Having your water heater fail can make your life uncomfortable because it’s one of the most used and relied on piece of your plumbing system. We assume that not many people like having to take a cold shower. There are some ways to tell if your water heater is failing by looking for rusty areas on the heater especially by the valve openings, look for corrosion especially at the base of the water heater.
A popular call that we receive a lot here in Arizona is that the homeowner hears a crackling and or popping sound coming from the water heater – this is caused from excessive calcium type build-up laying in the bottom of the heater and when the burners come on with gas water heaters it will heat this build-up debris thus causing the popping sound. The electric water heaters produce this sound when the electric element is on its way out or when the lower element is submerged inside of a pool of build-up on the base of the unit and same as the gas unit when it heats up it produces the popping sound.
If you notice one or more of these clues, it’s time to call a plumbing professional. Diamondback Plumbing® experts can help, our licensed and bonded team of plumbing professionals have been helping homeowners and businesses throughout the Phoenix valley for over two decades and have established ourselves as the leading plumbing company that never charges after hours or trip fees.
If your water heater tank needs replacement, our technicians will do a thorough examination of the water heater and recommend the best solution to the problem.
Electric Hot Water Heater Tank Guide
Diamondback Plumbing services all types and brands of water heaters as well as all tankless model units -there is a large variety powered by natural gas / propane and electricity. Solar water heaters are becoming a popular choice because they are an eco-friendly and economical choice but may not always be the best choice if you have limited access to the sunlight and or require a heavy demand. It is very important when considering tankless and or solar water heating that the demand and system is properly sized per UPC code requirement, having the system properly sized by a licensed plumbing contractor and ensuring that the contractor will provide you the customer with sizing calculations is very important.
The biggest misconception that customers make is when they go online and shop at places like Amazon – this is not a good idea when dealing with plumbing,, the products are being sold by many sellers and not the manufacturer themselves and causes a liability to the customer that purchases these items online because they cannot be warranted by the installer.
Do not trust the safety of your family and or damage to your home by purchasing plumbing related items especially gas operated equipment from the internet – the hosts of these sites usually are 3rd party and not from the manufacturer which leaves the homeowner stuck with returning the product and incurring additional labor charges. If the contractor supplies the product then if there is any failure issues all the warranties and cost of return visit would be covered by the contractor and or the manufacturer.
Looking to have your water heater looked at or replaced? Schedule a water tank heater appointment today with one of our friendly plumbing experts!