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Tankless Water Heaters - Why You Must Install a Tankless Unit
One common plumbing problem that often occurs at the most inconvenient of times is a clogged drain. Many [post_name] home owners are tempted to reach for a bottle of their favorite drain cleaner - they are easy to use, supposed to be quick, and you don't have to get your hands dirty. The problem with quick fixes - as with many things in life - is that the quick fix may not be the best.
Most drain cleaners these days will not damage your plumbing when properly used. The key is to make sure that you use them properly. If your home has a septic system, make sure that any cleaner specifies it is safe for use in septic systems. Different types of drain clog removers may target different types of problems and have different instructions, make sure you follow them to get the maximum effectiveness.
Sometimes a liquid cleaner will not be enough to take care of the problem. A number of years ago we received a lesson in what not to put down your food disposal - cantaloupe rinds. The disposal had no problem grinding them up, but a few feet down the drain they re-assembled into am impassable clog.
The first attempt was the faithful old plunger. A plunger works on the concept of hydraulic pressure (simply put, you cannot compress a liquid) to move the blockage. The problem with this approach in a kitchen or bathroom sink is that the drain may not be the only outlet - there are often multiple drains and/or overflow connections which make a plunger useless in these cases
The next step was to try and remove the sink trap. Once you get to this phase, you need to make sure you have a bucket and a few towels handy. If you had previously attempted to clear the clog using a chemical drain cleaner you need to be careful here as there may still be residue in the sink, pipes, or trap. Before removing the trap, make sure to drain as much of the sink water as you can.
A couple problems to be aware of with these systems: If you have PVC drain fittings (as many sinks do), you better make sure you connections are good - if there are any minor leaks or loose fittings you are likely to end up with a sprinkler system under your sink. From personal experience there is one other problem you may run into. When you turn off the hose, the pressure that previously swelled the nozzle to hold it in place is gone - however there is still water and pressure in both the line and the nozzle. The results similar to shaking up a soda bottle and removing the cap - it makes a great funny story to tell you friends in hindsight, but it's not quite so funny when you are mopping up the kitchen.
Finally, if none of the above have worked, it is time to call in the professionals. As I have noted in previous articles, a good [post_name] plumbing contractor is worth every penny they charge you. Most will not only help you out with your problem but will also suggest how you can prevent it in the future and if necessary point out problems that need to be addressed.
Tankless Water Heaters - Their Efficiency and Convenience
Just like with the normal water heaters on the market there are two different types of tankless water heaters. There is the normal gas tankless water heaters and the electric tankless water heaters. This the normal as with all the other types of appliances in the home and many people are on the lookout for a different type of place that can help with everything in the range of gas or electric. The problem is that people tend to believe that these two types of tankless water heaters are actually the same when the exact opposite is true in most cases.
Electric tankless water heaters are the most common type of this system. For the most part there are some distinct differences that one should be aware of. The most common of these differences is in the efficiency of the unit itself. While the electric tankless water heaters are very efficient compared to the standard tank models they are not nearly as efficient as those of the gas models.
One of the major things that people fail to understand is that electricity is never all that efficient when it comes to heating anything. Over the course of time people have noted that more then once a person can adapt well to an all electric home system but they are spending a lot more money.
However, people will notice that the issue heating recovery of the tankless water heaters is the problem that a lot of people will have. Making the change for a bunch of people to electric is not a big deal. They have the best option when it comes to extreme heating which is positive for the people who need to run the systems for eateries or the like where extreme hot water is needed. This is not the case for most water heaters where there is a distinct limit to the amount of heat that can be placed in the water.