Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘water heater repair’

Water Heater Maintenance: Why You Need It

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

water-heater-tankDuring the fall is the time when homeowners schedule maintenance for their heating systems so they’re ready to handle the cold weather. But parts of a household plumbing system also need maintenance attention during fall, even though they’re used around the year. The water heater is one plumbing appliance that needs regular tune-ups and inspections, and the fall is the best time to arrange for these services. Even though water heaters do work on almost every day of the year, they receive additional work stress during the winter. Plus, winter is the time of the year when people least want to have their water heater suddenly break down and cut off the hot water supply!

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Corrosion and Your Water Heater

Monday, July 31st, 2017

water-heater-repair-toolsWhen corrosion starts to set in on a water heater, the conventional wisdom is that it’s time to replace the system. Conventional wisdom is (mostly) right regarding this. If corrosion begins to appear on a water heater’s tank, there’s usually nothing repairs can do to remedy the problem; the water heater will soon start leaking without any way to stop it, making replacement a necessity.

This isn’t always the case however. We’re going to look a little more into the facts of corrosion and water heaters to help you understand how water heaters avoid corrosion—until they can’t.

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Is Your Water Heater About to Fail? 5 Ways to Tell

Monday, June 19th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWarmer weather during the summer may mean you won’t turn on your furnace, but there’s one heating system in your house that will keep working away: the water heater. No matter the outdoor temperatures, you still must have hot, running water for jobs like cooking, washing the dishes (cold water doesn’t cut it when it comes to grease!), showering, and bathing. You can’t afford to have your hot water vanish because your water heater abruptly fails on you.

Fortunately, water heaters rarely stop working without giving some warning signs. Below we’ve listed signs that tell you it’s time to call for service for your water heater in Clovis, NM—before you lose your hot water entirely!

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A Spring Checklist for Your Plumbing

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Plumbing_Pipe_Tube_Water_Pipe_Construction_Industry_Improvement_HouseWhen spring starts at the end of March (March 20 this year), homeowners start making preparations for the transition from the cold of winter to the heat of summer. These “spring cleaning” tasks apply no matter where you live, even places where the winters aren’t rough or the summers are mild. It’s just a good time of the year to take stock of a house and find out where repairs and replacements are needed.

The plumbing in your home will benefit from a spring check-up after all the work it did over the winter. Sometimes this check-up will require calling on a professional plumber for repairs or cleaning. Below is a checklist of steps to take to see where your home’s plumbing may need the assistance of licensed and experienced plumbers.

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Troubleshooting Tips for a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Tankless water heaters are one of the best ideas for upgrading a home’s plumbing. Thanks to a tankless water heater, a household can enjoy an unlimited hot water supply (no more rushing not to be the last one to take a shower in the morning) while paying much less on monthly energy bills. A tankless water heater should also last longer than a conventional storage tank model and need far fewer repairs.

If you already enjoy the benefits of a tankless water heater in your home, we want to make sure that you continue to get the best use from it. Even though a tankless water heater will run into a smaller number of malfunctions than a standard water heater, they can still happen. Below is a guide to what you can do when your water heater starts to act up.

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If Your Water Heater Is Leaking, This Might Be the Reason

Monday, October 10th, 2016

We’ve previously written about signs that you need to call for a plumber to fix your water heater. One of the most obvious signs is when water starts to pool around the base of the unit or any other area around it. We can’t overemphasize how important it is to call for professional plumbers as soon as possible when you suspect water heater leaks. These leaks will rapidly worsen, leading to major water damage and a completely failed water heater.

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Why Doesn’t My Tank Water Heater Rust?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

There are a number of answers to this question. The first is that your tank water heater can rust if it is old enough or if it doesn’t receive regular maintenance service from professionals. If you notice rust developing on any part of the tank of your water heater, call technicians right away. Sometimes they can replace the corroded sections to save the water heater; at other times it may be better simply to replace the water heater.

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Signs You Need to Schedule Water Heater Repairs

Monday, June 27th, 2016

You rely on your water heater as much as you rely on the other parts of your plumbing: you need it working seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. There are numerous tasks you can’t get done unless you have hot water available with just a turn of a tap.

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