That is the first question that goes through our head when we see yellow water coming out of the faucet, but you shouldn’t be alarmed for your health. Yellow, brown, or reddish-brown water is caused by a high concentration of iron and manganese; both harmless to the human body. Some of the water color may be iron bacteria from the iron found in your pipes. Another reason for water coloration could be that your water heater tank is rusting from the inside or be a sign that your water heater is about to start leaking.
Even though your health is safe, your clothes and furniture are not. This tinted water may cause hard-to-remove stains on your clothes and furniture. Should this happen, just use a rust remover to get rid of the stain. Chlorine should not be used to remove stains caused by tinted water, as the chemicals in the chlorine, and those from iron and manganese may react adversely.
It is important to note however, that while tinted water is harmless to the human body, it will damage vegetables cooked in it; changing their taste and color. Needless to say, it is better to be safe than sorry. Should you see this happening to your water, call your Dallas plumbers at Metro-Flow Plumbing and we’ll be happy to help you solve this problem.
If you’re in Dallas and facing this problem, please call us at: 214-328- 7371. One of our certified plumbing technicians will be ready to assist you 24/7.
The professionals at Metro-Flow Plumbing in Dallas offer only hot water heating options with performance that has been proven over time. Tankless hot water heaters are becoming more popular in the Dallas area. Also booming in the market are re-circulating motion sensors. Both are optimal economical, environmental-friendly hot water solutions.
Tankless hot water heaters do not unnecessarily heat unused water. This results in the reduction of energy costs. Old hot water heaters store many gallons of pressurized water, which could leak into your home and cause extensive damage. Tankless hot water heaters do not pose this risk. Re-circulating motion sensors start to heat water only when someone walks into the room that contains a hot water source. This restricts energy usage to times when it is a possibility that hot water will be needed.
Call the Dallas plumbing experts at Metro-Flow Plumbing today to assist you with of all your Dallas hot water heater needs and concerns. One of our professional hot water heater technicians will discuss options that will fit your individual needs.
No one wants to start off his or her day with a freezing cold shower. There's no reason anyone should. If your old hot water heater quits working, call Metro-Flow Plumbing for a new Dallas hot water heater that will provide you with fast, hot water for your morning shower.
Let a Metro-Flow hot water heater specialist install a new hot water heater in your home and watch your bills decrease and the speed of your hot water increase. Whether it's your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or shower, you can have hot water instantly without added cost.
Our water heater experts can recommend the best solution to fit your home and your family’s needs. Metro-Flow's hot water heater technicians are trained to perform optimal service, whether it's replacing an existing hot water heater with a similar model or installing one of our energy efficient hot water heaters. Our technicians are here to help you conserve your water, money, time, and put your worries about hot water heater problems at ease.
Located in Dallas, Texas, Metro-Flow Plumbing is always ready to help you with your Dallas hot water heater needs.
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The federal government’s new Energy Factor requirements for water heaters will take effect on April 16, 2015.
The good news for homeowners is that these new products will be:
Installing one the first time, or relocating appliances like this one may require professional assistance. Get expert guidance from one of our Metro-Flow representatives by filling out our Contact Form or calling us at: 214-328-7371.
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As a result of the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA), the U.S. Department of Energy is mandating new efficiency standards for water heaters, effective April 16, 2015. That means that manufacturers can no longer produce units that do not meet the new standards. Contractors, however, can still buy and install existing products after this date, and consumers can still use the appliances they have but should start thinking about how these new regulations will impact their next water heater purchase and installation.
The Energy Factor
The new mandates will require higher energy factor (EF) ratings on virtually all gas, electric, oil, and tankless water heaters. The EF indicates overall efficiency by measuring how much of the energy delivered to the water heater from your power source is actually used to heat your water. The higher the EF, the more efficiently the water heater converts your power into hot water while reducing losses … and the more money you save on overall energy costs.
0.75 EF = 75% of Energy Used is Converted to Hot Water
For example, if a water heater has a 0.75 EF, that means 75 percent of the energy used is converted to hot water.
The changes to the EF requirements certainly will increase efficiency; saving energy, increasing performance over the life of the water heater, and lowering your operating costs.
At the same time, the new water heaters will have a more sophisticated design. How does that impact you? The new design – which may integrate blowers, fans, condensers, and other components – makes a professional contractor the best choice for a safe and proper product selection and installation. In some cases, the new water heater may have to be re-located to fit properly, operate safely, or mitigate noise. In rare cases, the performance of the new water heater in terms of hot water deliverability will be less than the model that was replaced. You may need to consider a different size or alternative solution to meet your family’s hot water needs.
Now more than ever, it’s best to turn to a professional contractor to get the best advice on selecting your next water heater as well as to install it for maximum performance, efficiency, and safety. For information on how to hire a professional contractor, please call us at: 214-328-7371.