Serving: King County, Snohomish County, & Pierce County

Water Heaters

Hot Water Heater

Having a working water heater is essential to running a home. When your water heater isn’t functioning properly, it can throw a big wrench into your daily routine and schedule. Pinky’s professionals are available 24/7 to attend to your water heater needs and emergencies.

Signs of Water Heater Problems

  • Water is either too hot or not hot enough.
  • You don’t have enough hot water in your home.
  • You notice a leak at your water heater.
  • Your water heater is making strange sounds.
  • You smell an odd odor at your faucet or water heater.

Most water heater problems are easy to diagnose. There are many components to a gas or electric water heater that may require adjustment to restore hot water to your home.

Tankless Hot Water Heater

With rising energy costs and in accordance with the “green” movement, more and more people are switching to tankless water heaters which heat water on demand in lieu of having a traditional water heating tank. When it comes to tankless water heaters we can help you select the size and model that it right for your home. Solar Water Heaters

Solar Water Heaters

A solar water heater is often configured with a conventional water heater to ensure hot water during winter months. Like a traditional water heater, a storage tank is used to provide a reliable source of hot water.

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When your home or business is in dire need of plumbing repair or replacement, you don’t have to drive to the nearest plumbing shop. Call us at (855) 474-6597 and get your urgent plumbing repairs performed right away. Our experienced team members are available to help you with everything from replacing a shower valve or roof leak to patching a torn bathtub wall.

Gas or electric water heaters are one of the most dependable appliances in our homes and the electric version of the water heater is tops in reliability, but still things can go wrong and of course regular maintenance is necessary.

Helpful Tips:

Check the water heater’s temperature setting. Set the temperature control to about 150 degrees F. or lower if you have no dishwasher or if you have small children or elderly people in the home who might scald themselves

Insulate hot water pipes. To minimize the energy it takes to heat the water, insulate your water pipes if they run a long way from your heater to your faucets.

Periodically check the temperature-pressure relief valve, which keeps pressure in the boiler from building up too much.

Signs that there may be a problem:

A 40 gallon water heater can only deliver about 27 gallons of usable warm water. It’s very easy to use up hot water without realizing it. As sediment builds up in a water heater, it takes more energy to heat the water.

It’s a good idea to flush a water heater every 3 months in areas with hard water. Excessive sediment is the major cause of low hot water pressure.

If there is water on the floor around the water heater, check all openings in the tank, such as the drain valve, pressure relieve valve…also check the plumbing above the water heater. If after all the checks you can’t find a leak and you have lots of water on the floor the water heater tank is most likely leaking. Water heater tanks can’t be repaired.

If you need help troubleshooting the problem or need a new water heater installed…call Pinky’s Plumbing.