Water Heater Leaking Procedure from Roto-Rooter

Water Heater Leaking Procedure from Roto-Rooter

Within your home plumbing system, a certain component is prone to develop serious problems—the water heater. It is important to stay on top of it to prevent serious water damage and other issues from forming. When was the last time you scheduled an appointment for your water heater? Do you notice water collecting at the base of the unit? Do you smell gas in the air? Because of the constant use of hot water, heating units can start to experience failure in a number of ways due to the wear and tear of daily use. Not only do problems drastically affect performance, they can lead to problems resulting in water damage and fire. For the best service for water heater leaking in Vancouver, BC, give Roto-Rooter a call. To give the service provider as much information as possible, let's locate the leak. There are several possible places it could be.

  1. If the actual tank structure is failing under pressure, there will be a puddle of water forming at the base of the unit.
  2. The water line coming into the tank and the overflow tube leading out can both experience component failure in the connecting bolts.
  3. Gas leakage is definitely a possibility. Any toxic fumes in the air should be easy to detect from the odor.

Whatever is leaking, give the information to the service provider over the phone, and stress the importance of an emergency appointment. With the Roto-Rooter technician on the way, there are a few steps to follow to prep for his or her arrival. Following this emergency procedure will help make the appointment go smoother and minimize the potential damage from water heater leaking in Vancouver, BC.

  1. First, use the steps already outlined above to locate the leak.
  2. Second, follow the waterline backwards from the point of entry until you come across the valve switch. Turn it to the off position to cut water flow.
  3. Third, relieve pressure in the unit by opening the pressure relief valve to let out pressure and some of the hot water. Make sure to put a bucket underneath to catch the escaping fluid. Avoid direct contact until the water has cooled to prevent possible burns.
  4. Finally, switch the gas line off and make sure the circuit breaker is turned off. If gas is leaking, a spark from the lighter could potentially lead to a fire or even an explosion.

For more information, call Roto-Rooter of Vancouver today to learn more.

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