Possible Reasons That Your Water Heater Smells

November 18, 2022

Like any other appliance, water heaters can sometimes suffer from issues that cause them to not work properly. One common complaint we hear at is customers saying that their water heater smells, and the first thing we always ask is whether it is the unit itself that smells or if they mean that their hot water has a bad odor. These problems can happen for different reasons. Here is a quick overview of the potential causes and how to overcome them. Smells Coming From the Water Heater Itself Unusual odors coming from the water heater itself can be a sign...

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4 Common Hot Water Heater Issues in Missouri

September 15, 2022

You expect your hot water heater to give you hot water. However, there often comes a time when it may not be up to par. Here are some common issues you may experience with your hot water heater. 1. Odd Noises If you hear a ticking noise, it may occur because of a water pressure change. It could also be an issue with the heat traps. A heat trap causing the noise isn’t commonly a serious issue, but you can get them replaced with a quieter one. A banging or popping noise could indicate sediment buildup or loose components. This...

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How to Flush Your Water Heater’s Tank

August 11, 2022

Mineral deposits build up in your water heater’s tank over time. To get rid of these deposits, you need to flush the tank once a year or more, depending on the mineral content of your water. By doing this, your water heater will last longer and operate more efficiently. Turn Off the Water Heater Switch off the cold-water supply valve, which is on top of your water heater. If you have a gas water heater, turn the thermostat to pilot. If yours is an electric model, flip its circuit breaker in the electrical panel. Connect a Hose to the Drain...

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How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

March 17, 2021

You probably don’t think about the water heater in your Jackson, MO, home very frequently. However, you’ll quickly notice if it stops working. To reduce the risk of a malfunction or total breakdown of your hot water heater, it’s important to schedule regular professional maintenance of the unit. Between maintenance visits, you should drain the water heater’s tank about once per year. Use these tips to safely perform this maintenance task. Turn Off the Power and Water Before you drain the water heater’s tank, you need to allow the water to cool to room temperature. To do this, you’ll need...

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What Are The Most Common Plumbing Problems?

February 16, 2021

You may never realize how much you rely on plumbing systems until they start developing issues. Plumbing problems are an inventible part of owning a home in Jackson, MO. Some issues develop due to normal wear and tear, while others are caused by poor maintenance. Unfortunately, some plumbing problems go unnoticed until they develop into serious problems. Here are some of the common plumbing problems you might encounter in your home. Dripping Faucets Dripping faucets can be costly, annoying, and wasteful. They can be caused by a worn-out O-ring or washer that requires replacement. Additionally, improper faucet installation and corrosion...

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How To Light The Pilot Light on Your Hot Water Heater

February 16, 2020

The pilot light on your home’s water heater is a small flame that is used to ignite the main burners, which will then heat the water in your tank. While it might be a relatively rare occurrence, pilot lights can go out. In those cases, you will need to relight it. This is a minor fix that you can likely handle on your own as long as you closely follow the instructions included with your unit. If you are not confident in your ability to do this safely, you can always consult with a professional plumber, like those available at...

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3 Tips to Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Leaks

November 8, 2019

A burst pipe is one of the most frustrating things that can happen to a homeowner in winter. However, most pipes don’t burst or leak without warning. There are signs you can look for and deal with before the problem gets too serious. To help prevent disaster during winter, here are three proven ways to avoid leaky pipes. 1. Clean Your Drains One big reason why pipes burst is the buildup of grease and debris in shower and sink drains. If you haven’t cleaned out your drains in a while, then there may be a nasty clog that’s forcing more...

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What to Look for in a Professional Plumber

July 17, 2019

The plumbing system in your home is something you probably don’t think about until something goes wrong with it. Unfortunately, some pipe issues require the services of a plumbing professional. You probably don’t have the phone number of a quality plumber on hand if you’ve never had to hire one before. The following are some tips on finding the right professional. Word of Mouth This is a tried and true cliche that exists for a reason. The people closest to you, like friends and neighbors, aren’t going to want to look you in the eye after they have given you...

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