We offer 24/7 emergency service. Every member of our plumbing team is fully trained and has the skills, knowledge, and experience as well as professional-grade equipment needed to fix all makes and models of water heaters. We also provide a leak detection service, so we will not just fix the unit, but check to see if there is a leak in the system. Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC will make sure that your Ballantyne water heaters are working normally so your household or business can function with hot water again! Call us today at (704) 289-6858!
We are equipped for same-day service reliably changing out your water heater within 3 hours.
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Ballantyne, is one of Charlotte, NC’s big neighborhoods and is classified as an edge city. Ballantyne was started in 1992 and boasted a population of 20,936 as of 2011. Ballantyne is a huge growing area and a major location for businesses.
Ballantyne Water Heaters
Like your air conditioner, your water heater is the neglected heart of your house. When everything functions properly, there is never a need for thought. On a busy Monday morning when the water is cold, though, you suddenly recall that long-forgotten appliance that you have been neglecting because you have a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. This is a common way of thinking, however by maintaining your appliance, you can increase its lifespan from 15 to even 20 years. Like a car, a water heater needs to be maintained. While the water heater needs to be flushed, the car needs an oil change. Simply draining your Ballantyne water heater once a year can significantly extend the heater’s lifespan. After years of water flow through the device, sediment will start to accumulate. After years of usage, sediment/debris from the water settles on the bottom of the heater, making it more difficult for the heater to heat the water, using more energy with less benefit. Imagine trying to boil water with a plate between the pot and the burner; it would take a lot longer and use more energy to get the water to boil. Most of the units we remove from Ballantyne are covered with this sediment, particularly in Ballantyne, North Carolina, where hard water is a major problem. In spite of the size and potential difficulty of servicing it, you will undoubtedly end up saving more money and extending the lifespan of your water heater.
A water heater should be repaired if it is between 8 and 10 years old, on average. While growing older may be equivalent to wasting money. A neglected water heater can develop numerous problems and become uneconomical to repair. However, for the majority of common problems, repairs are advised if regularly flushed. Flushing your water heater extends both its life and improves the effectiveness of the appliance. There will be less trouble overall and less effort required to heat the water. Common water heater problems are usually caused by infrequent maintenance. After two years, the burner assembly will require cleaning. Every year, the heater itself needs to be cleansed. These minor adjustments are both inexpensive and simple ways to maintain a vehicle and assist to avoid larger problems in the future. The typical homeowner can easily flush their own furnace. A normal unit typically lasts between 10 and 15 years. The lifespan of a tankless unit, however, is 20 years or even more. Despite being more challenging to install, it offers assurance regarding many problems that water heaters currently have. We usually advise switching your traditional tank water heaters for tankless models because they last longer, consume less energy, are WIFI compatible for your techies, and provide an endless supply of hot water. This means you won’t ever have to worry about the tank running out again, whether you’re single or have 20 kids. You never again have to wait for hot water because it is heated instantaneously as it flows through the heater. Learn more about Tankless Water Heaters.
Maintenance for a longer lifespan
There are a few things you can do to allow for the standard water heater to reach upwards of 15 – 20 years, these methods include:
Flushing your Ballantyne water heater will stop the accumulation of silt and improve fuel economy. Future tank leaks will also be less likely thanks to this. Typically, sediment collects at the bottom of the unit. It can gradually eat away at your tank’s interior, leading to tiny holes that leak into your house. The bases of water heaters have totally eaten through in some extremely extreme cases, flooding homes. Repairing a water heater leak that compromises the structural integrity of your house is not an inexpensive proposition.
The water pressure can be reduced to a maximum of 80 PSI by adding a PRV, or pressure reducing valve. This relieves stress on all of the home’s fixtures. The little drips you notice in your faucets and showers are caused by fixtures holding water that is pressurized above 80 PSI. Because they are not constantly holding back high water pressure, doing this extends the life of these fixtures. One of the main reasons for leaks in most homes is water pressure.
Any system should have an expansion tank, which is both a great addition and necessity. The N.C. Plumbing Code mandates that this be installed on all brand-new tank heaters. This little pressurized tank lessens water hammer and thermal expansion. When water is heated, the water molecules separate from one another and expand due to thermal expansion. The expansion tank absorbs the added strain on the system, lowering system pressure throughout. The tank will force the water back into the system once thermal expansion has subsided.
You may believe your water is safe to drink, but have you seen white spots on your dishes? If so, consider installing a water filtering system. Or even the toilet’s black rim? These “hard water” symptoms are rather typical. By eliminating this “hard water,” you may reduce the accumulation of sediment in your tank and increase the longevity of all of your fixtures. Similar to how silt does, hard water can have an impact on the tank of your heater. producing leaks and eating away the tank’s interior, creating an issue that calls for a plumber. Learn more about Filters.
For the most economical solution, servicing your appliance yourself is recommended. The procedure is relatively easy to follow yet keeps your heater running efficiently. You must totally drain your heater before performing maintenance. Consequently, the heater’s bottom sediment is eliminated. For gas water heaters, the second step is typically used. Cleaning the burner assembly entails taking off the bottom cover plate and cleaning the burner and its surroundings. Additionally, you could enroll in one of our plans. Our very own superior service contract. This will need us to visit your home twice a year to service your unit and evaluate all of the other fixtures. Learn more about our Service Agreements.
You don’t want to have to call an emergency plumber so give us a call and we can come service your Ballantyne water heaters. Call us at 704-289-6858 or book online!
Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC is located in Monroe, NC.
“Folks at Superior Plumbing do a great job and have a excellent attention to detail. Holden does good quality work and is a great communicator in an engagement. I’d highly recommend the company.” – Christopher Christy
“Our toilet was overflowing, and we reached out to Superior Plumbing to help us. Que came out first thing and got it done. He was very professional and did a great job. This might just be me, but one other thing I really liked was that he left the bathroom clean. Thank you so much for the quick response and thank you Que for everything.” – Himani Sharma
“I was looking for a plumber so I gave Superior Plumbing and Drains a call and I’m happy I did. The office staff was great and Que, the plumber they sent, was more than I could ask for. He was on time, knowledgeable and gave me a good deal. I will be using them for future projects.” – Kimberly Dawson
We have over 30+ years experience in the plumbing industry. No matter how severe or simple the problem might be, we are here to help! If you have any of the water heater symptoms listed below, give us a call or fill out the contact form. We service Ballantyne, NC and surrounding areas!
Our plumbers are trained for same-day service with the ability to change your water heater within 3 hours. We know you want your hot water back so we work fast and efficiently giving you quality and speed with our installs.
How much do your services cost?
We charge a $45 service fee to give an estimate on your water heater to be waived at the time of work. Without looking at a job our price for a standard water heater is $1,600. This price includes removing the unit from your home and an additional 6-year warranty on parts. This price is not set and must be determined by a professional before an accurate price is given.
How do I prevent the issue from happening again?
Flush your water heater annually
Install a PRV
Install an expansion tank
Clean the burner assembly
Change out your anode rod
These are services for increasing your water heater’s lifespan, you can read a more in-depth preventative maintenance plan above or have us service your water heater through our Superior Service Agreement.
At Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC, we always look for ways to help our customers. No matter if it’s through a variety of plumbing options or ways to pay their bill. We have teamed up with Wells Fargo to offer you some great financing options, subject to credit approval, on your next plumbing project!
Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC is now offering a $50 Referral Bonus to any plumbing jobs over $500! If you refer someone whose plumbing job totals $500 or more, we will write you a $50 check!
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