Tankless Water Heater Installation

Tankless Water Heater Installation

Tankless Water Heater Installation

The mere thought of having to take your bath with really cold water probably gives your goosebumps. It is true that water heating is one of the largest expenses faced by homeowners. There is also a time restraint factor associated with water heating. You have to use it as soon as possible or else it will get cold once again. At the same time, if you are in a hurry to go somewhere urgent, having to waste time heating water will naturally get you irritated. The best solution to all such problems is to opt for tankless water heating solution. This type of a water heater will help you enjoy hot water whenever you want, that too, without wasting time heating the cold water.

What Is A Tankless Water Heater And How Does It Work?

If you flip through the pages of history, you will come to know that the first tankless water heaters were used in Europe. However, in this modern era, such water heaters are widely used in most corners of the globe. As the name suggest, tankless water heaters do not store water in a tank. It heats up water almost instantly and it provides heated water whenever the need arises. Tankless water heaters come with a specially designed device, known as the heat exchanger. This device is located in the main unit of the water heater. As you turn on the tap, cold water enters the heat exchanger and gets heated instantly. The result is warm water flowing out of the tap.

There are several other home appliances that come with a heat exchanger. These include the likes of air conditioners and refrigerators. The heat inside the heater shifts itself from one point to another due to the presence of the exchanger. In order to enjoy hot water during winter months, all you need to do is set the desired temperature of the water and enjoy your bath.

How to Find the Right Tankless Water Heater Installer?

If you have decided to install a tankless water heater at home, the next challenge for you would be to find the best installer for the job. It is needless to say that you will come across many such installers. However, the best will always the job properly and will also train your family members on how to use the water heater the right way. Here are some simple ways to find the best tankless water heater installer in your town.

Ask Your Near And Dear Ones:

Has your neighbor or friend or family member recently installed a tankless water heater at home? Are they happy with the installation and the installer’s behavior? If they are, then why don’t you ask the same installer to do the installation job for you? This way, you will be assured of a proper job, the charge for the job, and also the way the professional goes about with his work.

Internet to Your Rescue:

The internet holds the key to an ocean full of doubts and queries. Take some time out from your busy schedule and search online. You will surely find a few good and reliable tankless water heater installers in town. Ask them relevant questions pertaining to the installation, the cost for installing the heater, and so on. Then, choose the professional who quotes the best charges and also has proper knowledge of installing such a water heating system.

Benefits of Installing a Tankless Water Heater

It is quite clear by now that using a tankless water heater can be very convenient. However, when it comes to benefits, the list is not at all disappointing either. Some of the key benefits of using such water heating systems are discussed below.

Save Your Money:

It is true that tankless water heaters come with a heavy price tag when compared with ordinary traditional water heaters. However, when it comes to long term savings, no other heater can be compared to tankless ones. Water heaters that come with tanks will naturally store hot water for a certain time. However, if you use it quite late, you will have to heat the water once again. This naturally increases your power bill. Tankless water heaters heat up water as and when you need. This saves a lot on power bills and ultimately helps you save in the long run. Tankless ones use almost 10% to 50% less energy than ordinary heaters.

Save Space:

Traditional water heaters tend to consume a lot of space in your bathroom. If you opt for a traditional water heater with a capacity of 40 to 60 gallons, it will take up almost 2 feet by 5 feet of space. On the other hand, tankless ones usually take up space that is needed for a home computer.

Better Life Span:

When you compare the longevity of a tankless water heater with any other water heater such as those with storage tanks or solar powered heaters or heat pumps, you will come to know that tankless ones last much longer and come with a better life span. Tankless ones last almost 20 years without giving any type of problem to users. On the other hand, traditional ones last almost 5 to 10 years.

When you decide to buy a brand new tankless water heater for your personal use at home, the cost of the system may surprise you a bit. However, the lifetime savings that you can enjoy will also be a pleasant surprise for you. Most of the time, you may find reliable and experienced installers if you talk with the storeowner. This will help you save a bit on installation as storeowners provide free installation to their buyers. Once the entire system gets installed and you start using it, you will understand why people prefer tankless water heaters over traditional ones.

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Home Remedy for Clogged Drain

Home Remedy for Clogged Drain

So, your drain is clogged? Don’t get stressed. It happens sometimes. Drains get blocked due to a number of reasons- food particles, hardened grease, hair or even soap residue.

You can use many techniques to unblock your drain before calling your local plumber. Lucky enough, you may have everything you need to do-it-yourself in your home.

You need to assess the situation before starting to unblock your drain. Get to know if your drain is partially clogged or completely clogged. Your drain is partially blocked if it passes down little water. However, if no water goes down the drain, it means it is completely blocked.

How to Handle a Fully blocked Drain

In case you have a fully blocked drain, grab your toilet plunger. Yes, it will work perfectly to unclog your sink. First, fill your sink with water about five to six inches high. Sometimes, unclogging your drain can be messy. Therefore, make sure to wear your raincoat at least or cover yourself with a towel.

To successfully unclog your drain, cover the opening of the drain completely with your plunger. Press and pull repeatedly for around ten times. Plunging enables you to transfer energy through the drainage to remove the clog. Your plunger should be therefore full of water instead of air to exert force on the clog. If the drain starts to drain the water slowly, it means the drain is partially clogged. Add more water and plunge continuously for it to unclog. If the water in your sink drains rapidly, you have successfully unclog your drain.

If you have only managed to unclog your sink partially, don’t be hard on yourself. At least you are steps closer to unclogging your drain.

How to unclog a partially clogged Drain

You need not worry if you have a partially blocked drain since there is some home remedies right in your kitchen. Below are some of the methods you may consider using for your partially clogged drain.

Hot Water

Hot water is the best to remove clogs caused by grease. This method is not as easy as it sounds! You need to pour boiled water into your drain. Using cold water only makes the situation worse than it was before. It hardens the grease thus making it difficult to unclog.

Pour the hot water into your drain so that it can melt the grease and grime. When the sink starts to drain the water slowly, repeat the process until it is fully unclogged.

Use Pepsi or Coke Soda

You may only know Pepsi and Coca-Cola as ‘soda.’ But the two can also be a great solution to your clogged drain. They work better than chemically manufactured clog remover products.

For Pepsi and Coca-Cola to work, you need to pour it down the drain at room temperature. Give it time to fizz and bubble as it is working its magic to unclog the drain. After an hour or two, rinse your drain with hot water.

Why does Coca-Cola or Pepsi work? The two soft drinks contain phosphoric acid that works to remove the gunk in your drain. It is more effective than using lemon juice.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate. It works well in removing grease. You can use baking soda not only to unclog you drainage but also cleaning almost everything. You can use it to prevent your fridge from smelling, doing laundry and also scrubbing shiny surfaces. In fact, it can work well for your smelly drainage.

Here are three baking soda mixtures that you can consider using for your clogged drainage.

  •    Baking powder with Vinegar

Baking soda mixed with vinegar makes an amazing solution to unclogged drains. First, pour the baking soda down the drain and then follow with vinegar. Leave it overnight and flash it with hot water the in the morning.

  •    Baking Powder with Salt

Mix water, baking soda, and water in the ratio of 1:1:4. Pour this mixture into your drain and leave it overnight. Use hot water in the morning to flash your drain.

  •    Washing Soda with Hot water

Mix equal proportional of washing soda with hot water and pour the solution down your drain. Let the mixture rest in the drain overnight and use hot water to flash your drain in the morning.

Now that you have successfully removed the clog from your drain, you will need to be extra cautious in what goes down from your sink. Always keep your sink free of debris. Scrape off any food particles from your plates before rinsing them in your sink.

At least pour a mixture of baking soda and vinegar once a week to prevent any future blockages. If you are not able to unclog your drain, you can call Sayan Plumbing to help you. All the best in unclogging and maintaining your drain!

how to fix a leaky bathtub faucet

How to fix a leaky bathtub Faucet

A leaky faucet may seem no big deal. But, did you know that a leaking faucet dripping at the rate of one drop per second can waste over 4000 gallons of water in one year? Can you believe that amount of water is equivalent to over sixty bath tabs?

Whether you love a relaxing bath or shower, your bathtub is one of the dearest parts of your home. Having a leaking faucet can be annoying. Even worse, become seriously damaged if not fixed on time. It is, therefore, important to fix a leaky faucet on time to save money on water bills and also prevent annoying stains in your bathtub.

Causes of a Leaky Bathtub Faucet

Leaking bathtub faucet start as few drops of water and become worse with time if not repaired. The leaks may seem small but can lead to costly water bills with time. Also, they can make you spend money to repair the floor and wall caused by the leaking water. Below are some reasons that can make your bathtub faucet to leak.

Loose Handles

Loose handles are one of the most common reasons for leaky faucets. Over time, twisting the handles while opening and closing loosen the screws and nuts. The nuts and screws are responsible for keeping the handles tight. To fix this problem, you only need to tighten the loose parts.

Worn out Washers

Faucet washers are located in the faucet’s handle. Over time, the water reacts with the rubber or plastic material of the washer ring and making it to leak. Replacing the washer is an easy task, and you can do it by yourself. You should always replace immediately you notice any leakages.

Hard Water Buildup

If the supply of water is hard water, chances are that you will see the buildup in the pipes or valves. Excess build-up can cause your faucet to leak. To clean your faucet, you need to remove and soak the handle in a hard water cleanser.

Steps to Fixing a Leaking Bathtub Faucet

You do not need to put up with a leaking faucet. Make a point of fixing it to save you from unnecessary headaches. The entire fixing job may cost you some money, but it is much cheaper than hiring licensed plumbers to do it for you. Worn out washers are the common reasons for a leaking faucet. Below are some steps to follow when replacing your faucet’s washer.

Step 1: Make sure to Purchase new Parts

The first step when fixing your leaking faucet is to have a new washer to replace the old one. The faucet replacement parts are available in hardware stores. To successfully do this, you need to know the exact model of your faucet. This will help you buy the exact washer for your faucet. Remember, there are many different makes and models of faucets. You need to know what you have so that it can be a perfect match.

Step 2: Disassemble Your Faucet

Before disassembling your faucet, you need to shut off the water supply. Also, it is necessary to drain excess water from the valve. Carefully remove the handle insert using a pocket knife.

Next, remove the handle screw. Remove the handle by wiggling and pulling it off. With time, corrosion can make the handle to weld on the stem. Do not force to come off since it could break. Instead, use a hair dryer to free it from the stem.

Step 3: Replace the Washer

To replace your washer, you need to remove the seat washer screw from the stem. This will enable you to remove the worn out washers. Use a pocket knife to pry them off. Now it is the perfect time to replace your washer with a brand new one. Go ahead and replace both the washers and the seat washer screws with new ones.

Step 4: Screw back your Faucet and Test it

Use a screwdriver to screw the handles back into place. Don’t screw the handles too tight since it might be difficult to open the next time you are fixing your faucet. Once the handle is back in place, push back the handle insert firmly in place. Turn the back the water supply and turn on the faucet to check if everything is working well. If fixing the faucet was successful, there should be no leak after turning the faucet off.

If your bathtub faucet still leaks after replacing the washer, you should consider hiring a plumber to access the problem. Your faucet may have issues with the grout, cracked piped and corrosion that could need immediate attention.

If the above tips don’t help and you live in New Jersey then feel free to contact Sayan Plumbing of Begen County