Ever been taking a nice relaxing, hot shower and all of the sudden it turns ice cold? Or your dishes aren’t getting cleaned in the dishwasher due to no hot water? These are all signs of water heater failure. The average life of a water heater is anywhere from 10-20 years, so if yours is approaching any of these decade marks, call Emergency Sewer and Drain Experts for an inspection or repairs today. Sometimes a simple tune up and minor repairs are all that is needed to keep your hot water unit working for a few more years, while other times, it is time for a replacement. When you call our plumbers at 708-934-4115, we can perform water heater repair or inspections in Oak Park, Il.
Water Heater Repair Service We Provide
Depending on what type of water heater you have will determine what repairs are needed. An electric tankless water heater will need drastically different repairs from a gas tankless water heater. Even an electric tankless water heater and electric tank water heater aren’t the same and require different maintenance knowledge! Knowing the brand, year of installation, and type of water heater is important when getting how water heater repair.
- Tankless Water Heaters If you are looking to save space, money, and water, then getting a tankless water heater is the right choice for you!
- Tank Water Heaters There are many options of tank water heaters to choose from. You can get electric or gas depending on what type of energy source you have, or get a hybrid water heater that also works as a space heater called a heat pump!
Water Heater Booster
Water Heater Booster Replacement and Installation
Many homeowners find that even with a large tank water heater, they still run out of hot water. With a tankless water heater, hot water is only created when prompted, so it can take a while. Both are negatives for people who need hot water immediately. To solve that problem, get a hot water heater booster! A water heater tank booster not only increases the temperature of already warm water, but it helps the water stay warmer for longer. This is beneficial for people with tank water heaters that risk the chance of their water going lukewarm as it just sits there. For water heater booster installation in Oak Park, Il, call Emergency Sewer and Drain Experts at 708-934-4115 today.
Hot Water Heater Booster Benefits
You should consider getting a hot water booster pump if you have sensitive skin, use lots of hot water, or are wanting to improve your health.
More Water Heater Storage: Since the hot water heater booster pump mixes the already hot water in the tank with the incoming cold water together to create a high temperature, more space is available in the tank, allowing more hot water to be stored.
Bacteria is Killed: A water heater booster sets the water temperature to 140 degrees fahrenheit, killing bacteria like Legionella which can cause respiratory illnesses. You would think that having the temperature set that high would result in scalding, but the booster had a filter that cools the water down after killing germs before it reaches skin.
Easy to Install: The water heater tank booster is simply attached to the existing tank’s hot water line and immediately begins adding gallons of water to the tank without taking up any additional room. Electric water heater booster and gas pumps are available for their respective units.
Water Heater Inspection
Water Heater Inspection
Just like you take your car in to get a tune up or get your roof inspected after a big storm, the same should be done for your water heater whenever you notice something is wrong with your water heater. A hot water heater inspection is an affordable way to help keep your water heater lasting its full warranty and even longer, saving you from having to make costly repairs and replacements sooner than necessary. For water inspection inspection services in Oak Park, Il, call Emergency Sewer and Drain Experts at 708-934-4115 today.
Hot Water Heater Inspection Checklist
During a water heater inspection, a plumber will look for signs of damage to your tank such as corrosion, water or gas leaks, unusual water pressure, or offset temperature.
Supply Valve: Controlling water flow to the water heater, if broken, no hot water is available.
Drain Valve: A drain valve works as a filtering pan that separates built up sediment from water. Too much sediment on the bottom of your water heater’s tank prevents the heating coils from being able to heat the water.
TPR: The temperature and pressure relief valve controls the water pressure and temperature to prevent painful, forceful, or scalding water from touching you. Too high of water pressure puts too much strain on pipes that can make them burst, or cause explosions in gas water heaters!
Gas Line: Too low or high of pressurized gas affects the flame in the pilot light used to heat the water, affecting the overall end result of the hot water. There could be a leak in the gas line which is a serious health and safety hazard, or it could be something more minor like a simple pressure gauge fix.
Sacrificial Anode:The sacrificial anode prevents the tank from corroding due to built up mineral or metal deposits. Replacing the anode is an easy fix that greatly increases the life of the water heater.
Water Heater Repair and Installation Service
Water heaters vary widely, so having a plumbing company you can trust to be able to know how to repair all types of makde are important. Some plumbing contractors only specialize in gas water heater repair or tankless water heater repair, but not us. Here at Emergency Sewer and Drain Experts, you will find that our expert team provides inspections and maintenance for all types of water heaters. Call 708-934-4115 today to set up your appointment for water heater repair in Oak Park, Il.