Quick Repair Tips from Roto-Rooter for Hot Water Heater Leaking

Quick Repair Tips from Roto-Rooter for Hot Water Heater Leaking

For homeowners with strict budgets, a few hundred dollars for plumbing repairs can make a huge dent in finances for a month. Due to this, many people set out to perform their own repairs to save money. While it is great to develop new skills and abilities as much as possible, plumbing issues that are not correctly addressed can get out of control, leading to expensive water damage and other issues. With the help of Roto-Rooter, not only do you get amazing prices for work done by our trained and certified staff of technicians, you also have access to a one-stop resource for all the tools, products, and materials you need to get a repair fixed correctly the first time.

Water Heater Repair

One appliance that has a huge responsibility in the overall flow of your home plumbing system is the water heater. This heating unit takes a beating as it runs around the clock providing your residence with enough hot water for each sink, shower, washing machine, and more. If you do not recognize issues as they develop and take care of them on the spot, your hot water unit can suffer considerably performance-wise.

Water Heater Flushing

If you are worried about your hot water heater leaking, there are a few things you need to check:


  1. The water pressure to the house
  2. Internal water heater pressure
  3. Valve damage
  4. Gas line

If the problem ends up being the water pressure coming into your home is too great, you will need to make an appointment with a Roto-Rooter technician to come out to make adjustments. For everything else on this list, flushing the water heater will do wonders to not only clean the system, but also to relieve pressure and avoid leaks in the future. Follow these steps to flush your heater:


  1. Attach a hose to the drainage valve on the bottom of the unit.
  2. Run the hose to the drain.
  3. Turn on drainage valve and allow the hot water to drain completely.
  4. Let the incoming cold water flush out the system.
  5. Turn off the drainage valve securely.
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