Water Heaters : Repair / Install
At CareOne Plumbing, we have the experience and know-how to help your family with water heater repair and/or installation. Though we specialize in the brands below, we can install and service any type of water heaters in your home.
Secrets About Your Water Heater
Very often, tank failure and leaks are due to rusting. However, proper installation, maintenance and adjustment will keep your water heater rust-free and operating at peak efficiency. Follow these steps to ensure a healthy water heater in Inland Empire:
- Check that your tank’s anode rod has sufficient sacrificial metal remaining on its steel wire core. Replace it when necessary.
- If you have copper or brass water heater connections (hot, cold and recirculation loop lines), change them over to dielectric unions and plastic lined steel nipples. This will reduce this electrolytic corrosion.
- Make sure the bottom of your tank is sediment-free. When sediment accumulates in a gas heater, it forms a barrier between the water and the flame, slowing heat transfer. It also weakens the steel tank bottom and exposes it to water-and to potential rusting.
- Check that your tank’s surroundings aren’t harmful to the tank (avoid salt, chlorine, or other corrosive chemicals).
- Keep your heater as dry as possible. Make sure plumbing fittings are in good condition (such as the drain valve, heating elements, and hot and cold connections).
- Consider your tank’s age before getting maintenance performed. A newer heater will have a sufficient anode rod, but an older heater may need a new anode. Also check for a damaged dip tube and for recalcitrant drains on an older unit.
Recommended Water Heaters – Bradford White
While there is no single water heater perfect for every Inland Empire homeowner, Bradford White offers the solutions to any water heating need you may encounter. They offer an extensive line of residential water heaters. Bradford White’s expertise in water heating includes gas, electric, oil, solar and indirectly powered models.
This vast experience, coupled with a responsive infrastructure, allows them to be extremely flexible. That means Bradford White does change direction, when events dictate, to meet and exceed the requirements of our customers and our customers’ customers.
The residential, gas-powered, conventionally vented water heater stands as the time-tested workhorse of our industry. Unlimited flows rates and large standby supplies of hot water have helped make this design the most popular style across a diverse geographic area. Whether powered by natural or propane (LP) gas, this venerable and familiar style has undergone considerable change in recent history. The most important change was the incorporation of Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant (FVIR) technology.