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.
Our professional team of experts also offers water heater sediment flushing and maintenance for all local residents. We know that most people neglect water heater maintenance until serious damage catches their attention. That’s why we’re happy to do it for you. We will inspect all components and provide a sediment flush to remove any dangerous mineral buildup that can catapult your water heater into a disastrous breakdown. We recommend yearly maintenance and sediment flush to extend your water heaters lifespan – check out our protection plans to find out more.
You can’t always avoid a water heater repair and replacement, especially if your appliance’s lifespan is past due. If your water heater is acting up, it qualifies as an emergency plumbing problem and you should call us immediately. Our certified technicians are available 24/7 for all water heater repairs. If the damage to your water heater is significant enough, we might suggest a complete replacement. Whether you replace your heater with a traditional model or an elite tankless water heater, we’re your on-call experts.
In fact, if you notice any of the signs below, you might have an outdated water heater and be in need of help from our elite team!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. Tankless water heaters are not restricted by the size of a holding tank like a standard storage water heater because they function by heating the main water line only when hot water is needed. This is the reason they are the most efficient water heaters available, helping homeowners save between 24% to 34% on their energy bills every month.
Not only that, but tankless water heaters boast a number of additional advantages over traditional water heaters. As a result of their energy-efficient and technologically advanced structure, tankless water heaters have a lifespan that’s twice as long as their traditional counterparts. They have a sleek, space-saving design that won’t flood your home in the case of a breakdown. You might also get approved for green energy tax credit if you upgrade!
That’s right — you’ll get an energy-efficient unit, hot water on demand, and extra money saved on your energy bills every month. 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.