Water Heater Repair Sterling VA

Leaking Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Gas Water Heater Repair Sterling VA, Water Heater Repair Sterling VA | 0 comments

The pressure relief valve of a water heater has a vital job – ensuring the water heater tank does not explode. So with that in mind, we wish to ensure Sterling property owners know ways to best look after it. They will certainly leak when the valve wears out or when the water storage tank pressure gets greater then the relief point. We suggest that a minimum of twice a year, homeowners test to see to it the pressure relief valve, or T&P valve as we will call it, is working correctly. All one needs to do is raise the deal with for a few seconds and let go of it. It must snap back to...

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Water Heater Winterizing

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Sterling VA, Water Heating Savings | 0 comments

We love to share ideas on how to save on energy expenses at home here in Sterling VA. Here are some of the best ways to get ones water heater ready for the winter. An easy way to inspect ones water heater’s need for insulation is to put ones hand near or on the outside of the storage tank. It is feels really warm, insulating the tank is suggested. During the winter this heat loss you just felt can accumulate. Conversely in the summertime, if the water heater is located inside the home, and not in a garage, it can add heat to the room that you are trying to cool. The heat you feel is...

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How to Thaw Frozen Water Pipes

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Plumbing Repair Sterling VA, Water Heater Repair Sterling VA | 0 comments

Cold weather can trigger much damage to ones water pipes in your home we know. This past winter season particularly was a rough one for many people with having frozen water pipes. Frozen pipes can crack or rupture due to the fact that as water freezes, it expands. With enough growth, pipes will certainly establish cracks. The cracks may not be visible however they will certainly leak nonetheless when the ice melts. If a frozen area of pipeline is caught in time, there may be no damage; but it must be thawed prior to any more freezing takes place. Shielding pipes from freezing is the best...

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Maximize Water Heater Efficiency

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Sterling VA | 0 comments

Few of our customers do not want to be as energy reliable as possible with all of their house costs, including their water heating costs. So, we chose to put together a list of things that will certainly help house owners do simply that. energysavers.gov estimates that 14-25 percent of a house’s energy use is from heating water, and it also makes up part of the electric costs too. The following tips will help optimize ones water heater’s efficiency. Relying on the amount and frequency of the need for hot water, a tankless water heater could be an excellent investment come time to...

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Water Heater Carbon Monoxide Poising Prevention

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Sterling VA, Water Heater Safety | 0 comments

We have actually recently seen a number of news reports about carbon monoxide gas poising being connected back to a water heater as the source and so felt it essential to share some about that potential today. Yes, any fossil fuel burning device creates this fatal gas. Consisting of water heaters. Nevertheless, with the appropriate installation of the water heater, in addition to periodic maintenance, and a working carbon monoxide detector in the house, one can sleep securely. Causes of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide gas (CO) is a colorless, odor free gas that is a bi-product of...

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Replacing a Heating Element in a Water Heater

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Sterling VA | 0 comments

If your water is not heating up appropriately and you believe a faulty heating element follow these 7 steps on testing and replacing it. Bad elements are common troubles specifically in older water heaters that are been in a few years. This can happen to a more recent heater also. This is quickly identified and changed it may need a little perseverance. Note: It is best to have a trained plumbing professional perform these steps. We just wanted to share the process for doing with our readers. Tools required: Ohm/Volt meter, heating element socket, [both of which can be bought at a hardware...

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