Triple O Heating, Cooling, Electrical & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater Repair’

Does Rust on a Water Heater Mean It’s Finished?

Monday, January 30th, 2023

When you combine water and metal, what do you get? You probably thought “rust,” but that’s not necessarily true. For corrosion to occur in metal (rust is a type of corrosion), it must be in contact with metal in the presence of oxygen. If you’ve ever wondered why your water heater—a metal device that holds water—doesn’t rapidly rust, the reason is that water heaters are designed to remove oxygen and/or direct contact between metal and water.

This doesn’t mean water heaters are impervious to corrosion. Far from it. Lack of maintenance can lead to corrosion setting in early on a water heater. But even with rigorous maintenance, a water heater can start to rust when it gets old enough. Does the appearance of rust mean that a water heater is done and needs to be replaced?

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Why Am I Not Getting Enough Hot Water From My Water Heater?

Monday, October 10th, 2022

Has this dilemma started to happen in your house? In the morning, family members rush to get to the showers first, because it only takes one or two showers before the hot water supply goes lukewarm and then cold. If this is a new development, it’s sending a warning about your water heater. For some reason, it isn’t heating up the same volume of hot water as before or isn’t delivering it right. 

You don’t want to ignore this problem, even if you can tolerate family members complaining about not getting hot showers. (You can’t tolerate it, don’t pretend.) A faulty water heater needs professional water heater repair in Rochester, NY right away. In some cases, you may need a replacement water heater. Below we’ll look at why you’re having this trouble with your water heater.

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5 Common Plumbing Issues for New Homeowners

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Congratulations, you’re a new homeowner. You’re probably already aware that owning a home comes with plenty of responsibilities, especially if this is an older home. When you run down your checklist of changes, repairs, renovations, and remodeling projects you want done, make sure you don’t neglect the plumbing system.

New homeowners can run into several significant plumbing issues that will require professional plumbing service in Rochester to correct. Below we’ve listed five of the most common plumbing concerns new homeowners can face.

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4 Common Water Heater Questions

Monday, June 13th, 2022

We work with storage tank and tankless water heaters at Triple O: installing, replacing, repairing, maintenance—we do it all. When working with our customers, we come across many of the same questions about water heaters. In this post, we’ll answer four of the ones we hear the most often. We’re here to help whenever you need us for water heater service in Rochester, NY.

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Common Water Heater Issues

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Can you imagine trying to get through a week without a working water heater? How about a single day? Not pleasant scenarios to think about, are they?

We want to help you avoid problems with your water heater so you don’t have to face these kinds of troubles. It all starts with getting an excellent water heater installation in Rochester, NY. But even the best water heater can malfunction at some point. We’re going to look at several common water heater concerns and what you can do about them.

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Warning Signs Your Water Heater Needs Professional Repairs

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Here’s something you don’t want to happen to you on a cold winter morning: getting into the shower and discovering no hot water is coming out of the showerhead. A failed water heater is a major problem at any time of the year, but it’s especially painful when it strikes in the winter.

We have some good news for you, however. Water heaters rarely fail abruptly without giving any warning signs. If you know what to watch for, you can detect malfunctions and call us for timely water heater repair in Rochester, NY. Quick action will prevent you from getting trapped without any hot water. 

We have long experience handling plumbing and heating systems, so we can provide you with a helpful list of the most common warning signs of a water heater heading for trouble:

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