heater with pipesWith winter time here, our minds are on our heating systems—is yours working efficiently? Do you have any repair needs that should be handled right away? These are very important questions, of course, but there is another appliance that often gets overlooked or taken for granted in homes throughout the country, even though it’s needed all year long—and that’s the water heater.

Consider the amount of strain that a water heater endures. It works 365 days a year. There is no way you can expect it to work 100% free of problems in that time, particularly without investing in annual maintenance and prompt Olympia, WA water heater repairs as needed.

Regardless of whether or not your water heater was maintained within the last year though, there are some symptoms a water heater displays when it is struggling that should never be ignored. Keep reading to learn what these symptoms are.

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Is Your Water Heater Ready to be Replaced?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

water-heater-ready-replacedWhen it comes to underappreciated appliances, water heaters are near the top of the list. Even though we rely on them daily, even hourly, we often don’t give a whole lot of thought to them—until something goes wrong, that is.

Tank water heaters—still the preferred choice for a number of homeowners—do their jobs quietly, and unfortunately, this means that problems can creep in unnoticed. If your system is more than 10-15 years old, these problems can lead to a full system breakdown, which means you may have to replace it unexpectedly. Fortunately, our team does provide water heater installations in Tumwater, WA and beyond. But we’d like to help you avoid an emergency replacement, if at all possible!

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Water Heater Disasters that Professional Maintenance Can Completely Prevent

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Water heaters are one of those home appliances that are typically out of sight, and as a result, out of mind. That is, until something goes wrong. If you’re fortunate, when something goes wrong it will just be a simple repair need and your water heater will be back up and running in no time.

However, if you skip maintenance, then you could find yourself facing one of the following disasters. We don’t just think “maintenance is a good idea.” We see it as an absolute necessity, to keep your home and your family safe.

Avoid Home Flooding

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Factors to Consider When Relocating a Water Heater

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Do you currently have a standard tank water heater? The storage tank water heater is still a very viable option for many homes today. But if you need to or want to utilize the space in which it’s occupying, you can be facing a problem. While one solution is to upgrade to tankless water heater, this may not be a very economically sound choice if your water heater is only a couple years old. But moving your water heater is not exactly a simple process, and hiring trained plumbing professionals is vital to ensuring the job is done right.

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Water Heater Installation: Should You Go Tankless?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Today’s water heater options are all much more energy efficient than water heaters of the past, no matter what model you may have. However a recent water heater development—the tankless water heater—has many homeowners excited about how much money they can save with this type of system.

But is it right for you? In some cases, it may be better to stick with the conventional storage tank water heater. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between these systems to learn which is best for you.

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Is Your Water Heater in Need of Replacement?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Your water heater is one of those home comfort appliances that you rely on daily, however probably don’t give very much thought to. However just like any other appliance in your home, after time age catches up with it, and there is going to come a season that it needs to be replaced. How do you know when that time is though? Could it maybe last with just a repair or two? Keep reading to learn more.

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