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No Hot Water: What can you do?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

no hot waterNobody likes a cold shower, so naturally having no hot water can be a huge annoyance. Especially when you are getting ready for a date this Valentine’s Day weekend! There are a number of things that can cause you to run out of hot water. Fortunately, many of these things are fixable. So, before you give us a call, try these tips below to see if you can solve the problem yourself and have some extra cash for your date night.

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Why Is My Water Heater Leaking?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Thursday, January 22, 2015

leaking-water-heaterWater heater leaking can be a health concern. Damp and wet areas can sprout mold and mildew that can cause allergic reactions and asthma in some individuals. According to the EPA, some mold spores are toxic and can lead to serious health problems. That is why it is important to find out why your water heater is leaking so you can fix the problem before it turns into a major disaster.

WARNING: Water heaters are typically factory-set to heat water to 125° F, which is hot enough to inflict first degree burns on skin on contact. When turned all the way up to maximum temperature (which can be anywhere from 160ºF to 190º F) serious injuries can result from even indirect contact with the water. Always take precautions to avoid coming into contact with heated water.

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Plumbing Problems You Cannot Ignore

Posted by Chad Peterman on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Plumbing-ProblemsPlumbing problems you can’t ignore:

  • Clogged Drain: A clogged drain can quickly become a very serious problem, if you fail to take immediate action. And if the blocked drain is in your waste water’s path, you could be exposed to rather unpleasant and unsanitary conditions. Frequent blockages need to be identified and removed.
  • No Hot Water: You have your water heater to thank for warm showers and running the dishwasher or washing machine. If it isn’t adjusted properly or it malfunctions, cold showers can become a reality. However, you are in luck, because a Peterman plumber knows how to rectify the situation.  

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Increasing the efficiency and life expectancy of your Water Heater.

Posted by Chad Peterman on Friday, August 1, 2014

faucetHere are a few maintenance tips to increase the efficiency and life expectancy of your water heater.

  1. Change the temperature from 140 degrees Fahrenheit to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only will this help improve the efficiency of the water heater and save a bit on the bills, it prevents scalding accidents.
  2.  Make sure your water heater is properly insulated to improve the efficiency of the unit. This will save you money in the long run.

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Is Your Hot Water Hot Enough?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Do you find yourself waiting an unreasonable amount of time for your water to get hotiStock_000008666546Large when you’re doing dishes or taking a shower? Not only are you wasting your time, but you’re also wasting water, which ultimately means you’re wasting money! Did you know that an average family pays for and wastes about 16,000 gallons of water while waiting for the water to get hot?

 

 

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