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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Water Heater Repair: What You Need to Know

by Madison Dean

If you're like most homeowners, you probably don't give your water heater much thought until it stops working. That's why it's important to keep your water heater in good working order and to know when it's time to call in professional help. This blog post will cover everything you need to know about water heater repair.

Know the signs of a problem

One of the first things you should do as a homeowner is to be aware of the signs that something might be wrong with your water heater. If you notice a sudden decrease in the hot water supply, hear strange noises coming from the tank, or see water pooling around the unit, it's time to take action. These signs could indicate a variety of problems, from a faulty thermostat to a leaky tank.

Check the pilot light

If you have a gas water heater, the pilot light is what ignites the gas that heats the water in the tank. If it goes out, you'll be left with no hot water. Before you call in a professional, check to see if the pilot light is lit. If it's not, try relighting it according to the manufacturer's instructions. If that doesn't work, it's time to call in a pro.

Flush the tank

Over time, sediment can build up in your water heater tank, which can cause all kinds of problems, from decreased efficiency to leaks. To prevent this, it's a good idea to flush your tank once a year. You can do this yourself, or you can call in a professional. Flushing the tank involves draining all the water out of it, so make sure you have a plan for where the water will go.

Find a reputable plumber

When it comes to water heater repair, it's important to find a plumber you can trust. Look for a licensed and insured plumber who has experience working with water heaters. Ask for references and read online reviews to get a sense of the plumber's track record. And don't be afraid to ask questions!

Water heater repair is something that every homeowner should be familiar with. By knowing the signs of a problem, checking the pilot light, flushing the tank, finding a reputable plumber, and considering a replacement, you can keep your hot water flowing smoothly and avoid costly repairs down the line. And if you're ever in doubt, don't hesitate to call in a professional — they'll have the expertise and tools to get the job done right!

For more info about water heater repair, contact a local company.