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Advanced Plumbing and Rooter Service

231 Market Place, Suite 540
San Ramon, CA 94583

Phone: 925-383-6100

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We’ve all had that interaction before – the “is that normal?” exchange between you and someone else in the room, when you go to wash your dish in the kitchen sink, and it sounds like your water pipes have gotten punched in the stomach and are hitting an octane higher. Is that normal?  It’s a good question and depends on what is causing the sound.  To decide whether it’s a quick fix that you can take care of with that dusty toolbox in the garage or if you need to call professional, let’s go through the different scenarios.

Some water heaters will alert you if the reset button is tripped—a buzzer or beeper may go off when it happens. With some models, you will realize the switch has been tripped the next time you take a shower when you only have cold water available.There are many reasons why your water heater trips the reset button. The primary reason is that the tank is overheating. The water overheating can cause serious problems including increased pressure inside the tank, scalding temperatures for water at the tap, and damage to the anode rod. Here we get to the bottom of specific reasons that the reset button may become tripped.

Under most circumstances, your household plumbing and pipes work seamlessly. You may not notice your home’s plumbing until something goes wrong. More significant nuisances can be a leaking or burst pipe. However, the annoying nature of noisy pipes cannot be underestimated. Pipes that make noises even when not in use can keep you awake at night and disrupt your daily life. Learn more about the top three reasons you may be hearing noisy home pipes.

A comforting hot shower or bath is a daily necessity for most of us, so we all want to avoid a malfunctioning and unreliable hot water system. It’s essential to take care of your water heater to ensure that you will continue to have hot water now and in the future.A common problem with water heater tanks is a faulty or failing pressure relief valve, which can occur in both electric and gas tank-style water heaters. The pressure relief valve on your water heater will look like a small pipe extending away from the tank, normally aimed downward. As the name suggests, it helps to relieve the pressure that can build up in the water heater unit from the hot interior temperature. Here are some of the most common signs that can indicate your water heater pressure relief valve has gone bad.