It’s easy to forget just how often you rely on your water heater–until it breaks down.

Learn how to take better care of your water heater, how to spot the first signs of trouble, and how to choose a new water heater when the time comes.

You can also call on Simpson Plumbing for water heater repair and installation in Tracy and beyond.

How Often Should I Flush My Water Heater

A customer in Manteca recently asked one of our technicians about how often should you flush your water heater, and if you need to flush it at all. Homeowners may be surprised to learn that their hot water heater can harbor bacteria and sediment. Flushing out your water heater is [...]

By |2019-11-20T22:55:08+00:00August 6th, 2019|Plumbing Tips & Opinions, Water Heaters|

What Causes a Water Heater to Leak?

What has caused your water heater leak? Sometimes a leaking water heater can be dangerous, so it’s important to get this issue handled by a professional. Still, you might be curious about how the leak has happened, so that you can avoid it in the future. We’ll go over the [...]

By |2019-05-28T23:54:40+00:00May 7th, 2019|Leaks, Water Heaters|

What Size Water Heater is Right For Your Home?

When you’re choosing a new water heater, it is essential to choose the right size for your family. If your heater is too small, you’ll find you run out of hot water quickly, perhaps even in the middle of your shower. On the other hand, water heaters that are larger [...]

By |2019-03-21T20:32:47+00:00March 21st, 2019|Water Heaters|

Water Heater Making a Banging Noise? Here’s Why

Is your hot water heater making a banging noise? We’ve had customers ask us about hissing water heaters and whistling water heaters in the past, and now it’s time for us to check another one off our list. Why is your hot water heater is making banging noises, and what [...]

By |2021-04-23T01:20:44+00:00November 13th, 2017|Water Heaters|

Is Your Water Heater Making A Hissing Noise? Here’s What to Do.

Chances are you’re here because your water heater is making some weird noises. We get all kinds of calls about weird water heater noises, ranging from water heaters whistling, to water heaters sounding like they’re full of rocks, and yes, we even get calls about water heaters sounding like hissing [...]

By |2021-09-30T20:26:35+00:00July 21st, 2017|Water Heaters|

How to Make your Water Heater Last Longer

Making your water heater last longer is all about making it work more efficiently. As with any piece of equipment, using it less means that it will inherently last longer before it needs maintenance and replacement. At Simpson Plumbing, we are pleased to offer our customers a comprehensive plumbing maintenance [...]

By |2019-05-28T23:58:47+00:00June 9th, 2017|Water Heaters|

Should I Turn Off My Water Heater When I Go on Vacation?

There are a lot of things to take care of before leaving for a vacation, whether it’s two days or twelve. If you’re like most of us, you probably make a to-do list. It might look a little something like this: Pack your bags Get a pet sitter Set [...]

By |2020-12-07T07:10:53+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Water Heaters|

Hot Water Heater Making Humming Noise? Here’s What It Means.

Your hot water heater can make a lot of noises. We've gotten calls about clanging, banging, knocking, thumping, whistling and a lot more. But, we recently got a call for a hot water heater in Ripon that was making a humming sound. We’re not talking about a pleasant, musical [...]

By |2021-04-23T01:27:36+00:00January 4th, 2017|Water Heaters|

Why is My Water Heater Whistling?

It’s not always easy to explain what’s wrong with your plumbing. Over the years we've heard “my garbage disposal sounds like it’s full of glass”, “my toilet keeps groaning”, and “my drain sounds like its gargling mouthwash.” We’re used to hearing all kinds of things, and our expertise is in [...]

By |2021-04-23T01:13:08+00:00October 3rd, 2016|Water Heaters|
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