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Hot Water Tank Removal and Replacement

Snohomish County Hot Water Tank Removal and Installation

A broken hot water tank is serious business. It is dangerous, and if not caught in time, it can explode. Cleaning your home after an exploding hot water tank is extremely costly. The nuisance brings anxiety, and it takes days to possibly months to clean your home. You may need to replace rugs, wood floors, walls, furniture, and precious, irreplaceable personal items.

Hot water tank

You need to stay current with new Washington State codes and regulations regarding hot water tanks. You might want to consider changing out an old water heater to a new tankless water heater to save space and energy costs.

Call Superior Custom Plumbing if you live in Snohomish County and are looking for a new hot water heater or hot water tank replacement. You can reach us at (425) 356-1994.

Is Your Hot Water Heater Overheating?

If you suspect that your water heater is too hot and is malfunctioning, turn it off and follow these instructions.

  1. Turn off your main water line. To find the location of your main water line and how to shut it off, see blog instructions. Turning Off Your Main Water Supply
  • Turn off the water supply to the heater, then turn off the main water supply to the house.
  • Turn off the thermostat dial on the water heater for a gas-powered water heater.

2. Drain the water heater. Find the drain valve located at the bottom of the tank. You’ll need to attach a hose to it.

  • Find a lower area for the hose to drain out the dirty water. Usually, a basement drain is a good place. Open the pressure release valve. CAUTION: The water coming out is most likely hot.
  • Run cold water through the tank to rinse the remaining residual water.

If you need any help, please call us! (425) 356-1994. Keep our phone number handy in an emergency, such as near the water tank. 

Types of Hot Water Heaters

Conventional Water Heater (Storage Water Heater)

This type of tank is insulated, air-tight, and holds water for heating. These tanks come in different sizes, which determine the amount of hot water you’ll have. There are two valves connected to the water heater. One valve is the temperature control valve which opens to release heat and regulate temperature. The temperature control valve shuts off when the water rises to over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The pressure release valve releases pressure from the heater to avoid explosion. The problem with these water heaters is if you have a growing family, the size of the heater does not grow with you, and they run out of hot water. 

Conventional Water Heaters need maintenance! We offer preventative maintenance packages that will extend the life of your water heater plus additional water fixtures in your home. See our homepage for more info.

Tankless Water Heater or On Demand Water Heater

A tankless water heater is a medium-sized box that houses heated coils. Water fills the coils, and the coils heat the water in a sequence of flashes. The water is heated instantaneously as needed and continuously provides hot water. You still need to keep in mind the size of the heater vs. how much water your household uses. If it’s too small, it will run out of hot water.

Heat Pump Water Heater

A heat pump water heater relies on electricity to move heat from the ground and air to heat water. These water heater types save on electricity because they use natural heat instead of depending on a lot of electricity to heat cold water. Heat pumps can be used with homes powered by electric, geothermal energy, and natural gas.

Condensed Water Heater

If you use natural gas to heat your home, this is the right water heater for you. These water heaters generate warm water with unused gas fumes. The water is stored in a tank, much like a conventional water heater. The unused fumes that already heated the house travel into a coil at the bottom of the tank. They are a great way to save on energy in a gas-heated home.

Do you need a new hot water tank?

There are a few signs that tell when it’s time for a new hot water tank. Obvious signs are leaks, running out of hot water when you barely used any, and lukewarm showers. Changing ordinances on Washington State buildings and state codes initiate upgrades on water heaters, including apartment buildings and rental housing.

Hot Water Tank Replacement

For a new hot water heater or a hot water tank replacement in Snohomish County, call Superior Custom Plumbing today at (425) 356-1994