Roto-Rooter Water Heater Plumbing Tips

Roto-Rooter Water Heater Plumbing Tips

Are you tired of plumbing issues springing up on you unexpectedly and leaving behind a trail of water damage, too? It is important to recognize the needs of your entire house, but especially those of the plumbing. Without regular maintenance and repair, you can count on plenty of headaches and frustration. If you lack experience with plumbing, you can rely on the friendly plumbers at Roto-Rooter. They have been trained and certified to handle any issue you could possibly throw at them. Since 1935, Roto-Rooter has been making customers happy through great service and has developed a line of products and tools to make do-it-yourself go-getters happy, too.

Here are a few ideas for performing your own home plumbing repair and maintenance projects.

Water Heater Maintenance

 One of the worst things that can happen with a broken water heater is fire, water leaks, and gas leaks. These units can be quite dangerous if handled inappropriately. If you have never worked on a water heater before, be very careful and study a reliable guide that can aid you safely.

If a leak springs, there is a possibility that the pilot will be put out, allowing gas to freely leak into the surrounding space. If this happens in your home, make sure to quickly turn off the gas supply going to the unit. Failing to do so could put you and others in danger of breathing in a lethal amount of natural gas and suffocating. In addition, the gas can be easily lit and cause a fire. After turning off the gas line, call Roto-Rooter immediately to send a response team to help you.

Water Heater Flush

To avoid problems that are frequent in water heaters, perform a system flush every six to twelve months.

First, attach a hose to the drainage valve located at the bottom of the water tank.

  1. Second, run the hose to a drain with enough capacity to allow easy drainage.
  2. Third, turn off the cold water coming into the tank.
  3. Next, open the drainage valve and let the entire tank drain.
  4. Once the tank is finally empty, turn the cold water back on to fill the tank.
  5. Let the cold water flush out any sediment and junk on the bottom of the unit.

For more plumbing repair and product information, call Roto-Rooter today to speak with a professional or to set up an appointment with a technician to come out to your home.

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