Recent Review: Fast Water Heater Company could not install the water heater due to corrosion with the galvanized water pipes. We needed to re-pipe the house with another plumber who then installed a tank less water heater.
Recent Review: called company; phone person very knowledgeable. explained leaking water heater. techs came fast, just as their name implies. lots of explanation, given option to replace tank or use tankless system. decided to go with tankless system. they came when they said they would, answered all questions. appreciated service
Business Description: We provide a unique 4-point water heater maintenance service that restores the tank to a clean operating condition and protects it from rust and corrosion to prevent early tank failure. 1) We use the Muck VacTM to clean out the calcium carbonate that precipitates out from heating hard water and can accumulate 10 to 25 pounds of sediment in the bottom of the tank. This thick layer of sediment causes inefficiency in heating, wastes 8-12% gas energy, annoying popping noise and excess heating which stresses the bottom metal and weld joints that don’t have the porcelain coating and accelerates corrosion. 2) We install the latest after market flushing device which consists of an extra long curved dip tube to create a swirling motion to lift and drive sediment out the drain valve which is replaced with a full port brass ball valve with a penny size opening to maximize the flushing action. This maintenance flush should be performed every 6 months to keep sediment from accumulating. The factory installed dip tube only reaches 2/3 down the tank so when cold water enters it mixes with the hot water at that level and reduces the hot water storage capacity of the tank. Also from 1993 – 1997 many tanks got bad plastic dip tubes that disintegrated in hot water. When the dip tube breaks off cold water enters the top and mixes with the hot water resulting in very short hot showers. The flush device we install not only corrects this problem but increases your hot water storage capacity by reaching all the way to the bottom of the tank and provides the most effective way to flush out returning sediment to keep the snap crackle & pop noise from returning. 3) The most important part of our service is replacing the anode rod which is the key to water heater longevity. This solid magnesium bar is what corrodes away to protect the tank metal from rusting. The anode rod should be replaced every 5 years to maintain rust protection. If you have a water softener the anode can be consumed in half the time of 2½ to 3 years so a second anode is needed for $55 more to provide double corrosion protection. A low clearance ceiling with a second floor above does not allow a solid anode rod to be installed and a flexible anode is needed costing $75. New 5 year warranty tanks come with one anode and 10-year warranty tanks have 2 anodes. The secret to water heater longevity is replacing the anode every 5 years so the tank is never left unprotected from the forces of galvanic corrosion causing it to rust and leak. So don't spare the rod and spoil the tank. It’s best to spoil the rod and spare the tank. We also offer a lifetime powered anode with a low voltage transformer that plugs into a wall socket for $270 + tax replacing the anode rods. The powered anode pays for itself in about 5 years by avoiding the need for the service call in 5 years to replace anodes. If 2 flexible anodes are needed the cost of just anode replacement would be $262. 4) The last part of our 4-point service is installing new corrosion proof dielectric plastic lined pipe nipples and new rubber washers on the flexible copper connectors. When we’re done it’s like installing a brand new self-cleaning water heater for 1/4 of the cost of replacing your tank. We install about $100 of new parts with our service and it takes about 2 hours to perform. The total 4-point service cost is $340/tank plus $9 tax, which comes to $349 per tank (add extra $50 for a 75gal. tank). I offer a multiple tank discount of $20 and a senior’s discount of $20. Our service also comes with a 5-year money back guaranty if the tank were to leak. In 5 years the tank will again need service for anode rod replacement which is $50 for each anode rod and $80 for the service call plus tax. Each additional service is backed by our 5-year money back guaranty as long as you own the tank. This warranty is also transferable to a new owner if they continue to perform the maintenance flush every 6 months and call me when it’s time for a new anode rod. You can keep your water heater operating for over 50 years if you just take care of it with regular flushing to keep it clean and replace the anode rod ever 5 years to protect it from corrosion.
Recent Review: Start to finish 15 min. including reading instructions. Tip: when draining tank, take lower nut off then place bowl under bottom of tank. then raise old guts (fill), let tank water empty. Quicker than sponge - a lot less messy.
Business Description: Alpha Omega is a full service plumbing company in San Jose that specializes in water heater, new construction and remodeling projects. Fast Friendly Service since 1999. Call Us Today.
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They fixed the leaky toilet, but didn't have the parts to fix the pop up assembly in the sink. He said they would call back about the part, but I never heard from them.
- Carla D....
Called Sunday evening with the request due to the old water heater failing and needed the work to be completed the next day Monday, which by the way was a holiday. Josh showed up at the appointed time and did a great job. Thanks
- Boris S....
It was awesome! Guys came out quickly and got everything picked up. They were professional and efficient.
- Anzelika C....
AMike Williams Plumbing
When I first called his company, I told the person who answered the phone that I wanted someone experienced in working with these types of toilets. Mike called back and assured me that he did. He could have come within 2-3 days of the phone call, but I asked for a later date more convenient for me. Mike was to come by 9 or 10. He called at 9 to report his truck had broken down. He was clearly upset he would not be able to keep the appointment time. I was flexible that day, and he came around 12:30 when his truck was fixed. Mike took the tank out, saw that it was rusting out, and recommended replacement. His charge is $150 minimum, which covers the first hour. He worked quite efficiently, and the time spent in my house was less than an hour, but with the travel to purchase the replacement, it was at least 1-1/2 hrs. He charged me only an hour for labor though.
- Katherine L....
ARhino's Hauling & Demolition
Excellent service from a friendly, helpful company representative. We will definitely be using again.
- Hyla L....
AJunk King Peninsula
They were timley, and removed all items within an hour. They gave me estimates on removing more items which were competitive with other bids. Overall I'd hire them again and recommend the service.
- Kevin G....
AJunk King East Bay
Everything went fine. They arrived in a timely manner, were courteous and efficiently hauled away all the debris that I had piled up in the garage.
- Doris C....
ARhino's Hauling & Demolition
It was good. They did the work to my satisfaction by hauling away some junk and some other work.
- Edith D....
He showed up and the agreed upon time. He took very little time to go ahead and load up all the jink that I had, some of which was quite heavy. He took it away and the whole transaction was completed in a very short time. There are other junk haulers but they are all in the same general ballpark on price.
- Robert M....
ARhino's Hauling & Demolition
Excellent. The workmen showed up on time. They then proceeded to remove what was to be hauled away.