SCALING AND YOUR WATER HEATER: WHAT TO KNOW

SCALING AND YOUR WATER HEATER: WHAT TO KNOW

December 11, 2017

One of the most common problems to afflict water heaters is also one of the most misunderstood. Scaling is an issue that stems from hard water, when the water supply has an excess of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Deposits build up in pipes and fixtures, but their effect is most noticeable in water heaters and boilers.

Learn more about this common issue in the guide below. Be sure to have your water heater flushed regularly, and call our team for repairs and more information.

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HOW WATER HEATERS BENEFIT FROM PERIODIC MAINTENANCE

August 21, 2017

A water heater is a tough piece of equipment. It’s designed to withstand high heat levels and water volume, supplying heat to water throughout the day and night, so you know it was manufactured to be up to the job.

Of course, that doesn’t make a water heater infallible. In fact, a hot water heater needs more work than you may think, throughout the time you own your home, if you really want it to remain in the best possible condition. We cannot guarantee that your water heater won’t break if you follow these steps, but we can tell you that your water heater has a better chance of making it through its expected lifespan when you take the time to maintain it (or have a professional handle that work).

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3 BENEFITS OF TANKLESS WATER HEATERS

June 12, 2017

Water heaters are a staple of modern life, providing clean hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. We’re accustomed to traditional tank water heaters in most homes, with their long cylindrical tubes holding hot water, and that system is safe and effective in most cases. But it’s not the only type of water heater out there and depending upon your circumstances, you may benefit from an alternative model.

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CHECK THE STATE OF YOUR WATER HEATER THIS SPRING

April 3, 2017

Winter snow has finally give way to spring rains, and here in the New Jersey area, that means spring renovation and cleaning is underway in many households. In between the dusting, vacuuming and checking on various household appliances, take time to give your water heater a look. Water heaters do their jobs quietly and without fuss, and since they’re often located in out-of-the-way locations like the basement or garage. But that can make it very hard to notice signs of trouble, and by the time symptoms show up, it could very well be too late. Spring cleaning makes an excellent opportunity to give your water heater a close look and see if it needs some attention.

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TROUBLE WITH LIME DEPOSITS IN YOUR WATER HEATER

November 28, 2016

Lime deposits are quite common in the Dumont, NJ area, and if you are a homeowner chances are you’ve had to deal with them in some form or another. They’re actually hard water deposits — water containing high amounts of minerals like calcium — and you’ve likely cleaned their crusty white build-up off of a faucet or shower head. It’s harmless enough if swallowed, though it does give drinking water an odd metallic smell, and cleaning it off of your fixtures can be a pain. When it gets into your water heater, though, it can become a real problem. You need ot watch for the signs of it and get it addressed as quickly as possible.

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HOW TO FLUSH YOUR WATER HEATER

July 18, 2016

The water heater is one of the most important appliances in your Bogota, NJ home. Yet because they do their jobs so quietly, potential problems can be overlooked until they’re bad enough to cause some serious damage. you can help you own cause first by scheduling an annual maintenance session from your friendly professional, and then by flushing it yourself 2-4 additional times a year.

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GET YOUR WATER HEATER SERVICED

July 11, 2016

Water heaters here in Dumont, NJ tend to do their jobs quietly and without fuss, which is why homeowners like them so much. Unfortunately, that can also lead to complacency, which is where a great deal of trouble starts for your water heater. It’s a very simple system, but it still needs timely maintenance and servicing, not only to help it run more efficiently, but to stop serious problems before they cause too much damage. When left unaddressed, such problems can often grow until you’re looking at a replacement service instead of a simple repair. Water heater servicing can address that the right way, ensuring that problems never catch you by surprise. And a trained plumber is usually your best option for a timely service call.

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HOW TO FLUSH A HOT WATER HEATER

May 21, 2016

Spring is on its way again, which means that most households in the Teaneck, NJ area will be engaged in spring cleaning. In addition to the other tasks in your home – changing the sheets, cleaning the screens on your window and ordering maintenance for your heating system after the long winter – you should look into flushing your hot water heater. Sediment can build up in the bottom of the tank, forming a barrier between the water and the burners. Not only does it force your water heater to work longer in order to warm the water, but over time, it could severely damage the tank itself. Flushing the tank gets rid of the sediment and helps your water heater last longer. A technician will flush the tank as part of regular maintenance on your water heater, but you can do it yourself without too much difficulty. Here’s a step-by-step guide to doing so.

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR WATER HEATER RUNNING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

December 7, 2015

The holidays are busy enough for residents of Bergen County, NJ without having to worry about trouble with the water heater. We never think about ours until problems arise, and the last thing you want is for an emergency to take place just when you’re sitting down to Christmas dinner or entertaining relatives from out of town. A good maintenance session from a trained professional can prevent such an occurrence, and you can help keep your water heater running this holiday season by taking a few simple steps.

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3 SIGNS OF TROUBLE WITH YOUR WATER HEATER

August 10, 2015

Most of us don’t notice our water heaters except when there’s an emergency. They’re a common sight in homes throughout Bergen County, NJ, but they’re usually tucked away in the basement or garage, quietly doing their jobs while get on with our lives. That means that trouble can often catch homeowners by surprise. You can help prepare for problems with your water heater by scheduling regular maintenance sessions, and by looking out for signs of trouble when they appear. Here’s a quick list of 3 of them to show you what we mean.

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