Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Yes a Tankless Water Heater Needs Tune-Ups, Here’s Why!

Monday, September 20th, 2021

tankless-water-heaterIf you’ve ever had a tank water heater system in your home, then you know it’s big, pretty noticeable, and in some cases can even be a bit noisy. In other words, it’s pretty hard not to pay attention to it. You also probably know that a tank water heater needs maintenance. What you might not know is that if you have a tankless system, it too needs a tune-up.

Scaling, or the buildup of mineral deposits, can have a negative impact on the unit, causing problems with water pressure, temperature, and even potential corrosion. They need occasional flushing to resolve this problem. So, yes, a tankless water heater needs a tune-up!

The maintenance that’s done to a conventional tank water heater is actually pretty similar to what needs to be done for a tankless system. Read on to learn more!

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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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5 Signs of a Worn Out Water Heater

Monday, April 19th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markerIt doesn’t matter what time of the year it is in our area, or what the outdoor temperatures are—there is one particular home comfort system that you need each and every day, and that you likely take for granted. What is it? Your water heater.

Consider the amount of strain this system gets put under, day after day. It works 365 days a year! Therefore, you shouldn’t be surprised if every now and then it has a malfunction or repair need. At some point, it’s very likely you’ll have to call a professional for repairs. But how do you know when it’s time to do so? Well, we’ve shared a few signs below.

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Signs of a Worn Out Water Heater

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Water heater being worked on by a technicianWater heaters are designed to last a very long time, so long as you properly take care of them. However, no water heater will last forever. Occasionally you will need Union, NJ water heater repair, and eventually, replacement. And chances are, you’d like to replace your water heater before it gives up on its job completely and you’re left without hot water for hours, possibly even days.

If you’re unsure of whether or not your current water heater is in good shape, the best thing you can do for the system is call in a pro to take a look at it for you. In the meantime, we’ve shared some guidelines below that your system is struggling and potentially worn out to the point that it requires replacement.

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Why Is Your Water Heater Leaking?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

drip-drop-waterThis is something you weren’t expecting to see. Your water heater was not performing as expected, so you checked on the unit, only to see water leaking from the system. Yikes! The first and most important step is calling in a technician ASAP. And, if you are able to safely, you may want to shut off water to the tank so that the leakage cannot get any worse and do damage to your home.

Still, in the meantime, you might want some answers. Today, we look at a few of the problems that might cause a water heater to leak and what you should do to take control when it does. All in all, be sure to have the right team for the job to accurately diagnose the problem and make sure you get the service your water heater needs.

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Replace That Older Water Heater before It Floods Your Basement

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Sometimes, you can tell if your water heater is past its prime. It may have broken down completely or, unfortunately, flooded your basement or another area of the home. Other times, it’s not so easy to tell a water heater is in trouble. We always recommend that you replace your water heater as early as possible, to avoid ending up with a shallow swimming pool in your basement.

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