Signs You Need A New Water Heater

Signs You Need A New Water Heater

Replacing a water heater can be a daunting task, but that’s why we’re here to help provide you with easy and convenient service from start to finish. Why buy, when you can rent! If you’re suspicious of your water heater becoming run down, here’s a list of signs that its time for a replacement.

There’s A Leak 

If you notice a leak underneath or by your water heater it may be time to replace it. Be sure to quickly inspect where the water source is coming from to rule out any loose pipes or fittings. If you’re unsure of the leak source and severity, be sure to contact us to help assist you with further inspection and water heater replacement.

Your Water Comes Out Rusty

If the water in your home comes out rusty or metallic when you turn on your taps, your water heater might need replacing. Be sure to test this to ensure it’s not your pipes by very carefully (caution: hot water!) draining three buckets of water from the tank. If by the third bucket, the water is still rusty or metallic, it is a sign that your water heater is rotting from the inside. If you need replacing or assistance assessing the rust source, contact us right away.

Your Unit Makes A Lot of Sound 

If your water heater is not serviced regularly, it can begin collecting a buildup of sediment in the tank. Once there is a solid buildup, it can create a rumbling sound as your water heater is trying to work. This buildup can also cause leaks over time, deteriorating your water heater faster than expected. If you’re experiencing this, be sure to book a maintenance appointment with us so that we can assess the severity of the situation.

It’s 10 Years or Older 

A water heater’s lifetime is around ten years depending on how often you get it serviced and the type of care it has received. If your water heater is approaching or past its ten-year mark, we suggest exploring new options. Rather than buy, consider renting and save yourself some hassle – did we mention we offer free maintenance? 

Unsure about how old your water heater is? Be sure to check the install label’s date or check the serial number. 

Contact Us

No matter your water heater needs, Reliance Heath Water Heater Rentals is here to help. Along with having the relief of renting your unit, rather than outright buying it, we provide you with free-of-charge maintenance and service. For more information, be sure to contact us today.

The Benefits of a Bradford White Water Heater

The Benefits of a Bradford White Water Heater

We offer only rent the best water heaters on the market to ensure the best user experience. Our range of Bradford White water heaters allows you to select the option that will best suit your needs whether you’re in need of a residential or commercial system.


Water Heaters

At Reliance, we offer both electric and gas Bradford White water heaters to provide you with an option that best suits your needs. Each system type runs differently from one another to provide you with hot water in your home. 

Gas water heaters work by having cold water flow into the tank, which is then heated by a gas burner. This form brings extremely hot gas into the middle of the chimney in the tank. Once the chimney is hot, the gas will then flow out and will slowly heat the water. As the hot water rises in the tank, it begins to flow through the pipes of your home. 

Electric water heaters essentially work the same as a gas water heater with the water being heated, rising to the top of the tank and then flowing through the pipes of your home. The only major difference between the two is that the water is heated using electric elements, thus the heater must be plugged into a power supply.


Why We Use Bradford White

We believe that Bradford White is the best water heater for our customers, as they’re one of the most technologically advanced lines of water heaters in the world. With Bradford White as our supplier, we’re able to offer both gas and electric water heaters for commercial and residential use. Some benefits to our water heaters are: 

  • Uses the highest British thermal unit for more hot water and quicker recovery.
  • Requires zero clearance, which means the heater can be installed in tight spots.
  • Features The Hydrojet Total Performance System, which is a high efficiency, high deliverability, and highly effective self-cleaning system.
  • Features a proven burner design that provides many years of trouble-free operation.
  • Efficient and clean combustion on all models and sizes.
  • Features Vitraglass, the world’s best glass tank lining.
  • Resettable thermal switch.
  • Uses a brass drain tap in place of a plastic drain tap.
  • CombiCor gas-fired Bradford White heaters are used for both residential water and space heating.
  • Can be installed on a combustible floor.
  • Uses the finest materials and parts from around the world to ensure the most reliable and efficient water heaters. 
  • New and improved energy efficiency and long-lasting units. 
  • Built for safe operations to help protect you and your family. 

All of the benefits truly make a difference for your home and allow you to have comfort knowing you’re using the best. We offer a range of Bradford White water heaters rentals to provide you with a selection that will best meet your needs. Whether you’re a company, a family or single, we’ve got you covered to ensure your water is always heated.

Contact Us

No matter your water heater or softener needs, Reliance Heath Water Heater Rentals is here to help. Along with having the relief of renting your unit, rather than outright buying it, we provide you with free-of-charge maintenance and service. For more information, be sure to contact us today and take advantage of any offers we may have.

Our Water Softener Promo is NOT a Drill!

Our Water Softener Promo is NOT a Drill!

In case you haven’t heard, our North Star Water Softeners are on special right now and this is something you don’t want to miss. As Michael Scott would say “it’s happening, everyone stay calm. This is NOT a drill!” 


Water Softener Promo

For a limited time, when you get a water softener with us, you will receive no-charge installation and your first three months rent-free. If renting or purchasing a water softener was something you were considering, now it is your time with no commitment to purchasing the unit. This deal is rare and doesn’t come around often, so be sure to take advantage while it is here. 

Pro Tip: Re-read the last paragraph. This is a deal you should take seriously before it’s gone.


Why A Water Softener?

At Reliance Heath, we use North Star Water Softeners as they’re the best systems in our professional opinion. These water softeners have the following features:

  1. Water Meter – The turbine water meter accurately measures the amount of water being softened down to exactly 0.2 gallons per minute.


  2. Look Ahead Technology – The patented programming monitors your water usage and determines when a regeneration of the softener is needed. The system learns your water use patterns and gets more efficient as it learns by calculating the precise amount of salt and water needed to regenerate only the portion of the resin beads that have been used. This saves you salt, water, and efficiencies!


  3. Super Cap Time Keeper – In the event of a loss of power, North Star Softeners maintain accurate time for up to 72 hours without batteries. For longer power outages, only the current time needs to be re-entered.


  4. Envionseal Circuitry Protection – North Star Water Softeners are securely sealed to protect from salt corrosion and high humidity so the softener lasts longer.


  5. No Worry Setting – No vacation setting is required. If you are not using water it does not regenerate. Thus, saving salt and water.


  6. Heavy-Duty Valve – Our softeners have fewer moving parts than other softener valves, making North Star Water Softeners more reliable.


  7. High Capacity Resin – North Star Water Softeners use a special long-life resin for the most efficient use of salt and water.


  8. Resin Bed Agitator – North Star Water Softeners use water pressure to constantly agitate the resin bed. This keeps the bed free of iron, dirt, and other solids so the softener runs at peak efficiency and capacity.


  9. Saving You Money – We save you money on salt and water usage, as North Star uses half the water and salts as its competitors. The North Star Softener uses approximately 3 lbs of salt to regenerate. To compare, the competitors use approximately 10 lbs of salt. North Star uses 30 gallons of water to regenerate; the competitors use 60 gallons of water.

    This is how we save you money and provide the most environmentally friendly softener solution. 


Why Rent?

Water softeners may not be a necessity for everyone, but they can do good for you and your home thanks to their benefits. On average it can cost anywhere from $400 to $4000 for a water softener depending on the size required. Once you have the water softener, it costs an average of $400+ to have it installed in your home. When you run into any issues and need maintenance checks, those are extra expenses you have to pay for out of pocket.

At Reliance, we rent out all of our water softeners which overall is the most cost-effective solution. We rent out our units annually, we have no additional service costs and we offer free routine maintenance. 


Contact Us

If you’re looking to take advantage of this deal, looking for a service or even a water heater, be sure to contact us today!

How To Keep Your Water Softener Running Smoothly

How To Keep Your Water Softener Running Smoothly

Water softeners help make the water in your home run smoothly while providing you with the softest clothes, skin and hair. To keep your water softener running its best, be sure to follow these maintenance tips or call the professional for a service. 

Owning a water softener does add extra worry to your list, but provides results that are worth the maintenance. Luckily, our North Star water softeners make maintenance easy with their focus on innovation. They offer many advancements to help keep your water softener running at peak performance with little work involved. If for any reason you’re in need of help to keep your water softener running its best, contact us today! 

Here are some tips to prolong your water softener’s life. 

Check The Salt Level

Be sure to check the salt level in your brine tank to ensure it is topped up. The salt should be added or topped up every two months to ensure the best results. To check or add salt, open the brine tank lid and ensure the salt is covered with water and wet. If the salt is dry or the water levels are low, it is definitely time to top it up. This will help prevent a chalky residue on your appliance and fixtures and will help to keep your skin feeling soft. 

Pro Tip: When topping up your water softener, never add more than one bag at a time as it can become overfilled which causes salt bridges. 

If you’re in need of water softener salt, be sure to check your local store for a quality softener such as evaporated salt pellets. Be sure to avoid salt blocks, unless otherwise instructed by a technician or manufacturer. Keep in mind that the more expensive the salt the better the product and results. 

Clean The Brine Tank 

Yes, unfortunately like everything else, the brine tank should be cleaned to help avoid any bacteria or mould build-up. We recommended cleaning the tank every few months when the salt levels are running low. To clean the tank, follow the steps below:


    1. Set your water softener onto bypass mode. 
    2. Unplug the water softener to avoid any injuries and disconnect the brine tank 
    3. Scoop out the remaining salt rocks. If you see sludge (hardened salt) at the bottom of the tank, gently use a broomstick to set it free. 
    4. Dump the salt into gravel. 
    5. Clean the brine tank by scrubbing it with cold water, dish soap, and a brush. 
    6. Once clean, rinse the tank with water, reattach it, fill with salt, plug it in and let the salt regenerate overnight. 

Be Cautious Of Salt Bridges  

A salt bridge is a layer of hardened salt between the salt rocks and the water and will cause the water softener not to function to its full potential. If you see this, try to remove it or call a professional for help. Salt bridges can be avoided by using high-quality salt rocks.  

Contact Us 

Taking care of all of your home’s moving pieces can be a big task, but to keep everything running properly it is important to have it serviced. Use these tips to keep it clean before calling in the professionals, but if you’re ever in need of help or have questions contact us immediately. We are here to help! If you’re looking to get a water softener, rent a North Star water softener from us today.

Checking for Hard Water in Your Home

Checking for Hard Water in Your Home

Learn how to check for hard water in your home using different methods and explore the greatness that water softener has to offer. 

Hard water is as painful as it sounds…not only is it hard on your skin, hair, and clothing, but it’s also hard on your home. Over time, hard water can result in deposits of calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate and magnesium hydroxide building up inside your home’s pipes and boilers. This build-up ultimately results in slower water flow and reduced heating efficiency. 

Before going out and getting a water softener, I’m sure you’re wondering: How bad is the hard water in my home? Is it worth adding another expense? 

Here are three efficient and cost-friendly ways to check the hard water in your home. 

Check The City’s Website

First things first, be sure to check your city’s website to better understand the quality and health of the water. A new report is released each year to provide you with an update on the drinking quality, hard water number, and where the water comes from. The information in Regina’s Water Quality Report, is regulated and reported to the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency. 

In-Home Water Test 

After checking the water quality report, try this simple at-home water test. Take a clear, clean bottle and fill one-third of it with tap water. Then, add a few drops of pure liquid dish soap to the bottle, and shake.

Once you have shaken the bottle, check the reaction. If your bottle is cloudy with a thin layer of bubble, you have hard water. If the bottle is still filled one-third of the way with water and had two-thirds of soap, you have soft water. 

Testing Kit 

If you’re looking for another testing method, give a testing kit a try! Most hard water testing kits are relatively inexpensive and easy to use. You can find one at your local store, or online and they should range in price from $12 – $24. 

Most kits have a different number range setting, but they will always use a colour gauge. To test the strip, be sure to follow the instructions and watch for the results. When comparing your results, the lighter the colour (towards the zero scale) the softer your water, and the darker the colour (most cases are red) the harder your water is. If you fall in the red or dark red zone, we recommend considering getting a water softener to avoid further buildup and deposits in your home. 

Need Help? 

Once you have explored all of your testing options, it may be time to consider getting a water softener. We know how expensive it can be to buy one up front, so we provide an easy and affordable solution: renting. Reliance Heath is here to help you reduce hard water and leave you with softer clothes, skin, hair, and home. Contact us today for more information!