Posts Tagged ‘water heater repair’

Does My Water Heater Need Fall Maintenance?

Monday, October 12th, 2020

plumber-and-water-heaterWe can answer this question easily by first asking you another question: Has your water heater received maintenance this year?

If the answer is no, then our answer is: Yes, your water heater needs fall maintenance. A water heater must have inspections, cleanings, and adjustments once a year. You can have it done at any time since you always need a working water heater. If you haven’t had it done yet, however, fall is one of the ideal times. Water heaters work harder during cooler temperatures, and even if  water heaters in Santa Barbara, CA don’t undergo serious winter weather strain (Southern California, after all), you can still expect to put more demand on your water heater than during other times of the year. You want it to work at its best!

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Hard Water vs. Your Water Heater—The Bad News

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Wavy-water-lineHard water is water that has a high level of minerals suspended in it, principally magnesium and calcium. This isn’t harmful for drinking; after all, these minerals are found in food. However, those minerals are not good for the plumbing in a home, and they also affect the ability to keep both the house and people in it properly clean. (Soap doesn’t dissolve well in hard water, leaving to filmy deposits, itchy skin, flat hair, and more.)

Hard water is a common problem in Santa Barbara, but it’s often easy for people to ignore when they don’t see the major negative effects. We strongly recommend our local customers to find out if they’ve got hard water and to have a water softener installed if they do. There are plenty of reasons to do this, but we want to focus on one of biggest in this post—hard water can ruin your water heater.

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, November 11th, 2019

water-heater-tankBecause we enjoy mild winters in Santa Barbara and Ventura County, we don’t place too much emphasis on our household heating systems. But there is a heating system in your home that works all around the year. It’s your water heater, and fall is as good a time as any to consider the future of your current water heating system. No water heater lasts forever, and at some point you’ll need to arrange to have it replaced.

Has that time arrived? Let’s look closer…

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Help! There’s No Hot Water! 6 Possible Explanations

Monday, March 4th, 2019

hot-water-faucetMost of us can relate with the feeling of the hot water shutting off on us during a shower. If you’re using a tank water heater, then you know that you’ve simply used up all the water and will have to wait for some more.

But what if the hot water refuses to turn on at all, even after waiting for more hot water? At that point, you might have an actual problem with the water heater itself. Here are 6 possible explanations as to why that’s happening.

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Don’t Freak Out Over These Water Heater Issues

Monday, September 17th, 2018

technician-in-front-of-heaterYour water heater is acting strangely… does this mean it’s time for replacement? Well, it could, but this time, we only want to talk about problems that aren’t nearly as drastic as they seem. So relax! That doesn’t mean these problems are completely harmless, of course, but we won’t leave you in the dark on how to proceed. Here are some minor plumbing problems that you should be on the lookout for.

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