There’s nothing more relaxing after a long day’s work than a hot shower. You can practically feel your aches and pains disappearing as the water flows down your body.
But, this can remain a dream if you don’t have a water heater. Or if you’re existing heater is slow, heats irregularly, or emits a foul smell.
This is when you need a professional plumber like Dima Plumbing to help you out.
We have the expertise in not only installing but also maintaining and repairing all types of water heaters. Our team of licensed plumbers offers cost-efficient and effective services for your optimal satisfaction.
Different types of water heaters and their features
A water heater is a long-term investment, so you must make a well-informed choice. We at Dima Plumbing are always ready to help you with your selection.
While your budget and requirements are the most important factors to consider, you can choose from the following types:
- Conventional water tank water heaters
- Solar water heaters
- Tankless water heaters
- Hybrid water heaters
Let’s take them individually:
Conventional water tank water heaters
You most probably have a conventional water heater if your heater is old. They usually can hold 20 to 100 gallons of water.
But the water is not heated instantly.
Water is stored and heated when required, using electric or gas energy. It means you will have to wait for the water to reheat once you run out of hot water.
These units however consume the most power. They use about half the energy of a regular household.
Solar water heaters
These are eco-friendly heaters, using solar energy to heat your water. There is no use of any gas or electricity.
So you can expect a reduction of 50-80% reduction in your water heating bills.
However, they may not work as efficiently as required in places with limited sunlight, and frequent cloudy weather.
Tankless water heaters
These heat water much faster than units with tanks. But its most crucial feature is that it provides you with uninterrupted hot water.
It means you have hot water ready when required. It can also reduce your water heating bills by as much as 30 percent.
Hybrid water heaters
This is a combination unit with a conventional tank.
The water is here heated using a heat pump and existing water or electrical connections. You can expect a reduction of 60 percent in your water heating costs.
Common water heater problems, causes and solutions
There are various reasons for a faulty water heater and its professional plumbers to diagnose best and repair them. It’s however, essential you know there is a problem in the first place to be able to call the experts in.
Here are the common issues with water heaters, its causes and solutions:
Water temperature problems
Water temperature issues are a common complaint. And most of the time, it’s resolved by adjusting the water tank temperature because you may have accidentally changed it.
Some people also have the habit of reducing the water tank temperature during summer months to save energy. In this case, increasing the temperature fixes the problems for the cold winter months.
However, if the water doesn’t heat after increasing the temperature increases, it’s usually because of a faulty thermostat. The problem can be rectified by replacing the thermostat.
There are other reasons for water temperature fluctuations like a water tank leak and mineral deposits. They are better treated by professionals and not ignored.
Our professionals will take a look at your water heater to ascertain and resolve the problem for you.
Discolored or smelly water
This is another common water heater problem.
Water discoloration is usually caused by high mineral deposits like iron and copper, making pipes rust. It can in time lead to plumbing system problems.
Installing a water softener system generally resolves the condition.
In the case of smelly water, there are many possible reasons for it.
Suppose it smells like rotten eggs or sewage, then it may be because of bacterial growth in the water tank. Thoroughly flushing the water tank usually resolves the problem.
If the smell persists, then a corroded anode rod may be the problem, and it needs replacement.
If it’s a garlic smell you get from the pipes, it’s usually because the pilot light needs relighting.
But if it’s a gas smell, then it may be an emergency. Do not attempt to do anything but call the professionals right away.
Noisy water heater
Noisy water heaters aren’t a threat of any kind. They are just annoying.
There are various reasons for the noise like excessive build up of minerals. Flushing the water heater out at least once a year helps prevent it.
A deteriorating heating element can also make noise, and replacing it is the solution.
However, you have to call professionals immediately if it’s a boiling sound you hear. It is usually the sound of dangerous pressure accumulation caused by the unit overheating.
Water heater leakage
Water leaks are quite apparent because you will notice water pools near the unit. There may also be water dripping from the unit or pipes leading to it.
The leak can also lead to a drop in the water temperature. You need to know why the leak is to repair it because there are many causes for it.
For example, it may be age, a loose drain valve, a poor water heater installation, poor maintenance, or the tank’s pressure.
If the cause of the leak is a loose valve, tightening it resolves the problem. However, if it’s a corroded water tank, then it needs replacement.
Damaged gas control or burner
Water heaters won’t work efficiently if the burner or gas control is dirty or non-functional. Replacing the damaged burner assembly or thermocouple as it’s also known, gives a solution.
You can do it yourself, but only after first turning off the gas and water connections. However, you can always, and it’s better to call the professionals if in doubt.
In need for water heater repair near you in Toronto? Call Dima Plumbing now!
We know that water heater emergencies can happen when you least expect it. That’s why we are ready to provide 24/7 emergency plumbing services at no additional charges throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
All you have to do is call us if you have a problem. The quicker you get to us, the faster we can reach and have your unit repaired.
You can count on us for:
• A team of entirely licensed and insured plumbers
• No hidden fees
• Cleaning up before leaving
• Punctuality so that you don’t have to waste time waiting for us
• Using the latest technology and tools to quickly and efficiently diagnose and repair issues
• Clear and upfront pricing
• We reaching you with a large inventory of parts to complete most jobs on a single visit
Water Heater Maintenance
We don’t just install your water heater. We also perform annual maintenance checks that ensure your investment lasts as long as possible.
Water Heater Installation
We at Dima Plumbing ensure the following while installing your water heater:
• Effective units befitting your home
• Upgraded pipes that effectively handle your water heater
• Safe installation for proper venting, safe gas line installation, and perfect electrical connections
• Water heaters following local codes and regulations
• An assessment to help select the right sized water heater for your household
It doesn’t matter if you need our assistance for residential, commercial, or industrial purposes. We are always ready and on-call for emergency services.
We have an expert team of professional plumbers specializing in all types of drain and plumbing repair GTA services. We back all our installations with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Why choose Dima Plumbing?
If you wonder why you should select us for your plumbing needs, it’s because we know that plumbing is frustrating to the novice. It’s better having an expert help deal with all your plumbing and water heater issues.
Besides, an inexperienced homeowners’ wrong move only leads to potential disasters, additional repairs, and extra expenses.
Always trust an experienced, licensed master plumber like John Dima of Dima Plumbing for all your plumbing work.
We adhere to Toronto’s strict plumbing codes so that your home’s plumbing system is up to code if you decide to sell it. While it’s something we take into consideration, it’s something most plumbers ignore.
Besides, we boast of:
20+ years of experience in the plumbing industry
Professional help gives you a better job well done and saves your time. It also reduces the chances of any faulty repair.
No job is too small or big for us.
We have been providing honest, affordable, and courteous plumbing and drainage services to Toronto people for more than 20 years.
We are affordable plumbers in my area. We quote most services at an upfront flat rate price, so you know there are no surprises when you receive your bill!
Advanced plumbing technology
We use the latest and state-of-the-art plumbing equipment to assess your plumbing situation and deliver the best and quickest results.
24 hour plumber available 24 hours a day and seven days a week
Our specialists are ready to take care of all your plumbing, and water heating needs 24/7. We help you with all your residential and commercial plumbing estimates, advice, or emergency service.
We make sure we reach your job site on time and prepared. We closely listen to your questions and concerns. And we reach you with most parts required for plumbing and water heater repair work.
It is because we aim to resolve the problem as quickly as possible, on the first visit. And we make it a point to not leave until the project is complete, and the area cleaned.
Plumbing and Toronto toilet repair and installation
We can handle all types of plumbing works for both residential and commercial establishments. We have the know-how to install all types of toilets as per your requirements.
We can take care of all your drain cleaning needs using the latest technology and equipment.
Our plumbers are fully licensed and experienced with backflow installation, testing, and servicing.
We at Dima Plumbing are known for our quick and prompt emergency plumbing services. This 24 hour plumber near me provides immediate response time and assistance for all your plumbing repair GTA problems.
A strict COVID-19 policy
We at Dima Plumbing follow a strict COVID-19 policy to ensure we continue to offer safe services to our customers. We know that as plumbers, it is our responsibility to keep our community safe and sanitized.
Each of our technicians has a safety and disinfectant kit for their personal and client’s health. The kits comprise of hand sanitizers, bleach, disinfectant wipes, fresh rags, soap, and other necessary equipment.
We always first wash hands or use a hand sanitizer before and after entering each spot.
We then wear gloves before working and wipe and disinfect anything we touch before and after handling them. Our employees also wear masks for their own, and the client’s safety.
In addition to all of this, each worker is tested every day for fever using thermo-guns. Any employee who travels for two weeks or has symptoms lined by the government has to stay at home for two weeks.
We take all these precautions because our goal lies in keeping our staff and our community safe.
We offer both residential and commercial plumbing services for all your maintenance, repair, and new installation needs.
Water Heaters FAQs
It takes about 2-4 hours. It depends mainly on the tank size.
It may be because the elements are wearing out, or because the thermostat isn’t correctly set.
While you may think you can do it yourself, it’s not at all recommended. A professional installation is always better and safer.
It has two major disadvantages. The installation cost and water output where it may not be able to provide sufficient hot water to multiple fixtures.
While they generally last between 11 to 20 years it depends on the type and your usage and maintenance. Your neighbourhood plumbers – Dima Plumbing – will conduct routine maintenance checks to prolong your water heater’s life. We also test and ascertain if your water heater needs replacement.