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people of Winnipeg have arrived at this water-heater web-site after
finding themselves with no hot water. Simple problems like pilot re-light
or more serious issues such as overheating, small drain valve leaks
to the end-of-the-line split tank. No matter the tank brand, Giant,
Rheem, John-Wood, Bradford White, all the tanks will eventually
burst in time.
A few will have noticed the hot water heater tank isn't supplying the same amount of hot water they are use to. Other more unfortunate consumers have found the hot water tank has started to leak, and in some cases, flooded the home causing a large mess and damage to belongings not to mention structural damage to walls and flooring.
Be sure to check out the FAQ page of this web-site for many useful tips and advice on what to do when faced with the repairs or purchase of a new hot water heater.
Believe it, hot liquids are responsible for more burns than fire. If you have health disorders that desensitize your skin, you are even at greater risk of getting severely burned or even scared. Children are often burned from hot bathing water, it only takes a brief moment for burning to occur. Below we have some tips to help keep you and your family safe.
Naturally, you want to keep your water heater hot, too hot and you will have areas of concern when it comes to burns, to cold and you will have areas of concern for bacteria build-up. Following the recommended guidelines about will help you achieve the balance.
If your hot water tank is
leaking badly, turn the energy supply off.
Electrical waterheaters have a breaker switch located in the electrical
Gas waterheaters have a gas valve below on the tank itself that can be turned to off. After that, locate the water valve that is in most cases on the cold water inlet above the tank.
If you have a badly flooded home, a Winnipeg disaster restoration company can be called to clean it up. You may also have insurance coverage to help with any clean-up or repairs caused by flooding. Call your insurance broker and find out.
Check for water around the tank, if you have a leaking water tank, follow shut down procedures and make necessary repairs before reuse.
No hot water? your water heater burners or heating elements (electric water heaters) may have failed. Relighting or restarting instructions for your water heater are usually found in your water heater owner manuals. Look for labels on the water heater giving re-light instructions. A pilot light can easily be re-light or repaired. Follow the instructions that are written on the side of the water heater for relighting.
Look for a brass valve located near the top of the tank commonly known as a "pressure relief valve". Do not plug or cap the pressure relief valve. The purpose of your relief valve is to release an excessive amount of pressure build-up due to a number of factors like over heating. The valve may need replacing.
Remember, life expectancy of a typical water heater in Canada is ~10 years.
Other minor leaks can occur from the drain valve located near the bottom of the tank. Replacement of this valve is recommended if you can not simply turn the tap portion tighter to stop the dripping drain valve.
As always, we strongly recommended that you call the professionals if you feel unsure of doing the repairs or replacements yourself. Call our Service Expert for great selections and pricing to take care of your hot water heater problem. Only qualified Winnipeg Plumbers are given the chance to place an ad on our web-site.
Be sure to visit any of our other consumer tip web-sites for information on your furnaces, clogged drain issues, humidifiers, boiler services.
Saving money on your gas or electric water heater energy consumption in Winnipeg can be easy with foil wrapping. Unless your water heater's storage tank already has a high R-value of insulation (at least R-24), adding insulation to it can reduce standby heat losses by 25%–45%. This will save you around 4%–9% in water heating costs. If you don't know your water heater tank's R-value, touch it. A tank that's warm to the touch needs additional insulation. Insulating your storage water heater tank is fairly simple and inexpensive, and it will pay for itself in about a year. You can find pre-cut jackets or blankets available from around $10–$20. Choose one with an insulating value of at least R-8. Call your utility company and ask if they offer the wraps at no charge.
Call us for help with any type of water heater issues you may have, not enough hot water? pilot gone out?, have a leaky water heater?, we can help! Call or email and we are In Action For Your Satisfaction!
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The FAQ page has advice and suggestions for many hot water heater related issues. Below are an example of the kind of questions we try to address.
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build-up on the bottom of the tank
is common due to hard water in some areas in and around Winnipeg. Scale build-up will decrease life, and efficiency. A mini-flush can be done with a bucket, and drain a few gallons of water. The longer flushing method using a hose is best.
This is done by hooking a hose to the tap on the bottom of the water
heater, turning on the tap, let it run for about 5 minutes, turn off
and that's it!
When installing a water-softener for the first time in your home, make sure you have the hot water heater inspected by a qualified Winnipeg plumber for age and condition. New water softeners can cause the old water-heater sediment to dissolve, thus expose a hole in the tank.
The picture shows a healthy Anode rod. The rods are removed usually from the top of the hot water heater. Call our page Winnipeg Water Heater professional to have your Anode rod replaced once every two years minimum. If you have a water softener, you may need to have the rods changed once a year.