It’s nearly spring, which means many Kansas City homeowners will be outdoors working on landscaping and other projects. Summer heat and humidity means more baths/showers, and therefore an increase in the need for hot water. Today, hot water is one of those essentials you just can’t live without, whether for doing laundry, cleaning dishes, or showering. Is your water heater in need of maintenance or repair? At Bob Hamilton, we know that most homeowners never give a second thought to hot water – but when it’s gone or there is a problem, it can bring your daily activities to a halt.
Hot water is one of those things we take for granted; you expect it to be available when you need to run the dishwasher, wash a few greasy pots and pans or a load of heavily soiled clothes, or to take a nice, relaxing bath or shower. The fact is, the more hot water you use, the more pressure on your water heater to perform. The more hot water you use, the more frequent your water heater must replenish the supply. Over time, you may notice your water doesn’t seem as hot as it once did, or worse, you’re completely out – the water just won’t heat. Maybe you’ve noticed your water heater making a strange noise you’ve never heard before. Do you perform maintenance on your water heater? Many Kansas City homeowners aren’t even aware that it’s recommended you flush the tank every year or so.
Flushing helps remove sediment. Over time, water heaters fill up with sediment, which often results in loud or unfamiliar noises. If yours is making sounds you’ve never noticed before, it may be time to contact a professional who can inspect your water heater and determine whether a repair is possible, or whether you need to have your equipment replaced.
Has your water heater sprang a leak? While this doesn’t happen frequently, some homeowners who live in older homes may encounter a situation in which hot water literally spews from the top of the heater. In most cases the spray is fine mist of hot water. This is the point when most homeowners panic, wondering what to do. Of course it’s vital to shut the water heater off, but in the meantime, you have no hot water for all of those everyday, ordinary tasks. What to do? Call in the Kansas City water heater repair and replacement experts!
Today, tankless water heaters make life much easier, as you have an endless supply of hot water without the worry of a tank and all that could potentially go wrong. However, if you do have a tank water heater and experience problems, the time to take action is now, before the issue becomes a huge headache or leaves your family without hot water for a day or two. We all enjoy a warm shower or hot soak in the tub, especially after a day of work outdoors weeding, planting flowers, mowing the lawn, or working on the landscape during spring and summer months. The truth is, hot water is for most of us just as important as the air we breathe – we simply have to have it. At Bob Hamilton, you can rely on fast, friendly service and quality products you can depend on to keep your household running! Give us a call today, and don’t go one day without the luxury of hot water.