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Water Heater Checkup Time

Posted by Agentis on Aug 30, 2018 8:15:01 PM

So many of appliances and fixtures depend on your water heater functioning properly. 

But it’s surprising how many of us neglect to do regular maintenance on them or have them check by a professional. 

We tend to wait until there’s a problem and by then it’s too late. There’s either a leak or a serious malfunction – that leaves you with no hot water for showers, the washing machine, or dishwasher. 

Nobody wants to be caught in the dead of winter without hot water, so the end of summer is a great time to check your water heater.   

Here are the key things to check to keep your water heater functioning efficiently and safely.

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Topics: Water Heater, Plumbing Checklist

The Ultimate End of Summer Plumbing Checklist

Posted by Agentis on Aug 22, 2018 2:25:09 PM

As summer winds down, it’s a good idea to think about preparing your plumbing for the months ahead.

Checking your plumbing seasonally can help guard against those untimely problems that can arise as the weather changes. 

Here’s a simple checklist of things to do to keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly.

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Topics: Plumbing Checklist, End of summer, Water Heater, Plumbing

Water Heaters: Should You Consider a Water Heater Leak Detector?

Posted by Agentis on May 4, 2018 4:45:42 PM


With the average water heater holding about 50 gallons, a leak in your tank can create a lot damage.

And, depending on where your water heater is located and how long it is until the water is shut off to the tank, it could spread into several rooms – ruining carpets, damaging flooring, and even seeping into walls.

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Topics: Plumbing, Water Leak, Water Heater, Leak Detector

Water Heater: An Annual Inspection Can Eliminate Surprises

Posted by Agentis on Dec 18, 2017 11:45:44 AM

Want to avoid waking up to find your shower water won’t heat up? 

Then it’s a good idea to have your water heater inspected annually. Here are some of the things that a professional will do during an annual water heater inspection to help keep you in hot water all year around.

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Topics: Replace water heater, Maintenance, Water Heater, Inspection

Water Heater Maintenance: The Most Common Problems

Posted by Agentis on Dec 13, 2017 1:01:05 PM

What are the most common problems for water heaters?

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Topics: Replace water heater, Maintenance, Water Heater

Water Heater Efficiency and Safety: a Few Quick Tips

Posted by Agentis on Dec 8, 2017 12:13:46 PM

What’s the right temperature?

For energy savings and ensuring the safety of small children, many consumer organizations recommend setting your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees.  However, it’s also important to know that water temperatures below 120°F can enable unhealthy bacteria to grow inside your water heater. So, consider both when determining an appropriate temperature for your home and family.

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Topics: Replace water heater, Maintenance, Water Heater Safety, Water Heater

Water Heater Maintenance: Do-It-Yourself or Call a Professional?

Posted by Agentis on Nov 10, 2017 10:57:05 AM

When it comes to your water heater, how do you know if it’s better to do-it-yourself or call a local plumber?

Here are a few guidelines to help you decide.

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Topics: Water Heater, Repair

Water Heater: Time to Repair or Replace?

Posted by Agentis on Nov 8, 2017 11:38:29 AM

Strange noises coming from your water heater? Temperature of your hot water fluctuating day to day? Noticing leaks coming from your water heater?

These are all common problems that occur with water heaters. But how do you determine whether it’s time to repair or replace it?

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Topics: Water Heater, Repair

Why Does my Water Take so Long to Heat Up?

Posted by Agentis on Nov 3, 2017 3:14:15 PM

Have you ever turned on the hot water for a shower, only to be in for a surprise when it comes out ice cold?

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Topics: Water Heater, Cold water

A Little Water Heater History

Posted by Agentis on Oct 27, 2017 2:39:41 PM

Now a staple of our homes, the automatic water heater began as a vision. 

While Norwegian Edwin Ruud is credited with creating the first automatic storage water heater back in 1889, others had begun the exploration before him.

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Topics: Water Heater


As a second generation family owned business, Agentis Plumbing has served Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the entire Lehigh Valley since 1954. Through our family-owned and operated full-service plumbing and drain cleaning Mr. Rooter franchise, we offer courteous and prompt service by fully uniformed, skilled technicians, providing 24 hour / 7 day emergency plumbing service at no extra charge.

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