Performance Plumbing Blog: Archive for September, 2020

Do Tank Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

Monday, September 28th, 2020

water-heater-tankThe short answer to this is “yes,” which might leave you wondering why. We have the answers you seek!

First off, have you heard of hard water before? This is water with a high presence of minerals in it–namely magnesium and calcium, and sometimes even iron. For most people. these minerals are completely harmless to ingest. Unfortunately, though, it leads to scaling, which damages your plumbing.

Scaling is the name given to the deposits that get left behind due to these minerals, and they can impact your water heater worse than any other portion of your plumbing system. While scale can be cleaned relatively easily from a faucet, it’s not so simple when it comes to your water heater. Read on to learn more, and when you’re ready to schedule water heater maintenance reach out to our team!

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Water Heaters: Will Going Tankless Benefit You?

Monday, September 14th, 2020

tankless-systemIf there is any appliance that homeowners take for granted, we’d safely bet that it’s the water heater. You know, until something goes wrong with it! Water heaters are the most often used appliance in any given home, and when something goes wrong with it you’re typically faced with costly repairs or replacement.

Any water heater should be replaced when it has reached a couple of decades in age, or if it’s showing any signs of corrosion. Another reason to replace your water heater is if it simply isn’t working as efficiently as it used to.

Let’s say you’re considering a replacement, what should you replace it with? Many homeowners are only familiar with storage tank-style water heaters and tend to stick with that model. But going tankless has many benefits depending on your needs. Read on to learn if going tankless would benefit you and your home.

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