Does Your Water Heater Required a Repair Right Away?
Plumbing and water heater repairs are normally required at the most undesirable times we understand. With water heaters, there are generally signs leading up to a larger problem with the heater. In general, hot water heaters run fairly maintenance free, and just require a little self maintenance each year (though lots of people never get around to doing so). However, water heaters are the most dangerous home appliance in the home, which is why we take their installation and service very seriously, installing everything securely to code.
High Water Plumbing & Heating is locally owned and operated, and our water heater maintenance specialists are employees, not subcontractors. And, naturally, we are licensed, bonded and insured. Our Denver next-door neighbors have actually called on us for a very long time for their water heater repair service requirements. We likewise like to share as much info in our blog as we can in regards to the very best means to perform routine maintenance on ones own water heater to help keep it working at peak efficiency.
For electric water heaters not producing hot water, first check to see if the fuse in the breaker box is tripped. If it is not, we advise just turning the power off and giving us a call to come take a look at the heater. For gas water heaters not producing hot water, initially check and see if the pilot is still lit. If not, try relighting it.
Safety measure: We do not advise try out attempting to repair a water heater if you are not sure what you are doing! It is a very harmful device and we are extremely trained with performing water heater repairs in Denver CO. If you were to attempt any repairs, definitely turn the power off for an electric water heater and shut the gas off for gas water heaters first!
If the water heater tank is leaking, shut the water off going to the tank. it will either be a gate-style valve or a ball-style valve. The ball-style will turn 180 degrees and a gate-style needs to be turned clockwise until it stops turning. There are times when these valves break. If that is the case, or if it will not turn, shut the water to our home off. If you are successful in shutting the water valve off, it still my be leaking and not wishing to have the entire water contents of the storage tank flood the location the water heater is found in, attach a hose to the drain at the bottom of the storage tank and run the hose to either a rain gutter drain or a sink to empty the tank if possible. If there is excessive rust and accumulation inside the water heater it can injure the turf in the backyard or stain a concrete driveway or sidewalk. When the water is successfully turned off and being drained if need be, shut the power or gas off to the heater.
If you smell gas, turn the gas off going to the water heater quickly! Then, give us a call. If you still smell gas as soon as the gas line is shut off, speak to the gas company also to aid in seeing where the gas leak is originating from.
When it is time for a new water heater, our staff will assist you in picking the ideal water heater for your home, based upon rate, power-source, energy-savings and even more. Our company know each home is different and we make every effort to offer the perfect water heater Replacement option for you. With years of experience, our team of water heater specialists is here to walk you through the entire process, seeing to it you pick the design that’s perfect for your house.
If you are considering remodeling or building an addition or new home we want to be of assistance too. Our water heater replacement services are exceptional in addition to our ability to help in planing the installation of a brand-new water heater and plumbing system for your brand-new home or company.
Please call us with any water heater issues in Denver.
Back to Homepage…