Water Heaters

Water Heaters Greensboro, NC and the Piedmont Triad

Central Carolina Plumbing installs and services both electric and gas water heaters, depending on your home's needs.  There are benefits to both types and our highly trained plumbers can review your current situation and what type of hot water heater is best for you.

Additionally, under our Whole House plan, we service all areas of your water heater with the steps below to keep your hot water heater in great condition.

Water Heater – Gas

  1. Flush the water heater.
    Why? 
    Over time, the hot temperature of the water in the tank causes lime sediments from the water to tend to build up in the bottom of the tank (depending on the water’s hardness). This build-up causes the water heater to lose heat transfer efficiency, which means that the water heater has to work harder to heat the water, making it more expensive to operate.
  2. Relief valve testing.
    Why? 
    The pressure relief valve is an important safety feature of your water heater. If too much pressure builds up on the tank, the pressure relief valve opens up to relieve the pressure. However, corrosion or scale build-up can prevent the valve from operating properly, potentially resulting in the tank exploding. Therefore it is very important to test the pressure relief valve to ensure that is it operating properly.
  3. Check for proper vent draft.
    Why? 
    Improper or back drafting (flue spillage) from your water heater could allow the excessive formation of carbon monoxide. This could then enter your home.
  4. Check for gas leak.
    Why? 
    We will leak check the gas line from the water heater shut-off valve to the burners. Undetected gas leaks are dangerous and result in higher gas bills.
  5. Check for water leaks.
    Why? 
    Leaks may indicate a serious problem which can be costly. When leaks are found early, appropriate action can be taken on a non-emergency basis.
  6. Check operation of emergency cutoff.
    Why? 
    If you are not aware of where the emergency water cutoff is located, or if it is inoperable, this could cause a costly problem if you have a leak.
  7. Check drain valve operation.
    Why? 
    The drain valve is used for flushing sediment from the tank and draining the water heater in case of repairs and/or replacement.

Water Heater – Electric

  1. Flush the water heater.
    Why? 
    Over time, the hot temperature of the water in the tank causes lime sediments form the water to tend to build up in the bottom of the tank (depending on the water’s hardness). This build-up causes the water heater to lose heat transfer efficiency, which means that the water heater has to work harder to heat the water, making it more expensive to operate.
  2. Relief valve testing.
    Why? 
    The pressure relief valve is an important safety feature of your water heater. If too much pressure builds up on the tank, the pressure relief valve opens up to relieve the pressure. However, corrosion or scale build-up can prevent the valve from operating properly, potentially resulting in the tank exploding. Therefore it is very important to test the pressure relief valve to ensure that it is operating properly.
  3. Check condition of wiring.
    Why? 
    Loose or worn wiring can lead to loss of hot water and can be dangerous.
  4. Check for water leaks.
    Why? 
    Leaks may indicate a serious problem. When leaks are found early, appropriate action can be taken.
  5. Check operation of emergency cutoff.
    Why? 
    If you are not aware of where the emergency water cutoff is located, or if it is inoperable, this could cause a costly problem if you have a leak.
  6. Check drain valve operation.
    Why? 
    The drain valve is used for flushing sediment from the tank and draining the water heater in case of repairs and/or replacement.

Value To You - When your hot water heater is operating properly, it can produce more hot water for less money.