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Water Heater Tips: Avoiding Scalds

Monday, May 8th, 2017

thermostat-in-the-redAs hot as it may get in our area during the long, arduous summer season, we still have plenty of need for hot water in our homes. When you shower in the morning, run the dishwasher, or do your laundry, you’re using water that is heated by your water heater in Phoenix, AZ. It is a hardworking appliance, to say the least, and today’s water heaters are some of the most durable appliances on the market. It is important to remember, though, that misuse of your water heater can be dangerous.

Today, we are going to talk about the dangers of scalding yourself while using a tank water heater. There are some potential issues, as well as some user misunderstanding, which can make painful and dangerous scalds a real possibility. Keeping this information in mind, and working with a professional plumber as needed, can help to ensure that you and everyone else in your home uses hot water safely. 

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The Hot Water Heater in My Mesa AZ Home is Not Heating Water

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

You depend heavily upon your water heater in Mesa, AZ for your morning shower, to clean up after dinner, and to keep your whites crisp and fresh. But like any other part of your home, your water heater requires professional installation and routine maintenance to work well. That said, there will come a time when no amount of prevention can save your water heater from needing professional air conditioning repair. When your water heater stops heating water, it can be frustrating and disruptive to your daily routine.

For servicing of your water heater in Mesa, AZ, call The Sunny Plumber today!

There are numerous reasons why your water heater is no longer operating properly. It may even need to be retired. Let’s take a look at some potential reasons:

  • Bad heating element. If you have an electric water heater, then the entire hot water production process depends upon the integrity of the heating element. It is not dissimilar to other heating elements (such as those used in electric stoves). Over time, it may endure enough wear and tear as to render it less and less effective. If you notice a decline in your hot water capacity over time, it could very well be the heating element.
  • Electric motor fault. Your gas and oil water heater has a motor that drives the hot water production process. Like any motor, however, there may come a time when it no longer works as well as it once did and this can lead to insufficient hot water. Often, these motors are equipped with a reset switch.
  • No fuel. Make sure that your oil or gas water heater has enough fuel to combust in order to produce the hot water. Your supply valve may also have been shut off for safety reasons, so make sure you consult with a professional about any problems with your water heater.
  • Thermostat malfunction. Is your thermostat set to produce hot water? Make sure that it is. If that does not work, then you may have a problem with the temperature regulation.

Call The Sunny Plumber for all of your water heater needs, Mesa, AZ.

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Benefits of Regular Water Heater Maintenance in Phoenix

Monday, January 7th, 2013

You may not realize it, but you use your water heart every single day. Whether you’re washing dishes, doing laundry or taking a shower, your water heater gets a lot of use. When something goes wrong with your water heater, it can be a huge inconvenience for you. That’s why you want to make sure that it works whenever you need it. Getting professional water heater maintenance in Phoenix is a great way to make sure that your water heater is working well. Just like your car needs regular oil changes and tune-ups, your water heater needs the same kind of attention. We put together and quick list of some of the benefits to regular, professional water heater maintenance. If you have any questions about this list, just give us a call. One of our trained and friendly Phoenix plumbers would be more than happy to talk with you. Contact The Sunny Plumber today!

Benefits of Regular Water Heater Maintenance in Phoenix

There are many benefits to getting your water heater professionally maintained in Phoenix. Here are some of them.

  • Greater efficiency – Whether you have a tank or tankless water heater, it uses a lot of energy to heat the water in your home. Most people are interested in reducing the amount of energy that they use in their home. Over time, your water heater starts to wear down and develop small problems. Those small issues reduce the efficiency of your water heater and cause it to have to work harder to heat your water. When you have your water heater regularly inspected and maintained by a technician from The Sunny Plumber, they will be able to detect those problems and fix them thereby potentially increasing the efficiency of your water heater.
  • Reduced repairs – Another very attractive benefit of regular water heater maintenance in Phoenix is that it can potentially reduce the need for costly repairs. We repair a lot of water heaters every year and one of the common problems are small issues that never received attention. With regular water heater maintenance, you can fix those issues before they need more expensive repairs.
  • Extended life – We all want to avoid replacing appliances for as long as possible. At The Sunny Plumber, we do a lot of water heater replacement jobs in Phoenix. Often, we see that a small issue wasn’t fixed and, over time, eventually destroyed the whole water heater. Getting your water heater regularly maintained can allow our technicians to detect and repair those problems before they cause catastrophic damage to your system.

If you need water heater repairs in Phoenix, contact The Sunny Plumber. We only hire highly trained plumbers who have experience working on all types and brands of water heaters. Call us today if you have any questions about our maintenance plan or if you’d like to learn more about the plumbing services that we offer in Phoenix.

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