A water heater is an essential part of any home. A water heater can make a home more comfortable, supplying a steady supply of warm or hot water to faucets, tubs, and showers.
Since water heaters are such an essential part of a home, it is immediately noticeable when they stop working correctly. Cold water is uncomfortable for homeowners, making a failing water heater a problem for people.
Thankfully, North Peachtree Plumbing offers comprehensive water heater service and repair.
We help homeowners with all of the following water heater services:
Our team is always available to help out with any water heater services a home may require. We understand that a water heater is an essential part of any home, which is why we will work diligently to assess any potential issues.
Types of Water Heaters
There are two major types of water heaters that most homeowners use. These two major types of water heaters are tankless and conventional water heaters.
At North Peachtree Plumbing, we provide service for both types of water heaters. We understand that issues with a water heater can be challenging to diagnose, especially for a busy homeowner.
That is why we strive to offer quality service and efficiency. We want homeowners to feel reassured that their unit will function as intended.
We’ve broken down the two types of water heaters and some of their issues below. If any homeowner struggles to figure out what is wrong with their water heater, we would be happy to diagnose the situation promptly.
Conventional Water Heaters
The traditional water heater stores a constant supply of hot water to homeowners. Most conventional water heaters have a 40 – 100 gallon tank, which continuously heats throughout the day.
When a homeowner uses hot water in a faucet or tub, the tank pumps more water and heats it. This process ensures that hot water constantly flows to the home.
Conventional water heaters can:
- Hold anywhere from 40 – 100 gallons of water
- Heat water on an as-needed basis
- Fit in a garage or supply closet
- Last up to 15 years
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are an energy-efficient alternative to a traditional water heater. According to the Department of Energy, they are 24% – 34% more energy-efficient than conventional water heaters.
Tankless water heaters also last much longer than conventional water heaters. With proper maintenance, a homeowner can get at least 20 years of life out of their tankless water heater.
Tankless water heaters can:
- Provide hot water at a rate of 2-5 gallons a minute
- Heat water on demand, instead of continuously
- Save homeowners money on energy bills each year
- Last up to 20 years, if properly maintained
- Be placed almost anywhere due to their compact design
Common Water Heater Issues
Unfortunately, problems can sometimes arise with any water heater. North Peachtree Plumbing can help homeowners repair their water heaters as efficiently as possible. Our dedicated team can help diagnose any issues that arise.
Common water heater problems include:
- Low hot water pressure
- Foul tasting and smelling water
- Banging and clanging noises
- Leaking water heater
- No hot water at all
Low Hot Water Pressure
If a home has hard water issues, then sediment may begin to build up at the bottom of the water heater. This sediment can create water pressure issues, which make the flow of water inconsistent. If hot water pressure seems inconsistent, we recommend calling a plumbing service.
Foul Tasting and Smelling Water
Sediment buildup can also leave the water with a funny taste or smell. This situation typically occurs when the water supply fills with sediment or metallic substances. If the water tastes or smells bad, we advise not to drink it. Instead, call a plumbing specialist and remedy the problem right away.
Banging and Clanging Noises
If the bottom of the water heater fills with sediment, it may be in piping. The sound of water traveling through these sediment deposits will be loud and jarring. Many homeowners describe it as a banging or clanging noise.
This situation can be irritating to homeowners, and we recommend a repair as soon as possible.
Leaking Water Heater
If a water heater is leaking, turn it off immediately. This situation usually indicates that a homeowner needs to replace their water heater. For homeowners struggling with this issue, follow the steps below and contact us immediately. We can help people repair their water heaters as soon as possible.
No Hot Water At All
If a water heater isn’t releasing hot water at all, there could be an internal problem with the water heater itself. There could also be extensive sediment buildup, which blocks water from exiting the water heater. A professional plumbing service should look at the heater to identify the source of the problem.
What to Do During a Plumbing Emergency
Plumbing emergencies are stressful and taxing on a homeowner. To ensure that they get fixed as soon as possible, a homeowner should follow these steps:
1. Turn off the Water
Turn off the home’s water to ensure that the problem no longer persists. If flooding or a burst has occurred, this gives homeowners the time to clean up the damage.
2. Turn off the Water Heater
Turn off the water heater to ensure that no damage occurs to the unit while waiting on the plumbing service to arrive.
3. Assess Any Damage
Assessing damage will give a plumbing service a better idea of the issue before they get to the scene.
4. Contact North Peachtree Plumbing
North Peachtree Plumbing specializes in emergency plumbing repair. We can help homeowners with their emergency plumbing needs—our team trains to handle situations big and small.
Contact North Peachtree Plumbing
If you need plumbing expertise, North Peachtree Plumbing is at your service. Located in Suwanee, Georgia, our service also extends to Cumming, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and Roswell.
To reach us for emergency or non-emergency services, we are available via phone at (678) 234-8385 or our email address. We also have a contact form on our website, should you prefer to reach us that way.
Whether or not you are experiencing a plumbing emergency, our expert service will help you get the job done quickly and at a reasonable price. Let our experts take care of your plumbing needs.