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Tankless / On Demand Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters also called On Demand water heaters, provide hot water only as needed. Traditional storage water heaters produce heat energy losses that cost you money. A tankless water heater is used only when there is a demand for hot water.

Tankless water heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. Therefore, they avoid the standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. In an electric tankless water heater, an electric element heats the water. In a gas-fired tankless water heater, a gas burner heats the water. As a result, tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. You don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water.

Typically, tankless water heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2 – 5 gallons (7.6 – 15.2 liters) per minute and gas-fired tankless water heaters will produce higher flow rates than electric tankless water heaters. Some smaller tankless water heaters, however, cannot supply enough hot water for simultaneous, multiple uses in large households. For example, taking a shower and running the dishwasher at the same time can stretch a tankless water heater to its limit. To overcome this problem, you can install a “whole house” type tankless water heater or install two or more tankless water heaters, connected in parallel for simultaneous demands of hot water. You can also install separate tankless water heaters for appliances—such as a clothes washer or dishwater—that use a lot of hot water in your home.

Water Leak Services

A leaking ceiling or wall leak is usually a sign of a leak elsewhere in your home. Unfortunately, these leaks can be hard to pinpoint – water leaking from a pipe above one room can travel along the length of the pipe and drip onto the ceiling of a totally different room. Water spots on your walls or ceiling can indicate severe problems with your pipes, so don’t wait!

Leaking Ceiling Services

It can be hard to tell where wall or ceiling leaks are coming from. If you have a leaking ceiling or a wall leak:

  • Gently shake your upstairs toilets to see if they are loose at all, and check for moisture around the base
  • See if the leak gets any worse when you shower, or if your shower floor gives slightly when you step on it
  • Run cold water from the sink and see if it leaks under the sink

If you find leaks from any of these areas, call Radar Plumbing today and let them know. These leaks can do some serious damage, especially if you’re not expecting it.

 

If you’re experiencing problems with your plumbing, a camera inspection might be the first step toward finding your solution. Camera inspections are a thorough way to diagnose any problem since they can correctly identify any problems in your pipes.

Benefits of Sewer Camera Inspections

Camera inspections can benefit your pipe system in a wide variety of ways. Clogs, leaks, fractures, breaks, pinhole leaks, tree root invasion, and animal infestations can cause major problems inside your pipes, especially if they go unnoticed and untreated. Because pipes are an underground problem, most people don’t know when they are experiencing issues leading to problems not being addressed in a timely manner.

Tree Roots in Sewer Line Repair

Tree root infiltration is a fancy way of saying that tree roots are in your sewer line. Root infiltration is one of the biggest causes of clogs in your main sewer drain and the number one need for rooter service. Older homes have sewer lines that were made from clay, cast iron or other porous piping that over time can crack, collapse or corrode due to age, shifting of the ground and freezing of the ground. These are some of the ways that tree roots find their way into your pipes.

How Do Roots Get In Your Sewer?

Tree roots seek out water sources to grow. If a root finds a crack in your sewer pipe, it will latch on and grow into the pipe in order to get to the water inside. As you can see, this can cause many problems with clogs. The roots themselves will grow into a tangle of roots that will cause a clog itself. But as you use your home’s plumbing system, grease, paper and other debris that goes down through your sewer line will collect within the roots which can cause major headaches.

Signs of Roots in Sewer

One of the sure signs that you have an issue with your sewer line is that multiple plumbing fixtures are backing up, such as a toilet, sink, and shower. Another sign is if you are finding that your shower is backing up when you flush the toilet or if the toilet isn’t flushing and backing up and/or bubbling. Any of these issues is a sign to call in a plumber.

Rooter Services

Luckily our expert technicians at Radar Plumbing can work with you to clear the roots in your sewer line, and as a courtesy, we’ll even provide a video pipe inspection to see exactly where the problem is. Radar Plumbing specializes in sewer line repair and replacement. You can rest easy knowing you are dealing with professionals that see and fix sewer and drain issues every day.

Sewer line tree root damage
Bathrub faucet repair service
Bathroom Faucet Repair and Replacement

Leaking Faucet Services

Is the constant drip-drip of a leaky kitchen faucet or leaky bathroom faucet keeping you up at night? Leaking faucets can do a number on your home’s plumbing system – corroding your pipes and potentially wasting hundreds of gallons of water per month.

Your faucets are some of the most commonly used appliances in your home. As a result, it’s no wonder they tend to wear out after a while – particularly the more fragile components like washers and O-rings. Fortunately, leaky faucet repair is easy for the experts at Radar Plumbing. If you need a leaky faucet repaired or faucet replacement call us or click today!

Repair Services

All that dripping water can corrode your sink and drain basins, wear away at your pipes and waste water.

  • Kitchen faucet repair
  • Bathtub faucet repair
  • Shower faucet repair
  • Outdoor faucet repair
  • Laundry tub faucet repair