Water Heater Leaking Repair Steps for Success: Roto-Rooter

Water Heater Leaking Repair Steps for Success: Roto-Rooter

Do you have experience performing regular maintenance and repairs on your home plumbing system? Do you use Roto-Rooter approved products and services to make sure these repairs are done correctly? Do you schedule special service appointments especially for your water heater? If not, you should consider doing so in order to avoid failure and other issues as a result of a bogged down water heater. As these units age, the wear and tear of daily use can take a huge toll on the inner and outer components leading to Phoenix water heater leaking and damage. For homeowners with plenty of experience performing repairs around the house, it might be tempting to take on this project without first consulting a professional. However, you should take advantage of industry standard Roto-Rooter services available to ensure that things go smoothly.

With the proper care, you’ll likely boost the average lifespan of your water heater from 11 years to maybe 14 years or more with minimal performance interruption. After this time, however, even the best attempts at properly fixing and preventing issues won't be enough to put off an inevitable replacement. Until that point, use the following guide to start your efforts off on the right foot:

  1. First off, take a moment to locate where the source of the Phoenix water heater leaking is coming from. If you have scheduled a service appointment with a Roto-Rooter technician, relay this information to them.
  2. Second, inspect the area around the base of the water heater. Take note of any water damage and touch it to see if it is still wet. This means there is structural damage inside of the tank encasement and you need to relieve pressure as soon as possible.
  3. The best and easiest way to relieve pressure is to simply open the temperature/pressure relief valve and empty some of the hot water into a bucket. Don't touch the water until it is cooled off or you will surely be burned!
  4. The water supply line responsible for filling the tank can also be the source of leaking. From where the pipe connects to the tank, follow it backwards until you find the shut-off valve switch. Firmly twist it to the off position to cut off water flow to the tank and prevent further leaking.
  5. Finally, shut off the power going to the unit from the breaker and also turn off the gas line.

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

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