Month: December 2021

Water Heater Installation And Repair Derby

Every home has a water heater that allows for the hot water to be used throughout the cold days of winter. These taps are often taken for granted and people tend to forget that they have them, even though they use them every day! Over time, some problems may develop in your water heater; you’ll know when this occurs because it will begin to make odd sounds or leak! It is always advisable to contact a professional when such problems arise because trying to fix it on your own can be quite tricky and difficult. You probably don’t want to risk getting injured or possibly starting a fire, right?

Take a look at the guide below in case you don’t know what to do.

Water Heater Problems

No matter what type of water heater you have, be it an electric or gas water heater, problems can develop with either. If your water heater suddenly begins to leak, call us immediately. We have professionally experienced plumbing technicians who will handle any of the problems listed below that could arise with your specific brand of water heater regardless of the cause!

1. Water Heater Leaks

Leaks can happen at any number of places in a water heater. If it’s from the top, it may mean that the inlet pipe or valve is leaking. If leaks are occurring at the bottom, it means that you need to replace your tank.

2. No hot water

The usual suspects for the nonproduction of warm or hot water could be faulty wiring, tripping off of the breaker or the failure of the heating element. In this case it is best left to a professional hand because your attempt to bring back service will cause more damage than good.

3. Not Hot Enough Water

When you notice the water of your water heater isn’t as hot as usual, it’s important not to attempt to adjust the thermostat yourself because changes have most likely been made at the factory and can’t be changed. This is where a plumber needs to be called in to help you fix the problem because they have the knowledge and resources on hand to either restore or replace your water heater. The problem can also be as a result of a faulty thermostat or loose wiring. The problem can also be as a result of a faulty thermostat or loose wiring.

4. Too Hot Water

The thermostat can also be to blame for this. The temperature is too high, and the house has become exceedingly uncomfortable.

5. Recovery Time Is Too Long

One of the most commonly overlooked aspects that can lead to your water heater failing is the recovery time it takes for your tank to fill up again. If you notice your recovery time has been slower than usual, then it might be a good idea to contact a plumber before you experience any other issues or problems with your water heater.

6. Strange Noise From The Water Heater

Strange noises coming from the water heater might be a sign of scale build up on the heating element, deposits on the bottom of the tank, or even a leak somewhere. To avoid escalating the problem, call for help immediately your notice this, for professional help.

Installing A Water Heater

When installing a new water heater in your home, it’s crucial that you have the help of an emergency plumber to avoid having to deal with any unexpected issues. Installing a gas water heater will require precision and expertise because there are some steps taken by our team first before the installation even gets underway that include effectively understanding how to safely test for gas leaks for example. An exacting eye must be cast over every step of the water heater installation process whether it’s a gas or electrical one in order to eliminate the risk of problems in the future.

Servicing A Water Heater

Water heaters can have problems at any given time and this may be frustrating. It’s best to call for a plumbing technician so that you can find and mend the underlying issues quickly and easily if they arise.

Plumbers Derby is just one call away on 01332 215555 for a free quotation.

Plumbers Derby – 5 Common Plumbing Problems and How to Fix them

5 Common Plumbing Problems and How to Fix them

Dripping faucets

The dripping sound that emanates from your kitchen or restroom faucet at night drives you crazy no matter how many times you fix it or try to mask the sound by drowning it out with some music, you still don’t get any sleep. Eventually, you have no choice but to ask a plumbing technician for help and spend some dough on a water bill after all.

You can fix dripping faucets easily by replacing the washer. A worn-out, damaged, or torn washer usually causes this type of problem. Washers are necessary for all taps because they control what happens when you turn the water off. Usually, one finds a rubber or silicone-based washer that becomes dislodged as they wear down with age. This means that water continues to drip from a tap even after turning it off and often this goes unnoticed until your floor is drenched in water!

Leaky pipes

This is the most expensive form of plumbing repair as you have to replace the pipe entirely. Some people think they can do this themselves by using epoxy tubes, but these are only a temporary solution – they should really call a plumber if they want their problem to be solved properly. If you don’t fix a leaky pipe properly, it can cause severe problems such as corrosion, excess pressure, and internal leaks that may not be noticed until it’s too late. Leaks can often be detected because there will be wet patches on your floors or stains around your taps.

With temperatures often around freezing at night, winter is a difficult time for water pipes. They are subject to damage due to the expansion of water in the pipes as it freezes. Ice can also cause an increase in pressure that could result in bursting pipes which can be very expensive and require a hired plumber to fix. However, you can prevent the problem of frozen pipes by insulating the water tanks and pipes properly.

Mould on the walls

Mould is a form of fungus that develops in places that are wet and humid for a long period of time. It is usually found on indoor walls, mainly caused by the accumulation of excessive moisture leading to plumbing leakages. Although mould in its green or brown colour emits an odd stench, it may be harmful to your health.

When it comes to inhaling mould, make sure you’re very careful as it can have a negative impact on your respiratory system. When one is exposed to mould for long periods of time, this could lead to health concerns such as asthma and respiratory problems.

Strong smell

The smell of a blocked drain coming from anywhere in your home is a sure-fire sign that you have been neglecting your pipes and this can pose a serious health risk to the whole family if something isn’t done quickly. The cause of a blocked drain leading to a damp and unhygienic environment is mainly due to trapped food which decomposes retaining moisture and rotting down into something smelly. The very first thing to do when you find yourself confronted with this nasty build-up is filling the sink up with bleach and hot water which will easily pass through the pipe until it reaches the area where all that rotten food has settled down.

Running Toilet

Water keeps flowing even after flushing the toilet. This can be as annoying as a dripping tap. The problem could be a defective flapper valve so you shall replace it with a new one. A running toilet can occur if the valve is not fixing the water level well that drains to the bowl easily. When both valves are not balanced, they will allow water from the tank to pass through them.

Contact Us Now

Plumbers Derby is always ready to help you with any plumbing and heating issues across Derbyshire, we always leave every workplace tidier than when we found it. Give 01332 215555 a call and get your Totally No-Cost, No-obligation Quote!