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The Scary Truth of Water Heating Systems & Boilers in Brooklyn

Brooklyn PlumberWith the legendary New York winter weather just around the corner, it is common for homeowners to call and ask for water heating help. Through more than 100 years in the Brooklyn plumbing business, we have found a common thread among local water heating systems: poor maintenance.

A little maintenance goes a long way toward keeping your water heating system running smoothly. The best time to begin proper water heater maintenance habits is now. Here are a few indicators that your  system needs maintenance quickly:

  • You have little to no hot water – If you can perform household chores or walk the dog while you wait for hot water, your water heating system is not working properly. It could be that something needs to be replaced, or perhaps your system’s thermostat simply needs to be adjusted. A local heating specialist can help determine the source of the problem.
  • Your water heater is making strange noises – Do you hear bangs, creaks, whines or knocks coming from your utility closet? These noises could be caused by sediment buildup burning inside your tank. A water heater repair expert can assist you by flushing the tank to remove the sediment, or by helping you replace the heating element altogether.

No matter what issues you may face with your home heating system, you obviously need reliable and fully-functioning heat for a Brooklyn winter. Proper water heating maintenance can save you from costly repairs or replacement. Prevent problems from arising in the first place by taking advantage of Petri Plumbing’s home inspection service. We check your pipes for proper cold weather insulation, inspect your water heater for potential problems, and more. Give us a call today at (718) 748-1254 to schedule an appointment.

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