Stepping into the bathroom knowing there’s no hope for a warm shower before work is a depressing feeling. The problem worsens when there is no hot water for cleaning dishes or laundry. Reliant Plumbing can help make sure you have hot water for dishes and laundry and your next morning dip is plenty warm with a working conventional hot water heater. Most homes and businesses are using conventional water heaters and our licensed plumbers can help. Reliant Plumbing provides water heater repair or installation service for customers within our service area that includes all of Austin.
The size of your business or home and the number of people using hot water daily are key to determining what size hot water heater you require. Common sizes include 40- or 50-gallon tanks that provide a good recovery rate when heating water as the tank drains due to usage. Our courteous, professional plumbers can help you decide which water heater meets your usage needs and the one that offers the highest energy efficiency rating. Older models, especially those over 10 years old, use more energy than newer models. We encourage customers to consider installing a new water heater for the advantages of more efficient heating and less energy costs while heating the same amount of water or more. Older models will certainly need more repairs while a new hot water heater – thanks to technology – requires less maintenance to do more work. This feature alone saves money through the years.
Don’t let an older, working model or gains in technology lull you into less maintenance for your hot water heater. We recommend flushing your hot water heater twice each year no matter how old the model. This helps the hot water unit operate more quietly and efficiently by removing build-up of sediment. In certain areas of Austin and nearby communities, flushing may be needed more often because of the “hardness” of the water and its increased sediment build up or corrosion. If you allow sediment to build up too much in a hot water heater, it can leak heavily and cause damage to surrounding flooring or walls. Such damage results in much higher repair bills versus proper maintenance throughout the year. A leaking hot water heater may cause more costly damage than simply replacing the unit.
Today’s world of do-it-yourself projects can be tempting when considering repairing or replacing a conventional hot water heater. We strongly suggest calling your local plumbers at Reliant Plumbing for any hot water heater repairs or installation. There are many variables such as proper placement, connecting gas or electric lines, temperature settings and proper water line connections that must be considered. You’d be surprised how many times people forget to turn on the pilot light if required. If any one piece of the hot water heater installation or repair fails, the cost to repair the initial work can skyrocket. Technicians and plumbers at Reliant Plumbing have years of experience and skill working with conventional hot water heaters. We can help you enjoy the comforts a hot water heater provides, and we work with your budget as possible.
Whether you need regular maintenance, emergency repairs, or any related plumbing service, we are here and ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We want you to have the best plumbing system possible, and we have the skills and knowledge to make it happen. As your local neighborhood plumbers, let us give your residential plumbing or commercial plumbing the same quality of care we give our own. For all plumbing needs in Austin, call the professionals at Reliant Plumbing today at (512) 271-2172.