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Should My Water Heater Develop Rust?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

It makes sense that a water heater would be susceptible to rust damage: when water and metal meet, rust is always a possibility. But is rusting something that will happen inevitably to a water heater? Or is its appearance a sign that something is wrong with the system and it will either need repairs or a replacement? We’ll answer these questions in this post.

If you have any issues with your water heater—whether rusts, leaks, or a heating malfunctioning—call on professionals right away. When you require water heater repair in Goodyear, AZ that you can depend on any time of the day or night, make the call to The Sunny Plumber. We’ll see that your worries about your hot water supply are taken care of.

Rust and water heaters

The simple answer to the question, “Should my water heater develop rust?” is no. It can develop rust, but if it does, than you have a serious issue with the water heater that requires professionals look into it right away. If corrosion advances too far on a water heater, it will mean that the whole system must be replaced.

The reason that a water heater won’t rust under normal circumstances is a component called the anode rode, also known as the sacrificial anode rod. This metal rod, usually made of magnesium, is attached at the top of the tank and does the job of attracting the damage of the chemical reaction that causes corrosion inside the water tank. In effect, it “sacrifices” itself to rust so that the rest of the water heater will not rust.

Eventually, an anode rod will rust through entirely, and at this point it will stop protecting the water heater. This is the main reason why an older water heater may start to develop corrosion. Rust will substantially weaken the metal of a water heater tank, leading to leaks. It also creates an insulating layer inside the tank that can cause a temperature imbalance and make the tank overheat.

You can help stop rust from attacking your water heater by making sure that the anode rod is replaced before it rusts completely. During a regular water heater maintenance visit, the technician will check on the anode rod and provide a replacement if it is nearing the end of its service. The technician will also be able to tell you when the appearance of rust in the water heater is a sign that you need to have a replacement.

We specialize in water heater repair at The Sunny Plumber, and our plumbers are ready to help with any issues you may have with your water heater in Goodyear, AZ. We also provide regular maintenance services that will keep rust from harming your water heater.

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Why Professional Water Heater Installation Is Necessary

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Today, many people take on home do-it-yourself projects in an attempt to save a few bucks and perhaps learn a new skill in the process.  If you need water heater installation, you may be tempted to do a quick internet search and try to go through the process on your own. But if you want to ensure proper operation and maximum efficiency, this is not the time for a D.I.Y. project. Let’s take a look at a few major reasons to leave water heater installation up to the professionals.

The Proper Size

Choosing the right water heater involves making some complicated calculations about the flow rate and temperature rise that you’ll need to accommodate in your home. You may also need to know about the peak hour demand and account for the number of people in the home who tend to use hot water at once. These calculations come much more easily to a professional who is experienced with calculating load size. A unit that is too small won’t get the job done, while a larger unit may use a lot of energy to run, costing you more initially and on your monthly bills.

No Mess

Of course, storage tank water heaters are very large and water heater installation may simply be too complicated for someone with little experience. Professional technicians remove your older water heater and dispose of it for you, so you don’t have to deal with the mess. And a professional can ensure that water fills the tank without leaking into your home and possibly damaging the foundation.

Fewer Repairs

Finally, a professionally installed system is simply less likely to need repairs as frequently as a unit installed by an amateur. Professionals make sure the temperate and pressure valves are working as they should, the heating element is functioning, and that no loose components will lead to leaks. When a professional sets up and tests your unit, you can be sure that you won’t have problems with your system too early on in its life.

If you need water heater installation service in Goodyear, AZ, make sure an experienced plumber is there to help pick out and inspect your new system so it can last for years to come. Call The Sunny Plumber today!

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Plumbing FAQ: Plumbing Services Available

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Sometimes it can be hard to know what kind of plumbing services you need in Goodyear, AZ. At The Sunny Plumber, we provide a huge range of plumbing repair and plumbing installation throughout the Goodyear, AZ area. We thought it would be helpful if we put together some of the more common plumbing services that we get called for from our customers.

Common Plumbing Repairs in Goodyear, AZ

It can be hard to know when it’s time to call for plumbing repairs in Goodyear AZ. Here are some of the more common plumbing repairs that we do.

  • Clogged drains – Obviously, a clogged toilet, sink or shower drain are pretty common. Whether it’s a piece of food in your garbage disposal or soap scum build up in your shower, the plumbers at The Sunny Plumber can take care of it.
  • Leaking pipes – Another common problem in Goodyear, AZ is leaking pipes. Not only can leaks cost you money in wasted water, they can also cause tremendous water damage to your home. But finding the leak is not always easy. The Sunny Plumber provides leak detection services that allow us to find your leak quickly.
  • Gas lines – In many municipalities, only a licensed Goodyear plumber can work on gas lines. The Sunny Plumber is completely licensed to work on gas lines in your home. If you need to reroute some gas lines in your home to a new appliance or from a kitchen remodel, call The Sunny Plumber today.

Plumbing Installation in Goodyear, AZ

When you need any kind of plumbing installation in Goodyear AZ, you should always call for a plumber. The Sunny Plumber has years of experience installing all different types of plumbing fixtures. From bathroom remodels and new toilets to new construction, our plumbers in Goodyear AZ have experience doing it all. Having a professional plumber do any kind of plumbing services on your home is always a good idea.

When you need plumbing installation or plumbing repair in Goodyear, AZ, make sure that you contact The Sunny Plumber.

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