Appliances

How to Install a Gas Water Heater: A Step-by-Step DIY Guide

Gas water heater installation may seem intimidating, but it’s actually easier than you may think, although, if the job is bigger than you want to tackle you can always hire a professional plumber. They’ll be happy to install your gas water heater and dispose of your old unit as well. But if you’re up for […]

How to Install an Electric Water Heater

Electric water heater installation is a great do-it-yourself task. It really isn’t as hard as you may think. If you’re not afraid of doing some basic electrical work and plumbing, you can save yourself some money.The average service life of a water heater is between 8 to 12 years. If your heater is reaching old […]

How to Replace a Water Heater Element: A Step-by-Step Guide

Knowing how to replace a water heater element can save you money, it’s actually not as difficult as you may think. Electric water heaters use heating elements to heat water, but over time, the elements wear out and need to be replaced. If you notice that your water heater runs out of hot water, is […]

How to Unclog a Drain Valve: When You Can’t Drain Your Water Heater

Knowing how to unclog a drain valve can save the day when you have 50+ gallons of hot water in your tank and it doesn’t want to drain! The most common reason a drain valve clogs is from excessive sediment.Sediment can enter your tank with the incoming water supply, and it also can be the […]

How to Repair Water Damage From A Leaking Water Heater

Water damage and a leaking water heater go hand-in-hand. That’s especially true if you didn’t detect your leak until your floor was covered in water. Once you’ve fixed the leak it’s time to assess your floor for damage.  All types of flooring can suffer water damage. But wood flooring is especially at risk.If your leak […]

T&P Relief Valve: An Important Water Heater Safety Device

The T&P Relief Valve, short for Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve, is a critical safety devise on your water heater. This valve may sit quietly unnoticed on your water heater, but it has a very important purpose: To keep your heater from exploding! If your T&P relief valve is properly functioning and your tank has […]

Water Heater Leaking 101: The Ultimate Guide to Find the Leak

You probably weren’t expecting to find your water heater leaking. But there it is, sitting in a big puddle of water! The consequences can be anything from mild to catastrophic. A water heater leak may result in only a small amount of water on your floor that is more of nuisance; or it may be […]

Water Heater Leaking from the Top: Everything You Should Know

There’s no denying it, finding a puddle of water around your water heater is depressing. But, if you found your water heater leaking from the top, well that might not be as bad as you think. Frequently, when a water heater leaks from the top it’s a fixable problem. It is also a less expensive […]

Water Heater Replacement: 5 Clues Telling You When to Replace

Water heater replacement is rarely something people get excited about. In fact, most people don’t realize how critical a water heater is to their day-to-day life until they wake-up one morning and find they only have cold water! When a water heater isn’t properly working the ability to wash clothing, run a dishwasher and take […]

Water Heater Buyers Guide

Our water heater buyers guide will help you make an informed decision when it’s time to choose a water heater. There are multiple types of water heaters available, each with their own set of pro’s and con’s. While most people are familiar with traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters have recently gained in popularity. This […]

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