Schrader Plumbing has over two decades in the residential and commercial plumbing realms. Residents in the Fort Worth Metroplex area turn to Schrader time and again when they have clogged drains, failing water heaters, slab leaks, burst pipes, clogged toilets, and more. The next time you need a fair-priced, trustworthy plumber, remember to call Schrader Plumbing.
If you’re experiencing issues with your electric water heater, there are several things you can do to troubleshoot it before you call a professional plumber. Before you begin any troubleshooting or work, turn off the power to the electrical parts of the heater, and double check that the power is off by using a non-contact voltage tester before doing any work. If you have no hot water, make sure the water heater hasn’t tripped a circuit breaker. If the breaker hasn’t tripped, try to reset the high-temperature limit on the unit. For users that aren’t getting adequate hot water, make sure you have the right sized unit for your home. Maybe the water heater was right when you moved in, but has become underpowered as the family grew. If the unit is the right size and you’re not getting the hot water you’re used to, it could be that the heating element is failing. If you get a constant stream of lukewarm water, it’s likely the heating element. If the water temperature is too hot, check the thermostat settings. The heat setting on the thermostat should be between 115 and 125 F. For rusty water or foul smelling water, it may be that there’s corrosion inside your water tank or a buildup of bacteria. If you can perform these basic troubleshooting tips, your plumber will know how to best deal with it when they arrive.
Clogged drains are one of the most common household annoyances, but most are easily preventable by following a few basic tips.
Whether you take on the role of culinary expert or use the kitchen to make sandwiches and frozen dinners, you rely on your kitchen’s plumbing to give you plenty of clean water to drink and use for washing. However, kitchen plumbing often takes more of a beating than other pipes in the house, so here are the most common problems you may have.
Many homes rely on natural gas as their primary fuel source. And while most people go their entire lifetimes without incident, the fact is that gas has dangers and must be respected. The last thing you want to do if you smell gas in your house is the wrong thing, because it can turn deadly in an instant. Here are the things you should not do if you think you have a gas leak.
Here are the proper things to do if you suspect that you have a gas leak.
Water heaters are a costly necessity for homeowners and it’s a decision you’ll have to live with for a decade or more. So, whether you’re building a new home or it’s time to replace your water heater, you may be wondering if you should get a convention tank-style water heater or opt for a tankless model. Tankless water heaters are becoming more popular because they provide instant, unlimited hot water. Because these heaters don’t have to store water in a tank and heat it for use, they’re more efficient and can save money on your energy bills. So, which is right for you? Well, it depends. Tankless water heaters — while more expensive to purchase and install — save money over time. The website energy.gov states, “For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, (tankless) water heaters can be 24% to 34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters.” Another advantage tankless water heaters have is longevity. The average lifespan for a conventional water heater is 10 to 12 years, while a tankless model can last nearly twice as long. Perhaps the biggest advantage of tankless water heaters is that they provide instant hot water for as long as you need it, while conventional water heaters can run out through heavy demand. The biggest advantage of tank water heaters is the price – they’re less expensive to purchase and install than tankless systems. Also, tank water heaters are ubiquitous, which means they’re easier to repair and cost less to maintain. The best way to decide which system is best for you is to call an expert who can assess your family’s needs and recommend a system best suited for your home.
For all of your home’s plumbing needs, you can rely on the experts at Schrader Plumbing.
Contact us today at 817-262-0989.