Burst Water Heater Greater Heights TX

If you’re one of the many homeowners in Texas that has a water heater that is nearing its end, it may be time to replace it. After all, no one wants to wake up to find their home flooded due to an old water heater breaking. Our article will go over some of the reasons why you should consider making this investment now and how much they cost.

What Is A Burst Water Heater

When a burst water heater has broken it can be just as problematic as if the entire unit has completely stopped working. The plumber will require to turn off your water supply to ensure there are no further issues and prevent any unnecessary flooding.

Key Signs Your Burst Water Heater Needs Repairs:

What To Do If There Are No Leaks:-If you know something is wrong with your burst water heater, please don’t hesitate to contact us; we’re always here for you! Our emergency plumbers 24/7 are right around the corner and ready to help whenever needed. We are a family-owned business located in Denver, Colorado that offers quality plumbing services at an affordable price without tearing through your wallet. We take pride in helping you and your family maintain a healthy, trouble-free plumbing system for years to come!

If there are no visible signs that your burst water heater needs repairs, we recommend following these steps:

1) Make sure the hot/cold water is working properly by running a faucet. If it’s coming out cold or warm, then either your thermostat has malfunctioned or your tank isn’t getting enough heat. Your symptoms may be more serious than what you think if you notice that the water temperature keeps changing up when it should be steady.

2)  What you can try next is turning up the temperature in your tank. What some people don’t know is that the thermostat on a burst water heater will only increase the heat by about 4 degrees; it will not double or triple that amount as some believe. What we recommend is buying a commercial thermostat and seeing if this helps with your symptoms.

3) If there are no changes after adjusting the temperature, then please contact us to schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible. What type of repairs are needed at this point depends on where exactly the issue lies. We’ll be able to determine whether it’s something simple or more serious when our technician arrives.

If you have any questions or concerns about our burst water heater services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help with all of your plumbing needs so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call!

Signs That Your Water Heater Needs To Be Replaced

If you take a good look at your water heater, it is quite possible that you could be able to tell if it needs to be replaced. Signs like rust, corrosion and loose connections are clear indicators of the imminent need for replacement. Signs such as these will eventually cause your hot water heater to malfunction or stop working permanently.

In the case of an old water heater, signs of rusting can occur in many places on the tank’s surface. Signs of rusting near the bottom portion include damage to the pipe fittings underneath where they connect to the tank itself and leakage from this area. Signs that show up around the top portion may include discoloration and erosion at regular intervals along with excessive rust accumulating on certain such intervals. Signs of rusting on the side include damaged or deteriorated tank insulation, especially along with a normally functioning water heater. Signs like this may also be accompanied by leakage around the pump and expansion tank, as well as from under the floor areas where they are located.

Areas near where there is rusting should be given a more careful inspection in order to determine if it has already caused cracks or holes that have not yet started leaking water. Signs of corrosion at regular intervals could point to the serious damage caused by scaling buildup inside your heater and may even cause permanent damages before you can notice any leaks. Signs of rusting near plumbing pipes or fittings could point to possible cracks in certain connections while leaks around such connections can indicate either a loose connection or a faulty one.

Signs leading up to complete failure or malfunction include discoloration and rusting around connections, loose fittings on the bottom flange, flashing from under the unit, and signs of leakage from almost anywhere else on its surface area. Signs of corrosion that involve the insulation, especially in an otherwise functioning water heater, can point to the possibility of a heating element malfunction or even serious damage to its internal components.

You need not wait for your water heater to start leaking before you consider having it replaced since this could be a sign that the tank has already started deteriorating inside. Signs like these are clear indicators that you should look into replacing your water heater as soon as possible.

How To Replace Your Water Heater​

If your water heater is older than 10 years it is recommended that you replace it. You may even have to replace it if it’s newer but hasn’t been serviced in a while since water heaters last on average for about 15 to 20 years, although some can last with less maintenance for more than 25. In order to maintain a safe and healthy home environment, replacing the heater should be one of your top priorities. Here are simple steps you can follow along with advice so that you can complete this project easily.

A water heater is a big investment. How do you know when it’s time to replace the old heater? How do you determine if it needs repair or if you need to get a new one? How much does it cost and what should you expect from a modern model?

Once an inspection has determined that your water heater is past its prime, then the first task at hand involves removing the old unit. This project might require help since some models are very heavy with thick walls made of copper tubing. You might have to use a tank cart or jack it up and put blocks under the legs so that you can roll it out of its location. How much time will this add to your home cost you? How much should you expect to pay for installation, permitting fees, permits, and other necessary supplies? How long will the project take from start to finish including clean up? How can you save money on labor costs?

Once the old water heater is removed then the next step involves installing the new unit. Some models come with instructions that give clear-cut steps for installation; however, if they are not provided, then there are plenty of resources available online and in books that will guide you through each step.

Common Mistakes People Make When Replacing Their Own Water Heater​

 

This seems to be the time of year when many homeowners decide they will replace their own water heater. They wait until after peak demand, do some research online, and buy a replacement water heater that is a high efficiency (HE) or Energy Star rated for maximum energy savings. That’s all fine and good unless your tankless hot water system uses gas, in which case you need to know about several other things too. Chief among them are safety issues surrounding propane tanks versus natural gas lines, installation methods that work best for tankless units, and some information on how plumbing codes must be followed to the letter if your municipality is strict about enforcing them — especially if there is an inspection involved.

Most Common Mistakes: Common mistakes people make when replacing their own water heater involve tankless systems, natural gas lines, and propane tanks. Common mistakes people make when replacing their own water heater involve tankless systems, natural gas lines, and propane tanks. Propane Tanks vs Natural Gas Lines In most cases, you should NOT use a propane tank with a tankless hot water system (unless the instructions specifically allow it). The reason for this is that if the unit ever leaks or breaks open inside your home, you could have an explosion from the excess buildup of fumes in an enclosed space.  A gas leak could also cause an explosion. Propane tanks are designed for outdoor use only and have to be vented to avoid the dangerous buildup of fumes inside the tank. If propane gas is leaking into your house and air cannot escape, it can build up until it explodes or causes a fire somewhere (like in the walls or ceiling). 

This is why it’s a VERY bad idea to use a propane tank in an indoor installing location for ANYTHING, including a tankless hot water heater. If you don’t believe me, type “propane tank explosion” into your Internet search engine and look at the pictures of what can happen. Common mistakes people make when replacing their own water heater involve tankless systems, natural gas lines, and propane tanks. Common Mistakes: Common mistakes people make when replacing their own water heater involve tankless systems, natural gas lines, and propane tanks.

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The cost of water heaters can vary significantly from one brand to another. There are many factors that contribute to the price tag.

Here are some things you should look out for when purchasing a new water heater:

Water heaters come in all shapes and sizes, but they usually fall into one of two categories – electric or gas-powered. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, with regards to energy use and costs as well as convenience and safety. And before you start shopping around for a unit, it’s best to determine where you want to install it prior to visiting any stores or websites. You might find that your water heater will be too big or too small if you make this decision after purchase.

Storage Capacity – This is, of course, also going to be determined by the size and number of bathrooms you have in your home. A 50-gallon heater may do well for a small apartment or rental unit. In a larger household, you’ll likely need something bigger. And if you have two or more full bathrooms running from morning to night, then it’s recommended that you go with at least a 60-gallon model…or even bigger.

Energy Efficiency – Water heaters come with an Energy Factor (EF) rating (measured on a scale of 1-100). Similar to dishwashers and refrigerators, this figure denotes how efficiently the water heater uses energy while delivering hot water. While older models used up to 40 gallons per minute of hot water, newer models have an EF rating of at least .92, which means they only use 14.2 gallons per minute.

Highly efficient units can save you a lot of money on your energy bill. But even so, these aren’t cheap to purchase and install – especially if you’re looking for something that has an Energy Star Rating or is Energy-Saver Certified…which will end up costing more than $1,000 in some cases.

 

  • Professional Services

Burst water heaters are a costly emergency, so it’s wise to have an expert on call. You don’t want your family stuck in the cold when you could’ve prevented this with proper maintenance and care. Our team of professionals at Restoration Group Greater Heights TX can help prevent burst pipes from happening by installing a new system that works for your home’s needs, budget, and lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule a time convenient for you!

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