CRUZ AND COMPANIES WATER HEATER SERVICES

RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA

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    Water Heater Repair And Replacement

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    Are you tired of taking cold showers or waiting forever for hot water? 

    Don’t worry! Water heater repair and replacement can solve your problem and bring warmth back. 

    A water heater is a special appliance that heats the water you use for bathing, washing dishes, and other household tasks. 

    Sometimes, water heaters can stop working or malfunction, causing inconvenience and discomfort. That’s where repair experts come to the rescue! 

    They are skilled professionals who know how to fix all water heater issues. 

    Whether it’s a small leak, a faulty thermostat, or a broken heating element, they have the knowledge and tools to make your water heater work like new again. 

    However, there are times when a repair is impossible, especially if the water heater is old or severely damaged. 

    In such cases, the experts may recommend a replacement. They will guide you in choosing a new water heater that suits your needs and budget. 

    With a new water heater, you’ll enjoy hot showers and a reliable supply of warm water throughout your home. So, don’t let a faulty water heater dampen your spirits. 

    Call the professionals; they will ensure a comfortable and cozy experience every time you turn on the tap!

    Residential and Commercial Hot Water Heaters

    Did you know that water heaters are important for homes and businesses? 

    A water heater is essential, Whether at home or in a commercial place like a restaurant or office. 

    We use hot water for taking showers, washing dishes, and doing laundry. 

    Similarly, hot water is needed in businesses for cooking, cleaning, and ensuring everyone is comfortable. 

    Residential water heaters are made for families or small groups of people. 

    They come in different sizes and types, like tankless heaters that heat water instantly or tank-based heaters that store hot water for immediate use. 

    Commercial water heaters are bigger and more robust to meet the needs of many people. 

    They can hold more water and heat it quickly, so there’s always enough hot water available. 

    A residential or commercial water heater must be installed correctly and maintained regularly. 

    If you notice problems, like water not getting hot enough or leaks, it’s best to call professionals to repair or replace the heater. 

    Having a reliable hot water heater is not just a luxury; it makes life comfortable and helps businesses run smoothly.

    Re-Circulation Pumps And Timers Available

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    Re-circulation pumps and timers are here to solve your problem. 

    These amazing devices are designed to bring hot water to your desired location quickly and efficiently. How do they work? It’s quite simple! 

    The re-circulation pump is installed near your water heater, and it continuously circulates the hot water through your plumbing system, so it’s always ready for use. 

    No more wasting precious minutes waiting for the water to heat up! But that’s not all – the timers available with these pumps allow you to control when the pump operates. 

    You can set it to turn on during the times you need hot water the most, like mornings and evenings, and turn it off when you don’t need it, such as during the day or when you’re away. 

    This way, you save time, energy, and money by reducing unnecessary heating and water wastage. 

    Re-circulation pumps and timers are a convenient and smart addition to any home, ensuring you have hot water at your fingertips whenever needed. 

    Say goodbye to cold showers and hello to instant comfort!

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    Common Water Heater Problems

    Water Heater Leak Repair

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    Water heater leak repair is essential to prevent further damage and keep your home safe. The first step is to turn off the power supply or gas to the heater and shut off the water supply. 

    This will help prevent any accidents or more water from leaking. Next, it’s important to locate the source of the leak. 

    Leaks can occur from various places like the pressure relief valve, drain valve, or tank crack. 

    Once you’ve identified the source, you may need to replace the faulty valve or seal the crack. 

    However, it’s crucial to remember that water heater repairs can be tricky and potentially dangerous if not done correctly. 

    It’s best to seek help from a qualified plumber or technician with experience handling water heater issues.

     They will have the necessary tools and knowledge to fix the leak safely. 

    Remember, it’s always better to address the problem promptly to avoid further damage and ensure that your water heater operates efficiently, providing you with hot water whenever you need it.

    Water Heater Replacement

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    Sometimes, when a water heater is old or beyond repair, it’s time to consider a water heater replacement. 

    Replacing a water heater involves installing a brand new unit that will provide you with reliable and efficient hot water. 

    Before making a decision, it’s important to consider a few factors like the size of the new water heater, the fuel type (electric or gas), and the energy efficiency rating. 

    It’s also a good idea to consult with a professional plumber who can guide you in selecting the right water heater for your home. 

    Once you’ve chosen a suitable replacement, the old water heater will be disconnected, drained, and carefully removed from your home. 

    The new water heater will then be installed, connected to the necessary pipes and fittings, and properly secured. 

    It’s crucial to ensure that the installation is done correctly to prevent leaks and ensure optimal performance. 

    Remember, water heater replacement is not a DIY project and should be carried out by a trained professional. 

    With a new water heater in place, you can enjoy reliable and efficient hot water for all your needs. 

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    Basic Installation Inclusions

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    When installing something new in your home, it’s important to understand what’s included in the installation process. 

    Let’s talk about the primary installation inclusions in simpler terms. 

    First, the basic installation covers the work needed to install the item. 

    This means that experts will come to your home and use their tools to set everything up correctly. 

    Depending on what it is, they will connect the item to the correct electrical or plumbing connections. 

    For example, if it’s a new dishwasher or washing machine, they’ll connect it to the water and drainage systems. 

    They’ll wire it to the electricity if it’s a light fixture. Sometimes, installation may also include securely mounting or attaching the item to a wall or surface. 

    It’s important to know that the specific inclusions can vary depending on what you’re installing and the people doing the work. 

    t’s a good idea to talk to the installer beforehand to ensure you understand what they’ll do. 

    Overall, basic installation inclusions provide your new item is set up properly and ready to use, so you don’t have to worry about it.

    Water Heater Earthquake Safety

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    Did you know that earthquakes can be dangerous for water heaters? 

    Keeping your water heater safe during an earthquake is important to protect your home and everyone inside. 

    When the ground shakes, the water heater can tip over or disconnect, causing leaks, gas leaks, or even fires. 

    But don’t worry; there are things you can do to prevent this! One important step is to secure your water heater properly. 

    You can use strong metal straps or brackets to anchor it to the wall studs so it stays in place even if there’s shaking. Having flexible connectors for the water and gas lines is also a good idea. 

    These connectors allow some movement without causing any damage.

    Another important thing is a shut-off valve for the gas supply to the water heater. 

    This valve can automatically turn off the gas during an earthquake, which helps prevent gas leaks. 

    If you need help securing your water heater or need help, it’s best to ask a professional plumber or technician. 

    They can show you the right way to keep your water heater safe. 

    By taking these precautions, you can feel confident that your water heater is ready to handle earthquakes and keep your home and family safe.

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    Water heaters & Purifications

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    A water heater is a device that heats water for various purposes, such as bathing, cleaning, and space heating. It ensures a continuous supply of hot water whenever needed.

    There are several types of water heaters, including storage tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, heat pump water heaters, solar water heaters, and condensing water heaters. 

    Each type operates differently and has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

    A storage tank water heater consists of a large tank that stores and heats a specific amount of water. 

    The tank is insulated to retain the heat, and a heating element or a burner heats the water inside. Hot water is then distributed through pipes when a tap is turned on.

    A tankless water heater, also known as an on-demand water heater, heats water directly as it passes through the unit without the need for a storage tank. 

    It provides hot water instantly and only heats water when it is required, resulting in energy savings.

    Tankless water heaters offer several advantages, such as energy efficiency, endless hot water supply, space-saving design, longer lifespan compared to traditional water heaters, and reduced risk of water damage due to tank leaks.

    The size of a water heater depends on factors like the number of people in your household, peak hot water demand, and the usage pattern. 

    Generally, a rough estimate is 10-15 gallons of water per person. Consulting a professional plumber can help determine the appropriate size for your needs.

    To enhance energy efficiency, you can insulate the water heater tank and pipes, set the temperature to an appropriate level (usually around 120°F or 49°C), consider a tankless or heat pump water heater, and perform regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance.

    The lifespan of a water heater can vary depending on factors such as the type of water heater, quality of installation, water quality, and maintenance. 

    On average, traditional storage tank water heaters last about 10-15 years, while tankless water heaters can last 20 years or more.

    Yes, it is essential to take safety precautions with water heaters. Some key measures include setting the temperature to avoid scalding, installing temperature and pressure relief valves, ensuring proper ventilation for gas-powered water heaters, and regularly checking for gas leaks or any signs of damage.

     It may be time to replace your water heater if you experience frequent leaks, rust-colored water, reduced hot water supply, unusual noises, or if your water heater is over 10-15 years old. 

    Consulting a professional plumber can help assess the condition and recommend a replacement if necessary.

    WHAT THEY SAY

    Customers Reviews

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    Marlo Personal EmailMarlo Personal Email
    22:24 02 Jan 23
    Eric was great. He performed a total repipe on my 4 bed 2 bathroom home. He also put in a new faucet in the bathroom and kitchen.My wife and I are completely satisfied with his service and we would recommend him to any and everone.We also will be going into contract with him again soon on another project. If you are trying to decide between Cruz & Companies and a different company. STOP RIGHT NOW. LET ME HELP YOU OUT. Pick Cruz. Eric is the man.....
    Jesse FranklinJesse Franklin
    15:33 14 Dec 22
    Really really impressed with Eric's service. My tankless water heater went out, and he was able to get me a new one installed, with all new pipes and layout within 24 hours. I would absolutely recommend to anyone in Richmond that is having any plumbing issues.
    Sachidananda DashSachidananda Dash
    16:51 24 Nov 22
    We had to relocate our washer and dryer to the garage. Eric did a fantastic job installing the required plumbing. He did a clean job and addressed all of our concerns.
    Megan MartinezMegan Martinez
    18:32 21 Nov 22
    We called Eric during an emergency. A Sunday evening and our sewer backed up so bad that the water was gushing out of the toilet hole in the floor. Literally gushing to where my bathroom had 2 inches off sewer water in it. Ran into the hallway and under the bathroom floor to the sub floor. Eric took our call, came over and did an inspection. Let us know what was going on and what he needed to get to fix it. He came back this morning and went down into the crawl space to access the sewer line. He found the clog and quickly cleared it out. He found a leak coming from our other bathroom tub and recommended repairing it as well as the area of piping where the clog took place as it will likely keep clogging. Eric won’t haggle you for money or offer you anything that isn’t needed. I 100% recommend Eric and this company. They know their stuff and you won’t break the bank either.
    Alex ChuAlex Chu
    23:59 30 Sep 22
    Eric installed a water softener for us.The work was of high quality, and the new plumbing looks beautiful. System works well.Eric is very knowledgeable, and was able to answer a lot of my questions about the new system, and helped recommend several improvements to our home plumbing.
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