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These Are Water Heater Emergencies

Monday, August 20th, 2018

water-heaterIt’s one thing for your water heater to stop working one day (unless you like washing your dishes with cold water). But it’s another thing entirely for your water heater to leak or even burst.

Unfortunately, with water heaters, a leak isn’t something you can just patch up—it means the end of your water heater. Likewise, a water heater burst is just as dangerous as it sounds. Before that can happen, we’ll tell you what to look out for.

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Is Your Water Heater in Need of Repairs?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

water-heater-repairWater heaters, particularly traditional tank water heaters, are a staple of most homes in the area, and are absolutely vital to keeping your home running. Hot water is essential to cooking and cleaning, especially in the winter when the weather is cold and you need the water heater to do its job. Tank water heaters are usually very quiet, and they typically are placed in quiet out-of-the-way spots in your home, such as the basement. That’s one of the reasons why the tank model of water heating is so popular.

Unfortunately, that can be a double-edged sword in many cases. Because the system is so quiet and occupies spots that rarely see much activity in your home, problems with our water heater have a way of sneaking up on you. By the time you notice that something’s wrong, the damage could be extensive, and in many cases, it might mean replacing the whole water tank instead of just repairing it. If you want to prevent that and keep your water heater safe, you need to know if it’s in need of repairs as soon as humanly possible.

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Ask Your Plumber if a Tankless Water Heater Is Right for You

Monday, February 5th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterHot water is an absolute necessity of life, and for that, you need a good quality hot water heater. That’s especially true in the winter when the weather gets cold and hot water is needed more than ever.

Most of us are accustomed to traditional tank water heaters, which use the tall cylinders filled with water for the plumbing of our homes. But they’re not the only kind of water heater out there, and depending on your needs, an alternative may be a better idea. Tankless water heaters cost more to install, but can make a big difference in a number of ways for homes that are suited to it.

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A Hybrid Water Heater Makes a Valuable Addition to Your Plumbing System

Monday, November 20th, 2017

hybrid-water-heaterWater heaters rank among the most important components to your home: providing safe, reliable hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Most of us are accustomed to the traditional tank model of water heater, with its tall cylindrical tank tucked away in the basement or garage. But it’s not the only type of water heater out there, and depending on your present circumstances, you might want to look into alternative models if you’re in the market for a new one.

More specifically, look for hybrid water heaters, also known as heat pump water heaters. They could provide benefits uniquely suited to your home.

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Flush your Water Heater This Fall

Monday, September 18th, 2017

water-heater-maintenanceSummer officially ends in just a few days, and with the cool weather of fall comes the need to prepare your home for winter. This should include a close look at your water heater, including performing some easy maintenance to help it perform at its best.

Sediment can build up on the bottom of the water heater if you aren’t careful, which in turn can make it more difficult (and expensive) to heat your water. Not only can that raise your monthly bills, but it can lead to bigger problems like frozen pipes in the winter. Flushing the water heater is a simple and easy way to help prevent that from occurring.

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3 Signs of Trouble with Your Water Heater

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Your water heater probably sits in the basement, garage, laundry room or other corner of your Concord, MA home: quietly doing its job without much fuss or trouble. It’s easy to ignore in light of more pressing household problems, or the daily juggling act of jobs, commutes and family time. But when trouble arises with your water heater, it tends to leave signs, which you can spot if you know what to look for. This is important because the sooner you address a growing issue with your water heater, the less arduous and expensive the repairs are likely to be. Here are 3 signs of trouble with your water heater that you should watch for.

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How to Flush Your Water Heater

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Water heaters tend to do their jobs without much fuss, and when they’re tucked away in the basement or garage of your Concord, MA home, you can easily forget about them. That can actually cause big problems, because many of the breakdowns suffered by water heaters could have been prevented with timely servicing and care. We recommend scheduling a maintenance session for your water heater at least once a year. In addition, you can help your own cause out by flushing your water heater every 2-3 months. This prevents sediment from building up on the bottom of the tank: a major cause of stress and trouble if it gets out of hand. Flushing your water heater is very easy and takes just a short amount of time. Simply follow these steps:

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3 Signs of Trouble With Your Water Heater

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Your water heater is intended to do its job without a fuss, which can lead many homeowners to take it for granted. This can be a big mistake. When troubles arise with your water heater, they tend to do so suddenly and without warning. Your best defense against it is to schedule regular maintenance once or twice a year from a qualified plumber in the Boston, MA area. Even if you do, however, signs of trouble from your water heater can still crop up. When they do, you need to summon a repair service immediately. Here are three of the most common ones to look out for.

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