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One benefit of tankless water heaters is that they never run out of hot water, unlike conventional water heaters. While storage tank water heaters have a limited capacity (usually between 40 and 60 gallons), tankless water heaters heat water as it passes through the system, meaning you'll never run out of hot water. This is especially important when the whole family is in town!


Another benefit is that since there's no stored water, there's no risk of an untimely leak. Flooding from water heaters is one of the most common homeowner insurance claims! And, since you're only heating the water you're using, you'll see significant reductions in your energy bills. Contact our plumbers in Harwich, MA, to learn more about tankless water heaters.

When it gets freezing out, the water that enters your home is much colder. This causes the hot water in your tank to lose a lot more heat when it mixes with the incoming cold water. In addition, you may have a buildup of sediment in your tank that's inhibiting your water heater's performance. Call us today to have the best plumbers in Harwich, MA, to help your water heater work more efficiently.

A well-maintained gas water heater should last you about 8 to 12 years. An electric water heater will last longer, around 10 to 15 years. A tankless water heater will last you even longer than that! 


That said, you should think about having the top plumbers Harwich, MA has to offer to replace your water heater if you notice any of the following signs:


  • Rust-colored water 
  • Lack of hot water
  • Moisture or flooding around the base of your water heater


If you are in a well, the hard water can limit your water heater's lifespan. Water softening or installing a water conditioner will help extend the life of your water heater.

High pressure coming from your water heater can cause your relief valve to leak. There are a couple of reasons for this:


  • Incoming water pressure from the main water line is too high
  • Thermal expansion (water expanding in volume as it is heated) is causing the pressure to build-up


If your water heater's relief valve is leaking, get in touch with the plumbers Harwich, MA residents trust at Dunphy Plumbing & Heating.

Most faucets can be cleaned with a damp, soft cloth. If our plumbers in Harwich, MA, just installed new faucets for you, you may want to find out if the manufacturer has any recommended cleaning solutions for more stubborn stains. Ensure to avoid any abrasive cleaners or pads as these may scratch the surface and finish of your faucet.

If you can repair the faucet and restore the shine on its finish, faucet repair is a perfect option. However, if your faucet is too badly corroded or too old to find replacement parts, faucet replacement may be easier (and possibly cheaper). Get in touch with the plumbers in Harwich, MA, depending on today to find out the best option.

We often take many modern conveniences for granted during our everyday lives until we have to go without them. You don't realize how nice it is to dispose of food waste down the drain until your garbage disposal stops working. One of the common issues we hear about is a garbage disposal that seems to turn on and make a humming noise but won't actually shred up any food. 


There are a couple of reasons this could be the case, but it ultimately depends on your unique situation. Contact our plumbers in Harwich, MA today to learn more about why your garbage disposal may be having issues.

There could be a few reasons why your water bills have started to rise. The first thing to check is if a toilet is leaking. Check the water level in the tank to see if water is overflowing into the overflow pipe. In the event water is running into the overflow pipe, adjust the fill valve to stop the flow approximately one inch below the top of the overflow tube or to the water level mark stamped on the side of the tank. Regular maintenance from the plumbers Harwich, MA residents recommend will ensure proper operation.

You should have expert plumbers in Harwich, MA, perform plumbing maintenance every 18 months to two years or whenever an issue arises with your bathroom's plumbing.

You can avoid having to call plumbers in Harwich, MA, to fix clogged drains in your home by stopping hair, oils, greases, coffee grinds, pasta, or hard vegetable parts, such as broccoli stalks, carrots, or apple cores, from going down the drain. A drain stopper or filter can help stop materials like coffee grinds, pasta, and produce from entering your drain.

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