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Winter Water Heater Problems

Winter Water Heater Problems

Winter water heater problems are difficult because everyone wants to take a hot shower. At Superior Plumbing & Drain, we service all residential plumbing problems including water heaters. In fact, we often have more water heater calls in winter.

  • No hot water
  • Water doesn’t get as hot in winter
  • Dirty water in sink or shower
  • Water heater is leaking from the top or the bottom

With each of these issues, we offer good insight on the remedy and discuss the causes in detail.

No Hot Water

When a water heater stops producing heated water, the heating mechanism has failed. The most common point of failure is the pilot light. Since the pilot light is a small gas element at the bottom of the tank, it is susceptible to air causing it to go out. When the pilot light is still lit, the next point of failure is the thermocouple that doesn’t sense the pilot light is on and doesn’t ignite the gas.

Water Doesn’t Get As Hot In Winter

Water comes from ground pipes and in winter the ground is cold. This colder water is being dumped into the heater and takes longer to get heated. Reduce winter water heater problems with shorter showers and don’t leave sinks running for long periods in winter.

Water Is Dirty

The most common culprit of dirty water is the anode rod inside the water heater. This rod is designed to collect sediment but when it corrodes, it no longer acts as the filter. A replacement anode rod is needed.

Water is Leaking from Water Heater

When a water heater has reached its life expectancy, it will start leaking. When this happens, it’s time to replace the unit. While these are expensive, a replacement is better than damage caused by dirty, leaky water.

Call Superior Plumbing & Drain today at (702) 478-9643 for a free estimate on your water heater.

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Plumbers in Las Vegas

Plumbers in Las Vegas

Our team of plumbers in Las Vegas is second to none. At Superior Plumbing & Drain, we employ the best crew of trained and professional plumbers around. Check out some of the services we provide:

Water Heaters

Traditional water heaters or tankless units, no matter the install or the need, we can handle any water heater.

With the trends of today, tankless water heaters are more popular because they are efficient. A tankless water heater can save water, cost less to use and provides endless hot water on command. While it’s true that the initial install of a tankless water heater can be more expensive, the savings over time can be significant. These savings often offset the initial costs. For a free water heater estimate, call us today.

Sinks-Drains-Toilets

Water in the home is an issue when sinks, drains and toilets leak. We fix leaks fast because we know the damage that is caused when left unattended. One of the causes of damage is mineral build up. As minerals build up, they will cause leaks. The plumbing parts get damaged and pressured water finds a way to release itself.

In addition, damage to sinks, drains and toilets occurs with what we put in them. Paper, baby wipes, tissues and other household items find their way in drains and toilets accidentally or deliberately. In either case, the result can be a clogged drain and messy back-up.

Drains-Sewers

Pouring drain cleaning chemicals into clogged drains, pipes or septic tanks to solve all your plumbing problems is a myth. We don’t recommend this practice. In fact, many people don’t know that drain cleaning chemicals often cause harm to drains, pipes, and septic tanks and will do more harm than good when used repeatedly.

Superior Plumbing & Drain

As full service plumbers in Las Vegas, we’re on call 24/7. There is no job too big for our team of plumbing experts. Let Superior save the day by calling us at (702) 478-9643 to set an appointment.