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

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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What Dangers Does a Leaking Water Heater Present?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Water heaters are one of the most underappreciated appliances in one’s home, yet also one of the most important. Neglecting maintenance or repair needs can not only result in an inconvenience for you, but it can also be dangerous. Just like any other home comfort system, even though it is built to last, your water heater does need attention.

One of the most common water heater problems that homeowners experience is a leak.  In an ideal situation, this will be an easy-to-fix problem, but a problem you shouldn’t ignore nonetheless. A leaky water heater can indicate something as simple as condensation during cold temperatures, but could also be a sign of a corroded tank or loose valves. We’ve gone into detail about the dangers of a leaking water heater below.

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Should I Have an Electric Water Heater Installed?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Earlier this month, we discussed some signs that it may be time for you to replace your water heater. These signs included old age, accumulating rust, and unusual noises. While repairs are oftentimes sufficient, eventually you want to have an old system replaced, as facing an emergency replacement later on down the road is not only inconvenient, but can be costly as well. If you have decided to replace your system and already have a gas system, is there any reason you should consider an electric water heater? We’ve shared some of the benefits of such a system below.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Most homeowners have no clue that their water heater is about to fail. However, it’s extremely important to know the signs, since your water heater is an essential component to your home comfort. A failed water heater is disruptive to say the least, and can be costly if you need an emergency replacement and don’t have time to explore your options. So, how do you know if it’s time for a water heater replacement? We’ve shared some signs below.

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Why Doesn’t a Water Heater Rust?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Tank water heaters are designed to last for many years, and if properly treated, can provide hot water on a moment’s notice throughout your Olympia, WA home. You may wonder why your tank doesn’t rust after all those years, and indeed if rust appears there’s usually something very wrong. Rusty water in your faucet means there’s rust coating the inside of the tank, and tank breaches usually mean you have to replace the entire water heater. So why doesn’t a water heater rust? In other words, why aren’t you dealing with issues like rust in your water on a weekly basis? The answer lies in one of the water heater’s most important components: the anode rod.

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Common Repairs in Tankless Water Heaters

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Tankless water heaters offer a number of advantages over traditional tank water heater models. By heating the water as it flows through the pipes instead of using a stationary tank, it’s able to provide an infinite amount of hot water instantly, while cutting down on overall energy use in the process. Tankless systems work especially well in smaller households or vacation homes, but like any other system, they periodically require repairs. The good news is that you have a company to rely on in Olympia, WA that knows how to fix all manner of problems with tankless water heaters. Here’s a quick list of common repairs that you should look out for.

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