When you discover your hot water heater leaking, do not panic or faint. This device is mechanical and prone to aging and wear. The correct response is to turn off the supply of water to the tank and call Roto-Rooter. A repair person will be knocking on your door before you know it and all your water heater problems will suddenly come to a halt!
A plumbing repairperson is no stranger to hot water heater problems. He or she can fix any problem and, if the heater is broken and worn out, he or she can simply install a new one. The technician will discuss all the new efficient models of heaters available and help you decide which one will work best for your home.
There are many options to choose from when it comes to water heaters. Because of modern technology, you even have the choice to get a tankless water heater installed. This type of system takes up much less space than a tank and works much more efficiently than a tank heater. A tankless system is often called an “on-demand” system because the water is only heated when you turn on a faucet or tub.
An “on-demand” hot water system is different from a tank system. A tank heater requires that water enter the tank, which is then heated and re-heated to keep it at a certain temperature, so that when you turn on the hot water it is delivered at the same constant temperature. A tank system is not as efficient as an “on-demand” system because it takes energy to keep heating and re-heating the water supply in the tank.
A tankless hot water system is much more expensive to buy and install than a tank water heater. Your plumbing specialist will advise you of the exact costs associated with installing either type of system and he or she will review all the potential cost savings you will get for each of the systems.
Your friendly Roto-Rooter plumber will begin installation as soon as you decide on a system type. You will recognize his or her work ethic and efficiency as he or she quickly removes you old tank heater and brings in the new one. Do not worry about your home’s floors getting soiled. The shoe coverings worn by the specialist will keep any grime off your floors and carpets.
When the job is completed, all the work area around the site of the old hot water heater leaking will have been cleaned up and you will see a brand new heater in its place, just waiting to supply you with copious amounts of hot water.