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Water Heater Services

 

  • Residential and Commercial
  • Gas and Electric Water heaters
  • Service and installation
  • Tankless Water heaters
  • Earthquake strapping
  • Relocation
  • Drain Pans
  • Maintenance
  • Common water heater problems
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Water Heater Services

 

  • Residential and Commercial
  • Gas and Electric Water heaters
  • Service and installation
  • Tankless Water heaters
  • Earthquake strapping
  • Relocation
  • Drain Pans
  • Maintenance
  • Common water heater problems

Let us solve all of your water heater related problems.

One of the most common problems that we encounter with regard to water heaters is that the pilot doesn’t stay lit. Simply follow the instructions on the front of the water heater for re lighting. If the pilot still won’t light or stay lit, the problem may be more serious. The problem could be the thermocouple.

Thermocouple


 

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  • The thermocouple is a safety device, whose job is to assure that, in the event that the pilot goes out, gas won’t travel to the pilot or the main burner.
  • The thermocouple is positioned so that the flame of the pilot is always hitting it.
  • While the flame is hitting the thermocouple it generates a small electrical charge.
  • This electrical charge tells the control valve that it is safe to send gas to the pilot and to the burner.
  • If the thermocouple fails, the control valve shuts down and your pilot goes out and won’t stay lit. Our highly-trained technicians will quickly diagnose and solve your water heater problem.

Thermocouple


 

  • The thermocouple is a safety device, whose job is to assure that, in the event that the pilot goes out, gas won’t travel to the pilot or the main burner.
  • The thermocouple is positioned so that the flame of the pilot is always hitting it.
  • While the flame is hitting the thermocouple it generates a small electrical charge.
  • This electrical charge tells the control valve that it is safe to send gas to the pilot and to the burner.
  • If the thermocouple fails, the control valve shuts down and your pilot goes out and won’t stay lit. Our highly-trained technicians will quickly diagnose and solve your water heater problem.

Thermostatic Control Valve

Another common water problem is that the thermostatic control valve can wear out.

  • This valve is the brain of the unit. It controls all of the functions of the heaters.
  • The main function is to regulate the temperature of the water.
  • If the water in your house is not hot enough, the problem could be that the temperature is not set to a high enough setting. This is a simple repair. Just turn the dial-up to a hotter setting. If this does not fix the problem, give us a call at (909) 592-8487. The problem could be that the thermostat has gone out on the water heater. If that is the case, the control valve would need to be replaced.

Noisy Water Heaters

People sometimes complain that their water heaters makes rumbling noises. This noise can be loud and sounds ominous. The problem is caused by an excess buildup of sediment in the heater. The sediment builds up and traps water between the layers. When the sediment heats up, the trapped water escapes and makes noise. One call to us and we will solve all of your water heater-related problems.

Warning– Water heaters run on gas and have complex safety systems. Repairs to your equipment are better left to a professional plumber. Don’t take chances with your safety or the safety of your family members.

Upgrades

There are a number of water heater plumbing code requirements:

    • Each unit must be strapped for earthquake safety.
    • These straps have to be installed within the top 18” and the bottom 18” of the unit.
    • Water heaters in the garage are required to be 18” off the ground. This is to keep the burner away from any combustible materials. At JB Plumbing, we install a nice metal platform to bring water heaters up to code.
    • Water Heaters are also required to have a temperature and pressure relief valve. This is another safety device which prevents excess pressure from building up in the heater. In this case, the pipe would need to be run to the outside. At JB Plumbing, we are happy to install the valve or piping to bring the water  heater up to code.

New Equipment

JB Plumbing provides and installs all sizes of gas and electric tank and tankless units. Tank heaters come in sizes from 20 gallons to 100 gallons. Most homes have a 40-or 50-gallon heater.

New heaters are very energy efficient. The brand we prefer is AO Smith Heaters. Our experience with these types of tankless units has been very good.

Tankless heaters do not store water. Instead, they rely on a very hot burner to supply water on-demand. We can retrofit a tankless heater in exchange for your tank-style heater.

These tankless heaters are a nice upgrade for large families or anyone who needs endless hot water.

Call (909) 592-8487 for all of your plumbing solutions.

Don’t Be Cold! Call Us Today For Hot Water Deal Services!

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New Equipment

JB Plumbing provides and installs all sizes of gas and electric tank and tankless units. Tank heaters come in sizes from 20 gallons to 100 gallons. Most homes have a 40-or 50-gallon heater.

New heaters are very energy efficient. The brand we prefer is AO Smith Heaters. Our experience with these types of tankless units has been very good.

Tankless heaters do not store water. Instead, they rely on a very hot burner to supply water on-demand. We can retrofit a tankless heater in exchange for your tank-style heater.

These tankless heaters are a nice upgrade for large families or anyone who needs endless hot water.

Call (909) 592-8487 for all of your plumbing solutions.

Don’t Be Cold! Call Us Today For Hot Water Deal Services!