Building

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012

When is it time to get a new water softener? Here’s some of the steps we go through to determine if your softener needs to be replaced or merely fixed (or just have more salt...

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Plumbing

Posted by on May 17, 2012

When it comes to installing pipes and plumbing a new home or business from the ground up, you need a local plumber you can trust.  Someone with working knowledge of what it takes...

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Remodeling

Posted by on May 17, 2012

When it comes to remodeling bathrooms, either because you’re tired of looking at that same awful linoleum and horrible Formica, or because of an old outdated toilet and leaky...

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Water softeners & water heaters

Posted by on May 24, 2012

Whether you have leaky sinks that have seen better days, or faucets that just don’t work the way they used to, or if you just need a quick bathroom remodeling or kitchen...

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Water Heaters

We can always get rid of your water heater too

Water heaters are one of those weird household items that are there, but don’t come into play until they aren’t functioning, and your muscles are sore and you need a nice hot shower and all you get is an ice bath.  While your trainer might applaud the therapeutic uses of ice, it gets old, fast.

How do you know when it’s time to get a new water heater?  When do you get a new one?  How do you evaluate a company or a brand?

Here are a few things to consider:

1. Depends on the Size

Hot water heaters come in various sizes, depending on the size of your home, quality of the tank, and hot water use. A 50-gallon tank generally is enough to heat a 3 bedroom home. To replace this tank (usually the large white refrigerator looking thing in the laundry room or garage), the cost can be up to $500 for the average tank and $300 for installation, assuming all plumbing and venting is installed and does not need to be updated. This includes the cost of removing the old tank. This is an average guess, each situation is different.

2. What are your options?