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

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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3 Crucial Parts of Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Your water heater is one of the most important parts of your home, and yet we rarely pay any attention to it until serious trouble arises. You can prevent a lot of problems with your water heater by scheduling a regular maintenance session from a qualified plumber, and here in Olympia, WA, you have an expert company you can turn to. But it helps to understand what goes into water heater maintenance and why that can help yours function at its best. Here are 3 crucial parts of water heater maintenance that every servicing session should involve.

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Watch for Signs of Water Heater Damage

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Tank water heaters are usually out of sight, out of mind, and as long as they’re doing their job, we don’t tend to pay a lot of attention to them. This can be a big mistake. The generally wet weather here in Olympia, WA can lead to rust and corrosion very quickly, and problems with your water heater have a way of sneaking up on you if you’re not careful. You can prevent some of it by scheduling routine maintenance sessions from a trained plumber at least once or twice a year. He or she will clear the sediment out of the bottom, replace the anode rod to prevent rust and perform other duties to keep those repairs to a minimum.

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