Water Heater Prices: What Will a New Water Heater Cost

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Water Heater Prices: What Will a New Water Heater Cost

Water heaters have to be replaced periodically as they do wear out and break down. Finding a water heater at a good price can be a challenge. Before you start looking at water heater prices, determine the type and size of unit that is right for your home. Contacting a professional for advice is a wise idea.

The first decision is whether to go with a standard tank water heater or a tankless type. If you choose a standard tank type, you will then need to decide on the capacity. This will be determined by the size of the home and the number of people living in the home. For one or two people living in a small home, a thirty to forty gallon tank is sufficient. A larger home with more people will need a tank from fifty to eighty gallons.

A tankless water heater is just what the name implies. It does not have a tank to hold water that has to be heated periodically through the day. It only heats water when hot water is demanded. The rest of the time, it does not use any energy. The units are smaller than the tank type so they can fit in a smaller space.

Both types of water heaters come in gas or electric. Water heater prices for gas and electric units run close to the same with gas being slightly lower. Tank type units cost almost half the amount of the tankless type but cost more to use. It is worth checking how much you can save using the tankless variety over the standard tank before making a decision.

No matter which type of unit you choose after comparing water heater prices, call a plumber to install it so you are sure it is properly installed and works as it should. Give C-IT-ALL Plumbing at 918-251-3155 to get some tips on selecting the right water heating unit for your home.

How To Deal With Water Heater Leaking?

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How To Deal With Water Heater Leaking?

You discover a puddle of water around your water heater and you are sure you have a big problem. You might have but also might not have. It might not even be your water heater leaking. It could be condensation. Check your unit to see if it is leaking and where the leak is. It could be something as simple and easy to fix as a loose valve. On the other hand, it could be caused by a corroded holding tank, which could mean replacing the unit.

If you aren’t sure where the leak is, call your plumber to check it out. A good plumber will be able to tell you if it is condensation, a simple to fix leak or if it is one that means you need a new water heating unit. While you wait for the plumber to arrive, you may need to shut the water off to the unit. Usually, there is a valve with a red handle on a pipe to the water heater and turning it clockwise will shut the water off going into the unit. If necessary, you might need to shut the water off to the whole house.

If it is over six to ten years old, chances are the water heater leaking is an indication it is time to replace it. If you know how old the unit is, let the plumber know as it will help him determine what is needed more quickly. A few replacement parts or some tightening of valves may be all that is needed if the unit is not that old.

If a water heater leaking is causing a watery mess in your house, give C-IT-ALL Plumbing a call at 918-251-3155 to get someone out to take care of the problem for you.

Why is My Water Heater Not Working

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Why is My Water Heater Not Working

It’s been a long day and you are looking forward to a relaxing soak in a tub of hot water. You turn on the water and wait for it to get hot so you can adjust it to your liking. You check it and then wait a few more minutes but find it is still cold. You ask yourself “why is my water heater not working?”

The first thing to do is see if your unit is leaking. If it is leaking, cold water will be running into it constantly so it never gets hot. If it isn’t leaking, there are several other reasons it might not be heating water. Two of the most common involve the heat source and the thermostat.

If your water heater is gas, it is possible the pilot light has gone out. It is usually simple to relight the pilot yourself since most units are made with easy to access pilot lights. If you can’t get it to light or it won’t stay lit, you may need to have someone out to fix or replace the pilot. If you have an electric water heater, one or both heating elements may have gone out. The heating elements in electric water heaters are the most common part of the units to fail.

Another common problem for a water heater not working is the thermostat. It is the device that tells the heat source when to turn on and off. If it stops working, there is nothing to call for heat so the water stays cold. Normally, the thermostat is set at the temperature the hot water needs to be and if the water goes too much below it, heat is called for. When it reaches the set temperature, the heat is turned off. When it is not working, you either have water that is cold or is far too hot.

If you have a problem with a water heater not working, call C-IT-ALL Plumbing at 918-251-3155 for help in getting it working like new again.

What Will a Water Heater Installation Cost?

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What Will a Water Heater Installation Cost?

You need a new water heater and either don’t know how or don’t have time to go buy one and install it yourself. If you need a gas water heater, it is best to have it professionally installed anyway. So the question you have is what will awater heater installation cost?

The cost to install a water heater can vary a good deal based on a number of factors. The first is the size and type of unit being installed. If the new unit does not have the same dimensions or is not the same type as the old unit, some refitting will need to be done and that can add to the cost. Ease of access can make some difference as well.

The cost to buy and get professional installation often ranges from $700 to $2000. This range reflects a 40-gallon standard tank water heater to a larger capacity tank or tankless water heater. The price may be lower if you are getting a smaller water heating unit. If there is much in the way of replumbing or retro fitting that needs to be done, that can add to the cost.

The best way to find out the water heater installation cost is to call the company you plan to have do the installing and talk to them. Choose the water heater and have the plumber come out to give an estimate to install that specific unit. Then you will get a better idea of the cost.

When you need to know what the water heater installation cost is going to be, call C-IT-ALL Plumbing at 918-251-3155 and talk to one of our professional plumbers. He will help you choose the right water heater and then install it so it provides hot water reliably for years.

Leak Detection And Repair: Where Is That Leak Coming From?

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Leak Detection And Repair: Where Is That Leak Coming From?

You go down to your basement to do laundry and discover a big puddle of water on the floor. You mop it up but it is back later. Now you know you have a leak but where is it?

Leaks came happen in places that make it hard to know just where they are. Your first thought might be that an entire section of floor or wall, maybe both, will have to be torn out just to find it so it can be fixed. Most of the time, that scenario doesn’t happen anymore if you call a leak detection and repair specialist.

A plumber who is knowledgeable in detecting hidden leaks and repairing them has the equipment for getting it done with minimal damage to property. Depending on where there is access to the pipes involved and the extent of the leak, there could be no damage in getting the repair done. It is possible the leak itself has caused some damage but there is no need to cause further damage finding and repairing the leak.

When there is a leak and you can’t find where it is coming from, it presents a worry about extensive damage. Calling a plumber right away and getting it fixed can save a substantial amount on repairing the damage caused by a leak that was left too long. That potential makes the cost of paying for leak detection and repair seem miniscule.

If you notice water pooling where there shouldn’t be any water, call C-IT-ALL Plumbing and ask for one of the leak detection and repair specialists to inspect the pipes and make any repairs that may be needed. It could save you a lot of money in the long run.

Kitchen Faucet Repair Best Handled By the Pros

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Kitchen Faucet Repair Best Handled By the Pros

You turn the water on at your kitchen sink and discover water leaking from the base of the on/off lever. When you turn the water off, water keeps seeping from it. You know you need kitchen faucet repair but can you do it yourself or do you have to call a plumber?

Some faucet repairs are simple enough to do yourself but can still be frustrating unless you know what you are doing and have some experience, not to mention the right tools. If you don’t know how to find the cause of the problem and don’t have the right tools, you could make the problem worse. Then you would end up calling a plumber anyway and paying more than you likely would have if you had called in the professionals to start with.

When you call the plumbing company, tell them what brand, type and age of the kitchen faucet you have as well as where the leak is and how much it is leaking. This gives the plumber an idea of what he may be dealing with so he will have the right replacement parts with him.

A common reason for a leak in a kitchen faucet are gaskets that have worn out and no longer seal. Another frequent cause of leaking is a faulty diverter valve. These problems can be fixed by replacing the faulty part. Sometimes it is best to replace the entire kitchen faucet, especially if the fixture is old.

Since the kitchen faucet gets a lot of use, it is important to keep it in good repair. Having a reliable plumber to call on will save money and frustration when you need a kitchen faucet repair job done. Give C-IT-ALL a call to find out how they can help you keep all your plumbing in good working order. They can be reached at 918-251-3155.

Toilet Leaks? Call a Plumber!

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Toilet Leaks? Call a Plumber!

Nothing is more annoying than to discover you have a leaky toilet, especially when you are expecting guests. You don’t have time to try to fix any toilet leaks yourself and you may not have the right tools anyway. It is best to call in professionals to find and fix the leak.

Toilets can develop leaks in a number of places for a number of different reasons. Most will require a replacement part or two while some may require replacing the entire toilet. When you call the plumbing company, tell them as much as you can about the toilet and the location of the leak. If water is leaking from the tank, it might only need some parts replaced and/or some water lines and connections tightened. If the tank is cracked, the toilet will need to be replaced.

Water leaking at the base of the toilet can cause problems for more than just your toilet. It can cause damage to the floor underneath the toilet. This type of leak should be taken care of as soon as you become aware of it. If ignored for too long, replacing the floor may become necessary. This will add a good deal to the expense of repairing toilet leaks.

Some people like to take a do-it-yourself approach to remodeling their bathrooms. This may be fine for a lot of the remodeling but the plumbing should be left to a good plumber so your brand new bathroom fixtures don’t leak when you first start to use them. This is especially true for the toilet as it is the most used fixture in the bathroom. You want to be certain it is installed correctly so there are no leaks when the water is turned back on in the bathroom.

Whether you need an existing toilet repaired or replaced or having a new toilet installed as part of remodeling, call a reputable plumber like those at C-IT-ALL Plumbing. You can reach them at 918-251-3155.

Keep a Full Service Plumbing Company on Speed Dial

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Keep a Full Service Plumbing Company on Speed Dial

When you set up your phone’s speed dial feature with numbers to call in emergencies, it is wise to include a full service plumbing company. When you have a plumbing emergency is not the time to be hunting for a reliable company to handle it. Doing that costs more time and money than if you already had one on speed dial.

Call several companies and find out about all the services they offer. Not all of them offer the full range of services you may need. You will be surprised by what a full service plumbing company can do for you. Most people just think such companies deal with leaky or burst water pipes but a good company that offers the full range of services can do much more.

Many people are not aware that a plumber can service some types of heating systems. If your heating system has a boiler, a plumber may be able to service it. Plumbers are experienced in handling natural gas connections, too. Ask every company you call what are all the services they offer. Make a list of services each company offers. After you find the companies that offer the most services, ask people you know if they have dealt with those companies and what kind of experience did they have with them.

While you are asking questions about what services are offered, also find out what kind of fee structure the companies have. You aren’t necessarily looking for the cheapest or the most expensive since the cheapest isn’t always bad and the most expensive isn’t always the best. What you what is to find out the range of pricing you might expect.

Once you find a reputable full service plumbing company, enter their phone number into your phone’s speed dial feature so you can call quickly when you have a plumbing emergency. You can start with calling C-IT-ALL at 918-251-3155.

Calling In Commercial Leak Detection Services

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Calling In Commercial Leak Detection Services

Leaks in multiple unit or commercial buildings are not always obvious. They may be hidden under concrete floors or within concrete or block walls that may not show just where the leak is. Trained professional with special equipment will be needed to find and repair them. If you own or manage such a building, you don’t want to wait until you have a leak to find the best company offering commercial leak detection services. It is best to already know who to call when the need arises.

Most of the time, it is older buildings and properties that will have leaks but that doesn’t mean new buildings won’t have them. Ground movement and severe climate changes can cause leaks in any building. Soil conditions and the quality of construction also play a role in leaks developing in newer buildings. Whether it is an old or new building, a well-trained plumber with the right equipment can find and repair leaks without causing much disruption to tenants or damage to the property.

It is vital to find leaks as soon as you suspect there is one. The sooner it is found and repaired, the less extensive the damage caused by the leak will be. Leaks left alone for too long can end up causing damage that can cost many thousands of dollars to repair. The disruption to a business or to tenants can cost equally as much. Calling incommercial leak detection services at the first sign of a possible leak will save more than what the services cost.

Be proactive and line up a company for commercial leak detection services before you need them. Call 918-251-3155 and talk to the customer service people at C-IT-ALL to learn more about their services.

Underground Leak Detection: A Specialty In Itself

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Underground Leak Detection: A Specialty In Itself

Water and sewer pipes don’t develop leaks or break just in buildings. They can also break or leak underground. When they do, the location of the leak can be much harder to find. It takes special equipment and training to find and repair underground leaks without tearing up more property than is necessary. If you suspect such a leak, you will need to find one of the underground leak detection companies in your area to verify it.

A plumber trained in finding leaks underground uses equipment designed to locate leaks acoustically. A leak will make a sound that can be heard using the right equipment. Pressurized pipes that have leaks will make noises such as a hissing or whooshing sound. Other sounds that may be heard are a beating or thumping sound, splashing or gurgling, or even the clinking sound of pebbles or small stones hitting the pipes as water pushes them through. Only the hissing or whooshing sound is always heard when there is a leak. The other sounds might not be. It is the hiss or whoosh the plumber will listen for to tell him there is a leak.

A number of factors are taken into consideration when locating an underground leak. Among them are the depth of the pipes, the amount of water pressure in the pipes and the diameter of the pipes. The soil or ground cover also affects the sounds made by a leak. Professionals from the best underground leak detection companies will know how to assess the ground conditions and get information on the pipes to determine how the acoustics can best be interpreted to locate the leak.

If you think you may need the services of a company offering underground leak detection, call C-IT-ALL at 918-251-3155.