Water Heater Repairs & Installations for Ballston Lake, Clifton Park, & Schenectady Area Homes
All Star Plumbing’s annual water heater maintenance is highly recommended
All Star’s annual water heater maintenance by our master plumbers is certain to extend the life of your residential water heater. At the very least, the tank must be flushed to eliminate any sediment building up at the bottom of the tank.
Electric water heaters have upper & lower thermostats & elements that should be checked during maintenance as well. Having no hot water can be very frustrating, which is why we make it a priority to get hot water restored as soon as possible.Contact Us
To keep your water heater in good working order:
- the exhaust should be checked for proper draft
- the water lines should be checked for any leaks
- the valves should be tested for proper function
- the air intake on the heater should be cleaned to maximize airflow
- the sacrificial anode should be checked
Water heaters have many parts and functions that need to be inspected:
- Electric elements
- Gas valve
- Gas pressure
- Thermal expansion tank
- Temperature and pressure relief valve
- Igniter or flame sensor in need of cleaning
- Flammable vapor sensor
- Fan motor
- Intake or exhaust piping
- Tank rupture
We are happy to visit your home in the Schenectady or Saratoga area. We recommend you make an appointment for hot water tank maintenance and inspection service.
Regular maintenance for your water heater keeps you in hot water!
The days of tank-type water heaters lasting 20 or more years are over; however, there are ways to ensure your water heater will operate efficiently for as long as possible in your Schenectady, Glenville, Ballston Lake, or Saratoga home. Consumer reports suggest that today’s water heater tanks should last approximately six years on average, which, coincidentally, is exactly what the factory warranty is on most tanks. Any local plumber will tell you the reasons for the decreased life expectancy of a water heater are insufficient servicing of the parts and their functionality.
Schenectady and Saratoga plumbing code requires tank-type heaters to be installed in a way to protect the customer, their home, and their investment. Galvanized steel exhaust vents must be sized according to the BTU load of the heater. In most cases, a water heater installed with the traditional 3” steel vent, will have to be updated to a 4” vent to meet code requirements and the needs of the heater. The gas line to the gas valve of the heater must be installed to code with the proper emergency gas shut off valve as well as a sediment trap to pick up any debris and protect the gas valve.
Our plumbers are not only your neighbors, but native to the Schenectady and Saratoga area, so we understand the codes and common issues of the region.