New Jersey’s Premier Water Heating Services Provider
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing – Pompton Lakes is at the forefront of New Jersey’s plumbing equipment, installation, and repair industry. We have been making water hot for over 36 years, and our licensed contractors proudly assist folks from NJ with installation, repairs, and replacements for their residential water heaters. If you live in Bergen County, Morris County, or Passaic County, NJ, and you need a new water heater, call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed contractors.
In fact, if you notice any of the signs below, you might have an outdated water heater and be in need of help from our elite team!
Shower Water is Not Hot Enough
If your family uses up all the hot water in the morning before you get a chance to shower, that’s a telltale sign that you might need a replacement for your residential gas water heater. Unless your hot water comes from a tankless system, your hot water is limited to the capacity of the tank in your current installation. In other words, once you use all the hot water in the tank, you must wait for the entire tank, filled with cold water, to heat up again. Otherwise, you’ll just be taking a cold shower and further delaying the time until the water is hot again.
Strange Noises Coming from the Water Heater
If your water heater is making a popping or creaking sound, you may need to find a replacement soon. These distinct popping sounds can be traced back to a mineral buildup in your hot water tank. The sedimentary mineral layer forms air bubbles that boil (and ‘pop’) along with the water in your tank — that’s where the noise is coming from. This is another sign that you need to replace your residential water heater.
Are the pipes on top of your boiler visibly corroded? If you notice brown-colored grime in this region, you should look into repairing your water heater or replacing your pipes. Rusty pipes can contaminate your drinking water, and it’s simply not an appealing look.
Cloudy, Discolored Tap Water
If you notice rust on your water heater and ignore it, the rust will eventually make its way into your drinking water. Additionally, mineral buildup in your tank contributes to tap water discoloration. A lighter-colored murkiness indicates mineral buildup, while darker, reddish colors are a sign of rust. These issues are common and unpleasant but are only associated with traditional hot water tanks.
Leaking Tank or Valves
The valves on your boiler help regulate the temperature and pressure levels in the tank. If you notice water leaking from a valve, you might need to repair or replace it. If the temperature and pressure relief (TPR) valve is corroded or clogged up with mineral salt, it can freeze shut. When the TPR valve freezes, pressure can no longer escape the tank, which means an explosion could happen.
Tired of tanks?
Cloudy water, leaky pipes, and hot water tank mishaps are only associated with traditional boilers that heat water in a tank. A Navien tankless water heater instantaneously provides you with unlimited hot water. That’s right — hot water on demand, for as long as you want. With both electric and gas heating elements available, a Navien tankless water heater is a perfect fit for all homes.
If you live near Bergen County, Morris County, or Passaic County in NJ, call our team today to learn more about going tankless.