Bornstein Sons can help you with your NJ Water Heaters
- Gas/Electric Tank-style
- Indirect Water Heaters
If you have experiened a flooded basement and your water heater was under water, the controls may have been compromised and should be checked by a professional.
The average life of a tank type water heater is approximately 8-12 years. You know it’s time to replace your water heater when
• You hear a “popping noise”
• You observe a leak near the water heater
• You run out of hot water sooner
• Your hot water has a rusty appearance
Water heater installations are performed rapidly of course, however we do suggest homeowners be prudent and proactive before the life of a water heater has expired and the water heater is ‘past its prime’ avoiding an emergency situation in the late evening hours.
The takeaway: schedule your water heater replacement before your water heater bursts. You'll be glad you did!
Sediment can build up in your water heater over time. It may be time to call your plumbing professional for water heater repairs.
Maintenance on your water heater is recommended. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind:
• Be sure you don't keep sources of flammable vapors in the same area as your water heater (this includes gasoline, heating oils, lighter fluid, propane, etc.)
• Keep the top of the water heater clean. If you notice water dripping on the water heater from any piping, Contact Us to have the leak repaired
• Keep the space around your water heater clean and free of dirt, boxes, paint cans, aerosol cans, household cleaners and trash. It is important to keep the water heater accessible for proper operation and easy maintenance allowing for water heater repairs as needed.
How do you know when it’s time for a water heater replacement?
One of the most common issues, aside from a burst, leaking water heater is rusty or discolored water from any hot water faucet in your home. This often means that the water heater is indeed nearing the end of its useful life, that spending money on costly repairs may no longer make sense and your water heater replacement is indicated.
It may be time for a new water heater installation.
• You may hear a ‘popcorn-like’ noise.This is a sign of advanced deterioration of the water heater and that the integrity of the glass lining has been breached.
• You may notice that you run out of hot water sooner than in the recent past
• Water on the floor near the base of the unit may also be an indication that the water heater is beginning to leak. Leaks do not heal themselves, they only get worse.
The Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has determined that any gas appliance exposed to flooding should be replaced. In a press release, GAMA advised against do-it-yourself appliance or water heater repairs:
“When heavy rains bringing the possibility of severe flooding, it is important to remember that all flood-damaged plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical appliances and related systems should be replaced, rather than repaired... (GAMA) stresses that the repair of flooded appliances and related systems (including damaged venting and electrical connections) is not a job for the do-it-yourselfer, no matter how skilled. This is particularly true of control valves, according to the GAMA official. These components are manufactured to extremely close tolerances. Once submerged in floodwaters, they must be replaced. Field repairs should never be attempted by the homeowner.”
We’re experienced in repairs for all types of water heaters:
Tank Type Water Heaters / Indirect Water Heaters
• Storage tank type water heaters are typically the most common. Water heaters are available in natural gas and electric as well as propane. Energy costs are most effective with the use of natural gas models.
• Indirect water heaters can be installed as part of an integrated hot water heating system and can be the most efficient way to heat your water particularly when combined with a high efficiency boiler.
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Call us for more information: 1.800.287.6651