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02/09/2015

Water Heater Repair and Maintenance Services | Stamford, CT

If you are utilizing a hot water heater in your household or place of business and you begin to hear a loud snapping or clanging sound reverberating from it while it is working, the cause is most likely mineral deposits building up at the bottom of the water heater tank. If you are utilizing an electric water heater, the mineral deposit buildup could cause a loud hissing sound. Once these mineral deposits begin to buildup, it can reek havoc on your hot water heater system and cause severe and costly damage. Some of the damaging results of mineral deposit buildup include:

  • When mineral deposits building, it can prevent heat from getting properly transferred to the water, which can create a situation where the water heater can potentially overheat. When a water heater overheats, the interior of the tank can become damaged which can cause it to leak.
  • When mineral deposits buildup on the electrodes of an electric water heater, it can cause the heating electrode to fail.
  • It will prevent your water heater from operating at an efficient level, which will limit the amount of hot water that is accessible and raise your home energy costs.

As we previously mentioned, the first indicator that your water heater is in need of repair is a popping or clanging sound that is being omitted. If you are experiencing this, it is important that you have your hot water heater serviced as soon as possible. A malfunctioning water heating unit can create high energy bills. If you need to replace your water heating unit, the Connecticut plumbing and heating professionals at Schede Plumbing are here to help.

Clear your water heater tank of sediment

If you are knowledgeable on the operations of a hot water heater, you can attempt to clear the mineral deposit buildup yourself by following the steps discussed below. If you are not familiar with hot water heaters, it is probably best to contact a professional Connecticut plumber to perform the service.

  1. Turn off the Water Supply
  2. Drain the Hot Water
  3. Flush out the Remaining Sediment
  4. Test the Pressure-Release Valve

Many homeowners throughout Connecticut are not aware that in order to maintain a properly running hot water heater, it is imperative to perform maintenance practices on a consistent basis. You can contact the plumbing and heating technicians at Schede Plumbing for all of hot water heater repair and maintenance needs. We can keep your hot or cold water temperatures and energy bills under control. Our plumbing and heating experts will repair and install any type of residential or commercial water heaters. Contact us today for a free consultation!

Schede Plumbing and Heating provides drainage repair, hot water heater installation and maintenance services, tankless water heaters, generators, air conditioning, general pluming repairs and installations, new construction, well pumps, and general heating installation and repair services. Our service area includes the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut and New York: Fairfield, Greenwich, Stamford, Westport, Westchester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Rye. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!

02/01/2015

Old Home Plumbing Issues – Stamford, CT

There are many reasons why many Connecticut residents prefer to live in older houses. The majority of older homes throughout the state were built using high quality materials and exude much more charm and character than many of the cookie-cutter style models of modern homes. They usually contain aesthetically pleasing hardwood floors with beautiful windows. It may also be more cost-effective to buy an older home and perform renovations, rather than build a new home from the ground up.

However, some of the down-sides to moving into an aging house is that it was built using methods and materials that are dated by today’s standards, and are typically not as efficient as modern structures. For instance, the layout of your bathroom and kitchen plumbing may not be holding up to modern standards. In the past, steal piping was used for plumbing instead of copper or plastic piping which is most commonly used these days. The complications that can occur with older steel pipes is that they will eventually rust and deteriorate, which will be a catalyst for pipe leaks and cloggings.

Another issue with many older homes, is they are not built with the proper plumbing ventilation standards of today. Plumbing ventilation and trap is essential in carrying exhaust and sewer gasses from out of the house. In older homes, the trap installations that are used for bathtubs and floor drains are more susceptible to clogging and are much less sanitary than modern trap installations. It is recommended that you have these older traps and ventilation systems replaced and upgraded.

The plumbing problems associated with older homes will typically require a great deal of remodeling for your kitchen or bathroom because the dimensions and materials that are utilized in up to date plumbing are much different than older plumbing practices. For residents living in Fairfield County, Westchester County and surrounding Connecticut and New York, If you are interested in updating the plumbing for your kitchen or bathroom, you can contact the Connecticut plumbing professionals at Schede Plumbing and Heating for a free consultation and estimate. Bathroom and kitchen remodeling is our specialty and we can handle every aspect of your project, including vanities, countertops, electrical work, plumbing, tiling, construction and more without the need for subcontractors.

Schede Plumbing and Heating provides kitchen and bathroom renovations, drainage repair, hot water heater installation and maintenance services, tankless water heaters, generators, air conditioning, general pluming repairs and installations, new construction, well pumps, and general heating installation and repair services. Our service area includes the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut and New York: Fairfield, Greenwich, Stamford, Westport, Westchester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Rye. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!

    

 

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