Quick Fixes for Hot Water Heater Problems

October 29, 2015

Are you experiencing hot water heater problems  and don't know what to do? Is there hardly enough warm water to go around during the day? Are you constantly trying to fix the unit without success? With the help of Roto-Rooter you have access to a large inventory of products and tools to help guide you through any repair successfully and the services of certified technicians trained and experienced to repair or install all makes and models. Don't go another day with a water heater that is performing poorly. Use the following guide to learn more about how a water heater works and what you can do to stay on top of its needs as they arise.

This list covers some of the most important areas of hot water heater problems  and how to troubleshoot them.

One of the most dangerous problems that can develop with a water heater is a gas leak. While there are some water heating units that use only electricity, most still rely on gas for heating. A pilot light inside of the unit should always be on. When the heater kicks in to warm up a tank of water, gas flows to the pilot light and the flame gets big enough to provide heat. If this pilot light ever goes out, such as in the event of a water leak, gas will continue to flow. Those in and around this area are in danger of suffocation. Make sure to check the pilot light daily, especially if hot water isn't available. Also, install gas detectors around the house to alert you if there is a problem.

  • If you have very little experience with repairs on a water heater, make sure to consult an official guide to help you along the way. If this material is not available to you, call Roto-Rooter to set up an appointment with a technician who can come out and look at things for you. Between the gas, electricity, and extremely hot water, there are many different ways this situation can get out of hand. When you do start a repair, be extremely careful.
  • Because water heaters run twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, it is easy for them to get bogged down and start functioning less efficiently. Even when you do not need hot water, the tank fills up and the heating unit kicks in to maintain a constant temperature. These units need a regular tune-up, just like a car, to function properly.


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