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    What is a Tankless Water Heater?

    Last updated 5 days ago

    A reliable source of hot water is something every Sacramento homeowner wants in his or her home. If your own water heater has been on the fritz lately and you are looking to replace it, check out this video clip for information that could help you decide between a tankless water heater and a traditional tank heater.

    In it, an HVAC and plumbing expert provides an overview of how tankless water heaters work. Since they do not turn on or consumer energy except for when a hot water tap, dishwasher, or washing machine signals a need for hot water, tankless water heaters provide on-demand delivery. This is both convenient and energy-efficient. To learn more about the benefits of using a tankless water heater or arrange to have a trained and experienced plumber install a new water heater in your Sacramento home, call Rapid Rooter at (916) 248-8783.

    Detecting a Hidden Plumbing Leak

    Last updated 16 days ago

    When your bathroom is experiencing a hidden plumbing leak, your home could experience serious damage before you are even aware of the issue. Plumbing leaks can sometimes be difficult to notice until they have transformed into serious plumbing emergencies. To keep your home and plumbing in great condition, it is important to be on the lookout for the signs and symptoms of a hidden plumbing leak. Here are some situations that could indicate a hidden leak in your plumbing.

    Mold and Mildew

    While mold and mildew naturally form in the bathroom area, excessive grimy buildup could indicate that your plumbing has sprung a hidden leak. When a leak is present in a plumbing system, the area around the leak will remain continually moist. This creates the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. If you are having trouble removing mold from your bathroom, you may have a hidden leak.

    Paint Damage

    The paint on your bathroom walls is highly susceptible to damage from excessive water or moisture. If you have noticed that the paint on your walls is blistering or peeling, this could be an indication that your plumbing is leaking somewhere behind the surface. You may also notice unsightly stains on your walls, floors, or ceiling.

    Floor Damage

    Your floor can also become damaged by a hidden water leak. When your plumbing is leaking, water can cause your floor to crack or buckle. If you have a tile floor, you may notice that some of the tiles are loose or broken. Woods floors may buckle or become unstable.

    For help diagnosing and repairing your hidden plumbing leak, contact Rapid Rooter of Sacramento. Our master plumbers can provide you with a full range of services, including leak repairs, drain clearing, and more. Call our Sacramento location at (916) 248-8783 to schedule a plumbing service appointment for your home today.

    Understanding High Pressure Water Jetting

    Last updated 28 days ago

    High pressure water jetting is an innovative technique that can be used to clear your clogged sewer line. Traditionally, plumbers have used a mechanical device called a snake to clear sewer clogs. Sometimes, a snake is not powerful enough to completely clear the blockage. With high pressure water jetting, pressurized water is sent through the sewer line. This water is powerful enough to clear out any blockages in its path. High pressure water jetting is also a terrific option for drains that have been blocked by excessive grease or oils.

    If you are experiencing a sewer line back up, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Rapid Rooter. Our friendly and knowledgeable professional plumbers will use the best and most innovative techniques to solve your plumbing emergency. Call our Sacramento location at (916) 248-8783 to schedule a plumbing repair appointment for your home today. 

    Determining When It's Time for a New Water Heater

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Your water heater provides your home with hot water on demand. From taking showers to doing the dishes, chances are that you use hot water throughout your day. When your water heater falls out of good repair, you and your family will be greatly inconvenienced. To ensure that you will not be caught without hot water, it is important to replace your water heater when it begins to show signs of serious trouble. Here are some signs that you are ready for a new hot water heater.

    Dirty Water

    If your hot water contains rust, dirt, or other sediment, this could indicate that your water heater is going bad. When a water heater is about to break, the water in its tank can become contaminated. At the first sign of dirty water from your hot water faucet, you should call a plumbing professional immediately.

    Leaking Tank

    A leaking tank is a sure sign that your water heater is ready for replacement. If your water heater tank is leaking, you may notice pools of water on the floor beneath the unit. A water leak can also be caused by a mechanical failure in the hot water heater.

    Strange Noises

    When your hot water heater is about to break down, you may hear strange noises coming from the unit. Clanging, bangs, or pops are all indicators that your hot water heater is experiencing serious troubles. Your plumbing professional can determine the source of your water heater noises.

    If your hot water heater is having troubles, do not hesitate to contact Rapid Rooter. Our company serves the Sacramento area with a complete range of plumbing services, including sewer repairs, water heater repairs, and drain cleaning. To set up a service appointment for your Sacramento home, give our highly rated plumbing company a call at (916) 248-8783.

    A Look at Two Different Types of Water Heaters

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If the water heater in your home is in need of replacement, you will have two types of heaters to choose from. Traditional tank water heaters store hot water in an insulated tank. By contrast, tankless water heaters use heat transfer to create hot water on demand. To explore the differences between these two types of water heaters, check out this video from Howcast.

    At Rapid Rooter, our skilled plumbers can help you choose the right new water heater for the needs of your home. Along with our water heater installation and repair services, we also offer sewer repairs, drain clearing, and more. To learn more about how we can help install a quality water heater in your Sacramento home, call us at (916) 248-8783. 


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