hot water heater repairs levittownIn today’s society, we go about our days without giving much thought to the comforts that we enjoy. We wake up in the morning and are able to brush our teeth, take a shower, and make a cup of coffee without ever questioning what it would be like to live without the joys of hot running water. Until, of course, the water heater suddenly stops working, and all that hot water that once flowed freely is nothing but a near-freezing stream — not something you’re thrilled to take a shower in.

Local townships including Bristol and Abington deal with severe weather during the long months of winter, and if you’ve ever been caught without electricity for a long duration of time, then you might have had a taste of the misery that ice cold baths enduse.

Most families in suburban areas like Montgomery County and Bucks County rely on their hot water heater to supply them with the ease of living that they have become accustomed to. Typically located in basements and other areas out of sight, water heaters go unnoticed and forgotten for quite some time, until it is too late. For many people, having to repair their water heater is an issue that will sneak up on them.

Unlike with other appliances in Levittown and Newtown homes that are actively used, hot water heaters are not handled daily, and remain passively working in the background. It is unfortunate that not enough emphasis is placed on maintaining it on a regular basis, because your water heater is a truly vital device to modern living.

How Does Your Water Heater Work?

The water in your Bala Cynwyd, Yardley or Upper Darby house starts its journey in a system of underground pipes. Due to the natural insulative properties of the ground, the water stays cool. On a regular basis, your water heater supplies water warm enough to use your dishwasher or washing machine. After the outside temperature drops below freezing, water is unable to even flow into your home without the help of one.

Water heaters are usually comprised of a tank holding between 40 and 60 gallons, a dip tube (that allows water to enter the device), a shut-off valve, a heat-out pipe (that allows hot water to exit the unit), a thermostat, a heating mechanism (either gas or electric), a drain valve, a pressure relief valve and a sacrificial anode rod (which retards corrosion). All of these parts work together cohesively to provide you with the hot water you use everyday; if any of them aren’t functioning properly, then your water heater is at serious risk of breaking.

If you have already been having troubles with your hot water heater, our Pennsylvania plumbing specialists across Bristol, Abington, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Levittown, Newtown, Bala Cynwyd, Yardley and Upper Darby are here for you. As professionals, we are prepared to inspect your hot water heater for damaged parts, wear and tear, or loose connections. Our technicians are thoroughly trained on nearly every brand, make and model of water heater you may have in your home, so that we can effectively assess the issues at hand and address them immediately.

If our plumbers determine that your water heater is beyond repair, they will guide you in finding a suitable replacement model and get it installed right away. We understand that sustaining the flow of hot water is necessary for your home to run smoothly, so we offer a wide selection of water heaters to fit your particular needs.

With the blossoming market of energy-saving technology ever expanding, upgrading your water heater could easily save you money on your monthly bills while improving the efficiency of your hot water system. Here at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we offer conventional tank water heaters, electric water heaters, gas-fired water heaters, tankless water heaters and even solar water heaters. Our services for water heater installation also span across Bristol, Abington, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Levittown, Newtown, Bala Cynwyd, Yardley, and Upper Darby, PA.

From major problems to minor glitches, we are able to get your water heater repaired quickly and efficiently. With Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s help, you won’t have to wait to take a hot shower or have to go to the laundromat for weeks. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, our certified plumbers will come and perform same-day repairs and installations. We offer a two-year satisfaction guarantee to our customers, and if our repair falls short within the span of that two-year guarantee, we will fix your water heater again free of charge.

Don’t let a leak catch you off guard and leave you with water that will chill you to your bones! Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for plumbing services in Levittown, Newtown, Yardley, Bala Cynwyd, Bristol, Abington, Upper Darby, Montgomery County and Bucks County at 267-202-0647.