New Jersey Water Heater Installation And Repairs
Regardless if your water heater needs repair or you are in need of a installation of a new water heater, our professional Bergen County plumbing contractors can help you with all of your water heater needs. Almost all components on a water heater can be fixed or replaced except for the tank. Once the tank rusts through, there is no way to repair it, replacement is the only solution. At Martin Masters Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, we service all water heating problems in New Jersey.
With demand for water heaters, the manufacturers provide different specifications: the energy input (Btu/hour for gas, kilowatts [kW] for electric); the temperature rise achievable at the rated flow; the flow rate at the listed temperature rise; and so on. In comparing different models, be aware that you aren’t always looking at direct comparisons, especially with temperature rise and flow rate. For example, while one model might list the flow rate at a 100˚F temperature rise, another might list the flow rate at 70˚. Until there are industry-standard ratings for temperature rise and flow rates, it will be difficult to compare the performance of products from different companies. Some companies are beginning to publish energy factor ratings for these products and this information should make for easier comparisons.
When it comes to protecting your New Jersey home from any sort of damage, a water heater is generally something that gets overlooked. With all of that water stored inside, the water heater can pose a great risk to your home. Luckily, there are a few simple steps that you can take to reduce the possibility of damage.
Leaking Water Heaters Can Cause Damage To Your Home.
- A slow leak can soak into the particle board subflooring, causing it to decay.
- This dripping water can then spread into your carpeting and can cause mildew and stains in your walls.
- Gas leaks can injure or kill you and your family while you sleep.
To avoid costly repairs, proper maintenance is highly recommended. All of the water heater pipe connections, the valves and underneath the unit itself should all regularly be checked for any sort of leakage. The water lines and all connections should also be checked for leaks. You should also take time to test the temperature or pressure relief valve each year to ensure that it is working. The water inside is extremely hot and can cause scalding burns. Once or twice a year, you or a professional repair technician should also drain a bucket of water from the drain faucet at the bottom of the tank. This will remove sediment from the tank bottom that could cause corrosion which could then lead to leaks. Check the bottom to see if corrosion is already a problem.
A water heater can be dangerous with the high temperature of the water inside. If you aren't comfortable performing these tasks on your own, make sure you call in Martin Masters Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, the water heater experts.
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