Doug Turner Plumbing CO. Blog : Archive for January, 2018

Heed These Signs Your Tank Water Heater is Dying

Monday, January 29th, 2018

tank water heater in storage closetIn our previous blog post, we discussed some of the benefits and considerations of a tankless water heater. As such, you may be considering replacing your current storage tank system. But, how do you know when it needs to be replaced? Surely it doesn’t make much economic sense for you to rush out and get a new water heater when you still have a few years of efficient operation left in your current water heater.

Water heaters are designed to last for a long time, particularly if they are well cared for. But no system lasts forever, and your Sugar Land, TX water heater is no exception. Keep reading to learn of some signs that your tank water heater is in fact on its way out.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Investment?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

tankless water heater on floor in homeWhen your aging storage tank water heater has finally had enough and you’re ready to replace it with a more efficient water heater system, we’ll typically recommend the tankless water heater. There are a number of benefits to using such a system. For instance, you’ll have an unlimited supply of hot water, since it heats water on demand. Plus, you can count on a longer lifespan, so long as you keep up on maintenance.

When it comes to Bellaire, TX water heaters, there are some outdated ideas and misconceptions. This is due partly to the fact that you can find just about anything online. Unfortunately, these misconceptions may lead homeowners to decide that a tankless water heater is not worth their investment, despite all the advantages it can afford them.

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What Warrants an Emergency Plumbing Call?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Woman calling a plumber service to fix drain pipe blockage.There aren’t many people out there who know precisely when they’re going to need plumbing repairs. In fact, nobody knows. Otherwise, there would be no need for 24-hour plumbing services in Richmond, TX. The reality is, sooner or later most homeowners find themselves caught off-guard by a plumbing problem. And it rarely, if ever, happens at a “convenient” time.

When can a plumbing problem wait, though, and when does it constitute an emergency call outside of normal business hours? Keep reading for an answer to this, and to learn what you can do to prevent a plumbing problem from becoming an emergency.

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