Hot Water Heater Installation: Things To Know from Reliable Contractor Services
Do you need a professional for a hot water heater installation? Hot water heater repair can vary greatly. There are minor repairs you can attempt yourself if you know how to repair a water heater. There are also problems that should only be handled by a licensed professional plumber. Reliable Contractor Services, Northeast Ohio’s premier water heater replacement specialists. Some problems may be rather inexpensive and some problems will require that a completely new water heater installation. It is important to know what you are looking for and what your capabilities are when attempting to deal with any hot water heater repairs.
In situations where gas is smelled (gas water heater) or your floor is flooded with water (electric water heater) it is important to leave your house and call upon a licensed professional immediately. Failure to do so could result in property damage and risks the health of your family.
If your hot water heater is making loud noises (banging, whizzing, popping, hissing, etc.) when it first kicks in, the most likely culprit is a sediment build up at the bottom of your tank. Properly flushing your tank can help to eliminate this problem. Flushing your hot water heater tank every six to twelve months is part of regular hot water heater maintenance.
Problems such as the temperature of the water being too hot or too cold can often be easily remedied by adjusting the thermostat of your hot water heater. To properly set the temperature of your hot water heater, set it so that the water coming out of the tap at full hot is just above 150 degrees Fahrenheit if you have a dishwasher or a little lower if you do not. If the temperature does not change after adjusting the thermostat, you probably need to replace the thermostat or its sensor.
If your hot water heater is leaking, there is no other option but replacing the unit.
A leaking water heater can be a very dangerous and a professional plumber will be able to quickly remove your old water heater and replace it with a more energy efficient new model.
Reliable Contractor Services in the Cleveland, Ohio area is your one stop shop. We also perform plumbing drain cleaning and repair/installation, excavation, and pipe video inspection/recording along with high pressure water jetting.
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Why is important to know your contractor?
• There are weekend warriors and the other hand there are licensed, bonded, insured and accredited contractors. If you want it done twice, hire the weekend warrior!
• Most all of the licensed, bonded and insured contractors are good, but some are better than others. We recommend that you the customer ask a lot of detailed questions.
• When hiring a licensed contractor, they are held to higher standards (especially ones state licensed).
• Lower cost contractors are usually the worst decision. Please be sure to ask why they are lower than other quotes and check their references. Check with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and local authorities to see to determine the contractor’s reputation.
With over 25 years of experience, we at Reliable Contractor Services are committed to offering our customers the most effective solution to your problem at the fairest price possible.
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