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If all looks right, turn on the water (or water-using appliance), making sure you can turn if off again quickly just in case. Check for leaks (you may need to wait a few minutes), and turn everything back off. If you see drips on your paper, put a bowl or bucket to catch the water, then trace that drip back to where it came from. Once you know what’s leaking, you can fix it yourself or call your landlord and/or plumber and let them know what you found (and how you found it). If you see nothing at the time, it might just be a really slow leak. Check on it daily or more often to see if drips fall when you’re not looking. If you have no drips after a week or so, the leak might have been taken care of, or it might have been that kid after all. Or maybe it only appears when it rains . We offer a terrific assortment of water alarms if you want to be notified exactly when the leak reappears. Either way, still check every so often, and mention it to the professionals the next time you see them. Please keep in mind that just because you cannot identify a leak yourself, doesn’t always mean you don’t have one.

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Frequent problems that require repairs Tank-style electric and gas water heaters can experience the following problems: -Water leaks (if the tank itself is leaking, its a sure sign that it has corroded as a result of old age and needs to be replaced) -Water is there, but its not hot enough/there are frequent temperature fluctuations While each of these problems does not indicate on its own that its time to get a new heater (in fact most can be fixed), if you start experiencing issues frequently, its a very telling sign that the device is old and needs to be replaced. Moreover, if you find that your repair bills start to add up, it may be a smart financial decision to replace the heater, rather than continue dumping money into repairs. If you know the age of your water heater, and its nearing the end of its service life, you may want to consider replacing it, BEFORE it starts giving you major trouble . It often happens that a heater works perfectly well, and just before due to expire, it gives a major leak, which is more like a flood. If this happens, you may encounter costly repairs from water damage, in addition to the cost of replacing the device itself. 3. Rusty color water coming out of faucet/shower If there is rusty color water coming out, when you turn on hot water, it may be a sign that your heater has started to rust from the inside due to old age. To make sure that this is the case is to drain your hot water heater. If by the third bucket, the water is still coming out rusty, its most likely the heater’s problem. If the water starts to get clear, it means that the heater itself is functional, but the piping is rusty.

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Below, you’ll find our original post from 2016. For updated information on the Gordontheplumber.com Glendale Heights IL 60139 2017 scholarship opportunity from My Service Depot (now $2000!), please visit https://www.smartservice.com/smart-service-scholarship/ Are you currently attending, or plan to attend, a college, university, or trade school with the intention of pursuing a career in a field service industry? Know someone who is? Well, we have some good news: a $1000 scholarship is being offered by My Service Depot for the 2017 Spring and Fall semesters! The company, known for its Smart Service software, has chosen to offer the twice-yearly scholarship in light of the growing movement to better recognize alternative career paths after high school, as well as the chronic shortage of skilled workers. Says Creative Director Ben Yackshaw, “At My Service Depot, we feel that too much effort is spent directing young men and women to pursue traditional four year colleges and liberal arts degrees when those degrees don’t necessarily translate into good jobs for graduating students.  Meanwhile, many field service occupations that offer intellectually stimulating and well-paying work remain understaffed.” The scholarship is open to anyone who’s enrolled or planning to enroll in a skilled trades program, and  has graduated high school in the last 15 years – or will have graduated at the time of receiving the award – with a 2.5 GPA or better. All that’s needed is either a video (5 minutes or less) or written essay explaining the applicant’s interest in the skilled trades. Video is preferred “both to increase the appeal of the opportunity and to emphasize garbage disposal traits (affability, presentation) we feel will better serve aspiring field service professionals in their chosen field.” For full details and eligibility requirements, visit http://www.smartservice.com/scholarship.html – entries for Spring 2017 must be submitted by Thursday, November 10th, 2016! We think this is a great opportunity, and encourage everyone to spread the word!

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This is amongst the major reasons why most people opt for the tankless water heaters . Can you imagine the amount of power used to preheat a 50-gallon tank of water? And on top of that, keep the water hot and ready for use at any time? You’re right, pretty much. Now, think about how much energy you save if this unit heats only the amount of water you need each time. You got it right again, incredible amount! A bonus point is that you’ll never run out of hot water for a bath or laundry. This is quite the opposite with the of a traditional water heater. Here, once the water in the tank runs out, you’ll have to substitute it with cold water if you’re not patient enough to wait for the unit to fill and heat 50 gallons of water again. With proper maintenance , a traditional water heater may last between 10- 13 years which is quite good.

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