A Dependable Water Heater is Important To Your Family
Water heaters give you hot showers, wash your dishes, clean your clothes and help soothe your muscles in a warm bath.  But when the hot water stops coming out of you faucet, it is past time to pay attention to his important appliance that does so much for your family. 
Water Heater Maintenance
Sediment & Scale build up inside your water tank reducing both heating element efficiency and overall capacity and longevity of the heater. 
The following should be done at leat once a year:
  • inspect tank for rust and weak spots
  • Drain and flush sediment and refill tank
  • inspect all piping connections for leaks
  • Test Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve (T & P Valve for proper operation
 Regular professional maintenance ensures that you get as much hot water as you need when you need it.
Water Heaters- When to Repair or Replace
Conventional water heaters are simple. Cold water enters the tank and is heated by an electric element or gas burner. A thermostat regulates the temperature, usually 120 to 140 degrees. As the water heats, pressure builds inside the tank. When you turn on a tap, pressure sends hot water out the faucet.
 Because water heaters contain few moving parts, only a few things can go wrong.
 Pilot light on gas water heater flickers out.
 Circuit breaker for an electric heater trips. 
Burner or heating element fails.
 Theromostat breaks.
 Valve sticks. 
Repairing or replacing any of those parts is relatively inexpensive:..
 if the tank is more than 10 years old, or if it’s leaking, a new water tank likely is in your future.

Over time, water minerals react with steel, corroding water heater tanks. When water heaters spring a leak, repair isn't’ an option.
 On the bright side, modern water heaters are far more energy-efficient than older models. Manufacturers now inject foam insulation between the tank and its outer shell, resulting in higher heat retention. 

When Replacement is Your Only Option
      Donald Barnhouse, President                                      NC State License # 24406
P.O. Box 4516, Wilmington NC 2846
Serving New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties
(910) 470-1528
DB Plumbing, Inc.
      Donald Barnhouse, President                                      NC State License # 24406

Serving New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties
(910) 470-1528
      Donald Barnhouse, President                                      NC State License # 24406