J Hart Plumbing is a family owned and operated business, with grandpas, dads, and uncles who are all experienced plumbers. The company has grown as more family has come into the business, bringing innovations and advanced technology. We serve Tuolumne County and surrounding areas, offering a wide range of plumbing services, including the installation, repair, and maintenance of water heaters for homes, businesses, and new constructions.
Signs Your Water Heater Is Going Bad
Here are some common signs to watch out for:
- Age: If your water heater is approaching or surpassing its expected lifespan of 8 to 12 years, it may be more prone to issues.
- Insufficient hot water: Decreased hot water supply or water not getting as hot as before can indicate a failing water heater.
- Strange noises: Unusual sounds like rumbling, popping, or banging may be a sign of sediment buildup in the tank.
- Leaks or puddles: Any water leakage, dampness, or corrosion around the water heater should be checked.
- Rusty water: Discolored or rusty water coming from hot water taps may indicate corrosion inside the tank.
- Foul odors: Foul-smelling hot water, like a rotten egg odor, can be a sign of bacterial growth or other issues.
- Increased energy bills: A deteriorating or malfunctioning water heater may consume more energy, leading to higher bills.
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Our company installs and services two basic types of water heaters – standard and tankless.
What Makes Standard Water Heaters Unique?
Standard water heaters: Storage tank or standard water heaters are the most common type of unit available. Their typical capacity is 30 to 60 gallons with 50-gallon units being the most common. The ideal capacity will depend on the size of your household and how much hot water you use.
Most standard water heaters use natural gas or electricity to heat water and keep a continuous supply on hand. Some storage tank water heaters use propane or fuel oil. The disadvantage is that you are paying fuel costs to have hot water, even when you don’t need it.
What Makes Tankless Water Heaters Unique?
Tankless water heaters: Consumers are gradually switching to tankless water heaters due to this unit’s energy efficiency and long-term cost savings. Our plumbers are certified in installation of Navien tankless water heaters, one of the leading brands on the market today.
On-demand or tankless water heaters do not store hot water in a tank. Using a heat exchange to rapidly bring the temperature up, they heat water as it passes through the unit, running on natural gas, electricity, or propane. These units mount on the wall, fitting into smaller spaces and saving floor space. In addition to providing hot water instantly on demand, tankless water heaters eliminate standby energy loss, which can reduce your fuel bills.
Our plumbers at J Hart Plumbing, not only install new water heaters, but we also offer services to help them continue to run in top shape. Whether you notice problems, such as a lack of hot water, unusual noises or smells, or higher monthly water bills, or if you are interested in upgrading to a newer, more efficient model, our team can inspect your current unit and make our honest recommendations for repairs or a new installation.
Additionally, both tankless and standard water heaters need to be flushed at least once a year to remove mineral deposits that can erode the unit. We can help you with this service in order to extend the lifespan of your unit and ensure your get the most for your investment.
“I called J Hart Plumbing because of a leak in my house. They diagnosed the issue in less than 20 minutes and were finished in about 1 hour. I was very impressed with the customer service, efficiency, professionalism, and price. I would highly recommend!” - Kandi A.
“J Hart is the most amazing and reliable plumber I have ever used. I strongly encourage you to call them for even simple plumbing needs.” - Kris P.
“J Hart came to put in a Navien tankless water heater and a recirculating device. Excellent customer service and superior products! Well worth the investment and they taketime to explain everything. Top-notch service all around!” - John K.
“Amazing service. High quality work.” - Jeff M.
“Made an appointment for an estimate for service needs. The rep showed up on time, explained options, and worked with me to schedule work around my schedule at a price that was fair and reasonable. Highly recommend!” - Dania S.