Are you thinking about using a tankless hot water heater in your home? If you are then you need to know the pros and cons of this type of water heater. This will help you decide if this type of heater is the best choice for your home or not.
In order to find a good plumber, after making sure that they are licensed, it’s important to choose a plumber that has been in the business a while. At least five years is a good standard. Then you would be advised to choose a plumber that offers a warranty on their work. You don’t want to pay twice for the same repair!
The temperature and relief valve is very necessary for the safety of the heater. Raise the part of your leaver upwards to test the temperature halfway and release it. If it is in good working order, it will return to its position. Listen to the sound of running water and see if it is draining either to the outside or the floor drain.
Flush out hot water tank every now and then to remove any fragments that settled to the tank bottom. You can do a minimal flush by using a bucket and placing it under the drain valve. Drain off a bucket of water and close the valve or drain more than one bucket if you want to ensure of getting any potential debris inside.
All new Water Heater s should have an anode rod installed from the factory. Some of them have the anode installed in a separate opening on top of the tank and some use a combination anode rod that is installed in the hot water outlet of the tank. If possible, get a Water Heater Repair Ormond Beach with a separate anode rod, which will usually have a hex head on top where the anode screws into the tank. This will allow you to add a second, combination anode to increase your protection.
Once you’ve installed a real drain valve, follow the manufacturers suggestion. Once or twice a year, hook a hose to the drain and flush the tank out until the water runs clear. This will help prevent a sediment build up in the tank bottom. Sediment that collects around the bottom seam can act as a barrier and not allow the anode to protect that part of the tank. A reduction in efficiency due to this build up is also a common gas water heater problem, but the big issue is that it blocks the anode protection.
Of course if you have any problems or questions please call a licensed and insured plumber to help you out. It would be wise to contact your local city hall or code enforcement authorities to make sure that your project is up to code. The city you live in will likely have a list of current code requirements for your area. Also before undertaking a job like this, make sure you ask them about getting the needed permits and inspections and what the requirements are. Do not attempt this task unless you are in good physical condition, as this is very hard work and nobody wants you to get hurt. These steps are not intended to be all inclusive for every situation so please carefully research the job at hand before starting your project.