Appliances

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 […]

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 […]

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 device 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 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 […]

No Hot Water: Tips for Gas and Electric Water Heaters

Having no hot water can drastically affect your daily routine. There’s a number of reasons your hot water has turned cold, and in many cases you can fix the problem yourself without the need for a professional plumber.   If your hot water is lukewarm, the problem may be the dip tube. In this article, we’ll […]

Water Heater Maintenance Tips & How-Tos​

Performing water heater maintenance is often an overlooked task. Like many household appliances, your water heater sits in a corner quietly doing it’s job. In fact, once it’s installed and set to the desired temperature, it’s about as close to maintenance-free as you can get. The Importance of Regular Water Heater MaintenanceThe average service life […]

Water Heater Disposal: Junk It, Recycle It, or Repurpose It

Water heater disposal isn’t something you think about everyday. In fact, it likely didn’t enter your mind when you were purchasing your new tank. But now you need to figure out how to get rid of your old water heater. Taking it to the landfill is often the first thing homeowners consider, but you might […]

Which Fuel Type is Best for a Traditional Style Water Heater

When the time comes to replace your old water heater you may want to consider your options regarding what fuel type to use. Each fuel type has its own set of pro’s and con’s. If you are building a new home or doing a major remodel this is a good time to do some research […]

Water Heater Safety: What You Need To Know

Water heater safety is rarely something you think about. In fact, most people don’t think about their water heater at all. It’s an easy appliance to take for granted. It sits in a closet, in your garage, or somewhere else out of site in your home and quietly does it’s job. In fact, the average […]

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