Common Water Heater Problems & How to Prevent Them

Are you worried about the condition of your hot water heater? Maybe it’s getting old or just not working the way you need it to. Below are some common water heater problems our Sarasota plumbers see that mean your unit needs some TLC, professional water heater repair or it might need to be replaced with a newer, more reliable unit. 1) No Hot Water Are you running out of hot water more quickly than you were before? It could be because you’re spending more time at home, have more people in your household, or some other reason, but chances … [Read More]

How to Drain a Water Heater

Maintenance plays an essential role in making sure that your plumbing system is working well and is running as efficiently as possible. Your hot water heater is an important piece of this puzzle. Regular water heater maintenance, like flushing the appliance, can also help increase the longevity of your system. This means you’ll require fewer repairs and go longer without having to replace anything. We’ve already talked about what you need to know about draining your water heater, and in this post, we’ll go over exactly how to do it. It’s a fairly simple process that is easy to … [Read More]

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Is it Time to Replace My Water Heater?

Are you struggling to get the hot water that you and your family need to live normally at home? Do you know that your water heater is getting older but you’re not sure if you need to replace it yet? Here is everything you need to know to decide when to replace your water heater, straight from the mouths of our experts.   Factors Affecting Water Heater Lifespan There are a few factors that help determine how often your water heater needs to be replaced. How often do you perform water heater maintenance? Regular maintenance will help your heater … [Read More]

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What You Need to Know About Draining Your Water Heater

Water heaters are fairly low maintenance as far as appliances are concerned, but they still need a little bit of care to function well. Flushing your water heater is fairly straightforward and is something you can usually take care of on your own. Here’s what you need to know to drain your water heater. Why Should I Flush My Water Heater? When you flush your water heater, you get rid of sediment that builds up inside it. You want to get rid of sediment because it can: Clog your pipes Impair heating element function Cause other water heater malfunctions … [Read More]

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters: Which One is Right For You?

When you’re looking for a new water heater, it’s important to find the one that is right for you and your home. With so many water heaters out there these days, it’s easy to feel confused or frustrated because you don’t know what to buy. Here’s what you need to know to make the best choice for your family. The Pros and Cons of a Conventional Water Heater Conventional, or tanked water heaters are less expensive to buy and install, and repairs are also usually cheaper. However, you have to replace these water heaters more often, so the costs … [Read More]

Signs of Trouble with Your Water Heater

There is no denying the fact that the water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in just about any residence. Every time that you wash your hands with hot water, do the laundry, or run the dishwasher, not to mention take a nice, relaxing shower, you are depending upon the effective and reliable operation of your water heater in Sarasota, FL. That is why encountering any problems with the water heater in your home is so troubling. The good news is that the professional plumbers here at Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air are here to help. We’ve listed a few common … [Read More]

Why Should I Consider a Tankless Water Heater?

When you are ready to invest in a new water heater, you may be tempted to simply stick with what you have always known, in terms of make and model. For most of us, this is the tank water heater.

Faucet handle doesn’t turn hot in the shower.

The faucet handle in your shower that controls hot and cold water coming out of your shower head, has been a popular complaint lately.  Customers call up our office and say that when they turn the faucet handle to hot, it does not get hot.  Is this happening to you? Our team of plumbers can either explain to you how to fix it yourself or we would be able to send a professional plumber to your home to fix the faucet handle that doesn’t turn hot in your shower. With the newer style positemp cartridges or the thermostatic mixing,tub/shower … [Read More]

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Water Heater Not Heating, How Do I Fix It? Wimpy’s Will Tell You.

Water heater not heating, how do I fix it?  Wimpy’s will tell you over the phone some things you may want to try, however we highly recommend that a certified professional check this particular situation.  The water heater normally will use 240 volts of power and the general water heater in a home pulls thirty amps of power.  One really needs to have the proper set of skills to diagnose a water heater.  A person could easily get electrocuted by messing around inside, behind the panels of a water heater. The electrical components of most electric water heater are … [Read More]