Does Your Water Heater Need a Repair Right Now?
Plumbing and water heater repairs are usually required at the most undesirable times we understand at Water Heater Repair Long Beach. With water heaters, there are normally signs leading up to a bigger issue with the heater. In general, hot water heaters run relatively maintenance free, and just need a little self maintenance each year (though numerous 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 extremely seriously, setting up everything securely to code.
Hot Water Heater Repair Long Beach CA is locally owned and operated, and our water heater maintenance professionals are employees, not subcontractors. And, naturally, we are licensed, bonded and insured. Our Long Beach neighbors have called on us for a long period of time for their water heater repair requirements. We also like to share as much information in our blog as we can in regards to the very best ways to perform regular upkeep on ones own water heater to assist keep it working at peak effectiveness.
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, Long Beach Water Heater Repair advises simply turning the power off and giving us a call to come have a look at the heater. For gas water heaters not producing hot water, first check and see if the pilot is still lit. If not, try relighting it.
Preventative measure: We do not encourage experimenting with attempting to fix a water heater if you are not sure exactly what you are doing! It is a very hazardous appliance and we are extremely trained with performing water heater repairs in Long Beach CA. If you were to try any repairs, absolutely turn the power off for an electric water heater and shut the gas off for gas water heaters first!
If the water heater storage 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 have to be turned clockwise up until it stops turning. There are times when these valves break. If that holds true, 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 wanting 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 harm the yard in the backyard or stain a concrete driveway or walkway. As soon as the water is effectively 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 instantly! Then, give us a call. If you still smell gas once the gas line is shut off, call the gas company too to aid in seeing where the gas leak is originating from.
When it is time for a new water heater, our staff will help you in choosing the best water heater for your house, based on rate, power-source, energy-savings and more. We know each home is different and we aim to supply the ideal Long Beach Water Heater Replacement option for you. With years of experience, our group of water heater specialists is here to walk you through the whole process, seeing to it you select the model that’s best for your house.
If you are considering renovating or building an addition or new house we wish to be of assistance too. Our water heater replacement services are impressive in addition to our ability to aid in planing the installment of a new water heater and plumbing system for your brand-new house or business.
Please call Water Heater Repair Long Beach with any questions.