You go to turn on your sink so that you can wash the dishes and find that no matter how long you wait, the hot water is not coming out. After doing a little detective work, you find that there is a small leak coming from your water heater. Besides being a little nervous about how to turn the water off to prevent a big puddle, you now have to consider how much you are willing to pay to get professional company to come and service your water heaters in Gig Harbor. To be on the safe side, any minimal expense is worth the price considering the damage that can be done by a novice working on such a high pressure component in the home.
When it comes to household appliances, keep in mind that the water heater in the home is quite different than a typical home improvement job. The average home water heater contains anywhere from 40 to 60 gallons of heated water and under anywhere from 50 to 100 PSI, Pounds Per Square Inch, of pressure contained in it. Without having the correct tools on hand or knowing how to contain an eruption you could be faced with a large problem as well as significant damages to the home and bodily injury if not careful.
When you went to the water heater and saw a slight puddle of water, the immediate thing to do is turn off the power to the unit. A puddle does in fact indication that replacement will be necessary as most professionals will not attempt to fix a leak because of the amount of danger associated with it. There are other problems that can be fixed if your heater is showing signs of slowing or breaking down.
If your water heater won’t heat like it used to, the hot water does not last as long, smell of gas near the unit, rust or sediment is in the water, banging in the pipes, or a noisy water heater may all be simple fixes. Simple checks for power supply problems, pilot light outage or problems with the temperature valves or heating elements are relatively easy repairs when done by a professional. Call Gig Harbor water heaters specialists at Robison Plumbing Service Inc to fix your problem without any injury to the unit or yourself.