Roto-Rooter Water Heater Leaking Procedure

Roto-Rooter Water Heater Leaking Procedure

Water heater leaking in Las Vegas needs the professional expertise of Roto-Rooter for proper repair. For over seven decades, Roto-Rooter has been the go-to service provider of choice for millions of people and continues to be a leader in the industry for quality customer service and care. Along with our great service options, we are also a great resource for the tools and products you need to clean and repair your home plumbing system right way. One area of your home plumbing that should be maintained and repaired often is the water heater. Because these units work around the clock, the inner and outer components can start to wear out over time resulting in drastically affected performance. Our service technicians here at Roto-Rooter are top-notch professionals trained and experienced with all makes and models. Whether or not you rely on a professional for each repair, make sure to consult a guide and use the proper methods to safely and correctly service your water heater.

With the right amount of care, a water heater is capable of lasting fifteen years or more with few problems along the way. With water heater leaking in Las Vegas always a possibility, use the following steps to correctly inspect your unit safely and efficiently:

  1. Start by locating where the source of the leak is coming from. Several key components for holding water and gas should be checked first. After finding the source of the leak, inform the service provider upon arrival.
  2. Next, look at the area around where the water supply line connects to the top of the tank. Follow the pipe back until you find the shut-off valve. Make sure to firmly twist it to the off position to completely cut off water flow going into the tank reservoir.
  3. Now, look all around the base of the water heater. Do you notice any warping or damage? If so, there is structural damage as a result of too much pressure. Minimize the pressure as soon as possible.
  4. Open the pressure valve (T&P Relief valve) and allow the hot water to collect in a bucket below the overflow pipe. Be careful the water will be very hot. In order to quickly and easily relieve the pressure buildup inside the unit. Wait until the water cools down before handling it.
  5. Finally, turn off the gas line and shut off the circuit breaker so that no stray sparks light up a gas leak because this will lead to a fire, or even an explosion.  If you are unfamiliar with water heaters, be extremely careful. Water heaters can be dangerous so it may be time to call in a professional to take care of the problem for you.

For more information on plumbing repair, call Roto-Rooter today.

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