Hot Water Heater Installation, Repair & Replacement

Efficient Tankless Water Heater

There’s nothing worse than stepping into the shower, expecting hot water and getting an iceberg. No one wants to take an icy cold shower, especially after a long day of work. Even the best water tanks can break which is why we offer hot water tank replacement and installation services. Installation and maintenance of hot water tanks and heaters takes years of training. You should never attempt to fix these heaters yourself. Instead contact Imagine Plumbing & Appliance Ltd. We are your one-stop-shop for any issues you may have with your water heaters and tanks. We provide everything from hot water tank replacement to water heater maintenance.

Hot water tank installation and repair

Should your hot water tank go on the fritz, Imagine Plumbing & Appliance Ltd. has a team of specialists trained to fix, repair and install hot water tanks in any business or home. We can even install hot water tanks in homes that are undergoing renovations because hot water plays an important role in our day-to-day activities. Just because your home is being spruced up doesn’t mean you should go without hot water while upgrades are being done. Moreover, when you use our services, you are covered in the event of a leak or sudden burst in your tank. Our hot water tank technicians are authorized installers of the best tanks in the industry such as Navien®, Noritz® and Rinnai®.

Water heater replacement and maintenance

Water heaters have a shelf life and eventually, they’ll bite the dust. If you need your water heater replaced, we’re up for the task. Our water heater repair service and replacement is done by seasoned professionals who live, eat, sleep and breathe water heaters. Although it may seem like a tedious job to someone who isn’t involved in the industry, our water heater replacement technicians love what they do. We also offer a one-year warranty on all our repairs, installations and products because we take pride in our work.

Water heater repair service in Calgary

We are Calgary-based, but offer water heater repair service in the surrounding communities. Whether you live in Elbow Valley, Heritage Pointe or anywhere else in the Calgary area, we will come to your home or business to fix, install or maintain your hot water tank. From washing our hands to showering, we depend on hot water in our everyday lives and no matter where you live, we’ll make sure you have a working water heater.

When water heaters and tanks break down, it can create an inconvenience. You have places to go, work to do and a family to raise; you don’t have time to wait around for a technician. You’ll notice how professional and timely our service is when you contact us even if it’s not an emergency. We respond to all calls, emails and inquires quickly because like we said, no one wants to take an icy cold shower. Contact us today for more information about our hot water tank and water heater repair services.

6 Warning Signs Of Hard Water In The Home

Are you constantly scrubbing off-white hard water spots from your fixtures? These are the calcium deposits that are left behind from hard water. But your faucets aren’t the only things these minerals stick to… they also bind to soaps and detergents, essentially curdling them. This makes soaps sticky instead of their normal slippery feel, which leaves behind residue in your shower, dishes, hair, skin, and clothing. Since hard water minerals deplete the effectiveness of soap, you might find yourself using more than you need to get your home clean. Using more soap leads to more sticky soap scum — it’s a never-ending cycle!

Hard water can have a negative effect on your hair. If hard water is running through your home, you may notice your hair feels filmy and straw-like. This is because the excess minerals in the water combine with shampoo to form a curd-like substance that sticks to your hair, much like soap scum sticks to the walls of your shower. Your initial reaction may be to wash your hair more frequently to remove the soapy residue from your hair; however, the more often you shampoo your hair in hard water, the less moisture can effectively enter the hair strands. This results in dry, coarse, and frizzy hair. This also dries out your scalp, causing dandruff.

You also may notice your hair has a harder time retaining color. The minerals in hard water deposit on the hair shaft that often causes colored hair to turn a brassy tone. Frequent washing may also make the color to fade quickly as well.

Deposits from hard water can clog up your shower head too, meaning less water pressure to rinse your hair clean.

Showerheads aren’t the only things that can get clogged thanks to hard water.  It can cause major plumbing issues as well.

Scale deposits build up inside your pipes, like plaque inside an artery, constricting the flow of water, eventually leading to backups and that require a call to a plumber. You can find out more here: What Hard Water Plumbing Problems and High Cholesterol Have in Common.

Because washing in hard water will leave soap behind, it causes people’s skin to get dried out and itchy.  Mineral deposits left on the body will suck the moisture right out of your skin.

The skin condition eczema is fairly common, especially among younger children. Studies have shown that bathing in hard water could cause eczema symptoms to worsen and could increase the risk of developing eczema in elementary-school-age children.

As you now know, minerals like calcium and magnesium prevent soaps from functioning in water and laundry detergent is no exception. The same white, chalky substance in your sink and shower gets stuck in your laundry too.

The result is dingy looking clothes that don’t feel completely clean after they come out of your dryer. The sticky residue on your clothes will even attract and hold more dirt as you wear them. Hard water can cause clothes to fade and wear out quickly.

Mineral buildup leaves your bath towels feeling stiff. The hard water literally makes them hard.  Not only that – the residue that collects on your towels will make them less absorbent over time.

This could be the home’s most expensive hard water problem. Those scale deposits can wreak havoc on many appliances in your home, from the dishwasher to the hot water heater. Hard water can wear them down over time. They become less and less effective until eventually, they break down.

A buildup of minerals in your water heater can make it far less efficient. The same goes for other appliances like dishwashers, coffee pots, washing machines, and humidifiers. Many advancements in technology have made “high efficiency” versions of all of these appliances, which can’t function as intended when bogged down by hard water.

Also, the icemaker in your fridge can stop working as scale deposits clog up valves. The American Water Works Association says hard water can cause a washing machine to wear out 30% faster than normal. Find out more from this Water-Right Group post, Why your Appliances Don’t Stand the Test of Time.