Tankless Water Heaters

It seems that the rush for tankless water heaters several years ago is now yielding a lot of calls for repair.

SILVER Sewer & Drain Plumbing Service is sympathetic to the frustration felt by homeowners and commercial business owners over their tankless unit issues.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of issues stems from improper installation. Installing a tankless unit for your home or business involves establishing criteria for use. If you are a home owner or business owner wanting to install a tankless unit, the certified tankless installer will establish the necessary criteria:

  • How many bathrooms are in the home or business?
  • How many individuals live in the home?
  • Do you own a Jacuzzi tub?
  • Do your showers have luxury jets and rain shower fixtures?
  • What does a typical water usage day look like for your household or business?
  • What is the size of your home’s gas meter?
    • You may need to call your gas company and have them upsize your gas meter—this is a free service by the gas company.
  • What is the size of your gasline?

A certified tankless specialist will calculate the load for your home and make a recommendation of the size of the unit needed for your home and determine if your gasline and meter are adequate as well as check the piping in your home.

Other issues from improper installation:

  • Flushing kit and remote control is missing
    • necessary for maintenance and diagnostic purposes
  • Units have never been flushed.
    • Tankless units need to be flushed once a year or 18 months if you have a water softener.

Check the manufacturers websites for the type of unit you are thinking about buying and use their list of certified installers located in your area.

Tankless Water Heaters are an investment, make sure you receive the warranties and guarantees by the manufacturer by having your tankless installed properly by a certified tankless specialist.

Please contact Silver Sewer & Drain Plumbing Service if you are in need of assistance.

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