Traditional water heaters are constantly using energy to keep water heated, but when you need it, usually after the family has all taken long hot showers, there is no hot water left for you. You must wait for that emptied tank to reheat. Plus, on average, you will need to replace the tank in 8 to 12 years. [Read more…] about What’s All the Buzz about Tankless Water Heaters?
Michigan winter is here! As we look outside at the first major snow of the season, it is a reminder to make sure that your plumbing is up to snuff, so that you do not end up with frozen or bursting pipes leading to the mess and expense of a flooded home. Snow and freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Make sure your sump pump is working sufficiently when this snow thaws. If you need plumbing services or maintenance, contact Putman & Son’s Plumbing 24/7 hotline.
Does it always seem that water heaters fail in the winter when you are craving the warmth the most? There is a reason for this. In the winter there is usually increased demand on water heaters, and this year with COVID-19 making many people stay at home even more, that means more hot water used to clean dishes, laundry and hot showers all around. This additional stress on the water heater can cause failure especially for those who decide to skip annual maintenance.
We receive emergency calls when people are blasted with lukewarm or cold water. If you notice that your water isn’t as warm as usual, this can be in indicator that your water heater is failing. If you hear peculiar noises or notice leakage near the base, call Putman & Son’s Plumbing right away on our 24/7 hotline (248) 652-0990. You do not want to deal with a busted pipe that can flood your house and cause damage, headaches and money.
Better yet, don’t wait until your hot water fails, contact Putman & Son’s Plumbing for maintenance and rest assured that your water heater is working properly.