Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for May, 2021

The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, May 17th, 2021

tank-water-heaterIf you have a water heater in your home—and let’s face it, what modern home doesn’t have one of these systems—then you’ve probably been told by a plumber that at some point, you’re going to need maintenance! Perhaps you’re wondering why this service is important, or even necessary. The answer to this is summed up in one word—scaling.

You’ve likely heard the term hard water before, right? Hard water is water that has a high level of minerals in it—namely calcium, magnesium, and iron. For most people, these minerals are totally harmless to ingest. However, they are not so harmless for your plumbing system, because the minerals leave deposits behind—which is what’s known as scaling.

Scaling can negatively impact your water heater more than any part of your plumbing system (though, it’s not great for any part of your plumbing system!) While you can easily clean scale off of a faucet or a drain opening, that doesn’t do much for the pipes, or for your water heater’s interior. Read on to learn more!

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Is It Time for You to Call a Plumber?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

homeowner-looking-under-sink-at-leak-with-phone-to-earAt times, it can be hard for the average homeowners to detect what kind of shape their plumbing system is in. In fact, if you’re like most homeowners, you don’t think about your plumbing system much at all, especially if nothing is very visibly wrong with it. It’s one of those “out of sight, out of mind” things. Unfortunately, not paying attention to your plumbing can lead to problems.

In fact, it’s almost inevitable that at some point, you’re going to need plumbing repairs. And when this does occur, it’s important for you to be able to address it right away so you can prevent it from becoming a bigger emergency. So, what are the signs it’s time to call in a pro? The below signs indicate that it’s time:

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