You can’t run out of hot water with tankless water heaters - unless, of course, the power supply is off or goes out. However, a tankless water heater can have trouble keeping up with demand if too many things require hot water all at once. For example, if several appliances are operating at the same time (the dishwasher, the laundry machine, etc.), and you go to have a hot shower, you may find that your tankless unit isn’t capable of providing enough hot water. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that you install a tankless water heater that has a large enough capacity to handle your demand for hot water.
Not all plumbing issues require immediate attention. However, there are several common problems that should be addressed as quickly as possible. Issues that count as a plumbing emergency including burst pipes, frozen pipes, clogged toilets, leaky faucets, and no hot water. Although some of these issues can be addressed quickly by the homeowner, others may require the immediate attention of a qualified professional plumber. If you believe you have a plumbing emergency, there are several emergency plumbers in Edmonton that you can contact. When seeking emergency plumbing services, be sure to ask the plumber if you will be paying a premium price for their emergency services. Professional plumbing companies, like ProSolutions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, will provide upfront pricing and will not charge premium emergency prices.
If your drain is clogged with hair, baking soda can dissolve hair in a drain.
To try this safe and easy method at home - first, pour a cup of baking soda down the drain. Then pour a cup of vinegar (white vinegar) down. Allow the mixture to sit for several minutes. Keep an eye out for bubbling in the drain (this is caused by the reaction between the baking soda and vinegar). Once the bubbling stops, wait a few more minutes then pour some boiling water down the drain. Repeat until the clog is cleared. Keep at it, it can take a long time.
With a heavy-duty clog, you might need something more powerful. In this case, try snaking the drain, plunging it or calling a local Edmonton drain cleaning company to get the job done.
Installing a water softener doesn’t take too long when a professional technician is completing the installation. As long as no unforeseen setbacks or problems are encountered, a professional plumber should be able to install a water softener in about two to three hours. Choosing to have your water softener installed by an expert is a good idea, as this will ensure that it is installed and working properly, helping to prevent problems down the road. In addition, water softeners are available in various makes and models and an experienced technician can help you find the best system for your home and your family.
On average, sump pumps last about 10 years. As with any other appliance in your home, a sump pump can become damaged and may need to be replaced as it gets older or experiences more use. Unfortunately, unlike other appliances, it isn’t always obvious when a sump pump has reached the end of its life. In fact, this isn’t usually detected until the sump pump should be working but fails to do its job. In order to prevent your sump pump from failing when you need it most, it’s important to contact a professional plumber nearby to provide sump pump services if you notice that there is no water in the sump pit when your pump is running, if you see rust, if there is a musty or dank odour in your basement, if you hear strange noises coming from your sump pump or if the pump is failing to run automatically.
The amount of time it takes to get hot water from a new water heater depends on the size and type of hot water heater. A properly and professionally installed gas hot water heater will provide hot water most quickly. An average 40-gallon heater will only take about 30 to 40 minutes to provide heat water, while you can expect hot water from a larger tank (80-gallons) in approximately 60 to 70 minutes. Electric hot water tanks, on the other hand, will take a little longer. For an average 40-gallon electric heater it will take about 60 to 80 minutes and for an 80-gallon tank about 2 hours.
Sump pumps need annual maintenance. Like other appliances in your home, a sump pump should be maintained and serviced on a yearly basis. In some cases, more maintenance may be required. It is important to stay on top of sump pump maintenance in order to prevent a disaster. Oftentimes, homeowners will not notice that their sump pump isn’t working until it’s too late. Suddenly, when the sump pump is required, the homeowner discovers that it isn’t working as it should be. Many professional plumbing contractors provide Service Partner Plans that can help you properly maintain your appliances. An annual maintenance plan like this will ensure that your sump pump is always in top working condition.
There are several common signs that your hot water tank may stop working. Consider calling a water heater services company to take a look at and repair or replace your unit if: