Water Heater Leak Repair
If your water heating unit is leaking, the chances are that it may need to be replaced.
Even the smallest of leaks could end up being something messy, so it is advisable that you have the problem fixed as soon as it occurs. Water heater repair
is best left to plumbing professionals with the experience to handle this delicate situation. If you find that your water heater has a problem, you should turn off the unit’s power and wait for our experts to arrive. If your water heater is having a substantial leak, it is advisable that you cut the water supply to the unit since it could slow the leak and even stop it depending on the source of the leak. You should take caution when dealing with water from a heater since it could burn the skin. If you cannot identify the source of the leak or are not confident doing it on your own, leave everything and wait for our professionals to arrive. Some of the areas where a leak could be coming from include:
- Outlet and inlet connections: A plumber will check the point where the cold water inlets and how water outlet pipes join the water heater. Most of the leaks occurring here are minor and fixing them often requires tightening a loose connection.
- Pressure and temperature relief valve: A leak from this valve could be a result of overheating or excess pressure in the tank. The immense pressure on the valve will cause it to keep opening, and this could result in a leak. To check this, our plumbing technicians will reduce the water temperature and then turn on the power and water to the heater and observe. If the valve keeps leaking, they will shut down everything immediately.
If that is not the problem, however, it may be that the valve is faulty. They will place a bucket below the discharge tube, remove the valve, and flush it to get rid of the debris which could be causing the leak.
- If none of these prove to be the source of the problem, it may be the tank itself that has developed a leak. At this point, it is time to consider replacing your old water heater with a new one. Now is an ideal opportunity to consider if you want to replace the existing water heater with another one, or to move to a tankless water heater.
Water Heater Installation
If your water heater is no longer producing sufficient hot water to meet your
standards, then it might be time to install a replacement. Water heaters have an average life expectancy of 12 years, and water heater installation is not a DIY job. The task of water heater installation is best left to plumbing professionals. Because installing a new water heater requires physically removing the outdated heater and bringing in and installing a new one, the work is not only complicated but also difficult due simply to the weight and size of a typical water heater. This is a job that is best left for experienced technicians that have to do this kind of work regularly and know what to look for. Hiring a professional ensures that all the electrical, gas, as well as other connections, are handled safely. The installation work could also require you to get a plumbing permit from the county offices before commencing. Lastly, there is still the concern of what to do with the old hot water heater. When you choose A-1 Sewer & Drain, we will handle everything from permitting to installation and haul away. We offer 24-hour emergency water heater services; no matter when you lose hot water, we can quickly get you back to having hot water again. Our water heater experts can install a new water heater and even help you determine the unit appropriate for your budget and size of your home. When you rely on our plumbing services, you can expect nothing short of a friendly, professional service from licensed, fully insured, and skilled plumbers, and a guarantee on our work. Call us today to book an appointment.