Roto-Rooter Water Heater Leaking Response Guide

Roto-Rooter Water Heater Leaking Response Guide

Are you a homeowner who likes to get your hands dirty? Are do-it-yourself repairs always a challenge that you enjoy taking on? If so, you are probably already pretty experienced dealing with home plumbing maintenance and repair. However, if you are a new homeowner, talk to an experienced family member or friend about great home plumbing repair resources in the area. For the best tools and resources when you have a water heater leaking , call or your local Roto-Rooter service provider in Aurora, Colorado to get connected with the services that will benefit you the most. Especially for aging water heaters, it is important to set up annual or semi-annual service visits to minimize performance interruptions and other inconveniences.

With regular care, a water heater will last anywhere from ten to fifteen years and perform great the entire time. However, without these regular servicing appointments, it won't be long until the wear and tear of daily use will take its toll and bog down your heating unit. When this happens, serious problems can start to develop that cause you headaches. Whether you call in a professional Roto-Rooter technician or go at repairs yourself, use the following guide to get started off on the right foot.

  1. Most water heater leaking is the result of failing components. To know which components need replacing or adjustment, take a few moments to locate the source of the leak. If you have called in a service technician, give this information to them to help speed up the service visit.
  2. The water supply line responsible for filling up the tank is a good place to start. Check it for leaks The from where the pipe enters the tank, work backwards until you find the shut-off valve. Firmly twist it to the off position to cut off water flowing into the tank.
  3. Next, take a few moments to inspect the base of the heater. If there is water collecting, there is probably water damage as well. This means there is structural damage that has taken place within the tank encasement and pressure may need to be relieved.
  4. The quickest way to relieve pressure is to open the temperature and pressure relief valve and let out some of the hot water and air pressure. Place a bucket where the water can collect. It will come out of a copper pipe running down the side of the tank and ending about six inches above the ground. Put a bucket beneath it to catch the water. Avoid touching the water until it has had plenty of time to cool.
  5. Finally, shut off the gas line and turn off the electrical breaker and call a plumber.

For more information concerning water heater repair, call Roto-Rooter today.


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