A water heater supplies heated water to the faucet, bath, and shower taps throughout the home. In order to keep your water heater functioning properly for the long term, you’ll need to be proactive about maintaining it.
At Oro Pro Plumbing Inc., our job is to maximize the lifespan and performance of our clients’ water heaters through regular service.
Common water heater problems include:
- Limited amounts of hot water
- No hot water at all
- Leaking tanks
- Odd noises coming from the unit
- Cloudy or rusty colored water
- Increased utility bills as a result of decreased unit efficiency
The Importance of Maintenance
Manufacturers recommend having your water heater flushed annually.
Flushing your water heater is similar to getting your car’s oil changed—it helps maintain efficient performance and prolongs the unit’s lifespan by removing calcium and sediment buildup.
Besides flushing the unit, Oro Pro Plumbing Inc.’s water heater maintenance service includes complementary measures such as inspecting the anode rod (which helps prevent corrosion of the tank) and checking for proper ventilation.
Of course, any water heater eventually needs to be replaced. Signs that you’re due for a water heater replacement include reduced performance and signs of rust, calcium buildup, and/or corrosion.
Our San Mateo water heater plumbers can replace your unit quickly and correctly. We observe all plumbing code requirements, including safety measures like double-strapping the tank to the wall.
For storage tank water heaters, our owner’s favorite brands include State, Bradford White®, and Rheem®.
What Happens If You Don't Flush Your Water Heater?
If water heaters are not flushed regularly, sediment may build up inside the water heater, inside pipes or even come out of faucets.
Additionally, water pressure may lower, pipes may burst and water quality may decrease if your water heater is not properly maintained.
Maintaining your water heater is a necessary part of helping it last as long as possible.
Benefits of Going Tankless for Your Water Heater
These days, many homeowners are making the switch from storage tank water heaters to tankless models, which use less energy, take up less space, and provide endless hot water.
While tankless water heaters aren’t right for every household, in the right scenario, they can be a great investment.
Here are some additional benefits:
- Energy savings: Tankless water heaters only heat water when it's needed, unlike traditional tank water heaters that constantly heat and reheat water, resulting in wasted energy and higher bills.
- Space-saving: Tankless water heaters are smaller and more compact than traditional tank water heaters, freeing up valuable space in your home.
- Longer lifespan: Tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years, compared to the average 10-15 year lifespan of traditional tank water heaters.
- Environmentally friendly: Tankless water heaters produce less carbon emissions and are more energy-efficient, making them a more eco-friendly option for your home.
Our Redwood City plumbers can help you choose the best tankless water heater for your home and provide professional installation services.
For tankless water heaters, the owner’s favorite brands include Rinnai®, Noritz®, and Takagi.
Here for All Your Redwood City Water Heater Emergencies
Not having warm water can be quite frustrating and disruptive to your life.
When you find yourself in that situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to our San Mateo water heater service team.
We are available 24/7 for emergency situations that can’t wait until normal business hours.
If you have a minor problem that you think we can help with over the phone, give us a call and we’ll try to help you solve the problem.
Oro Pro also offers:
- Same-day service appointments
- Cost-cutting coupons and specials
- Spanish speaking technicians
We are available around the clock when your plumbing emergencies occur. We won't leave you underwater.
Our team is licensed to handled kitchen and bathroom upgrades and remodels to bring things up to code.
We work efficiently and always stand behind our work. We're happy when our customers are happy!
Our technicians come to every job prepared with the tools needed to get the job done right.
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