Water Heater Leaking and Repair Tips from Roto-Rooter

Water Heater Leaking and Repair Tips from Roto-Rooter

Phoenix water heater leaking is a growing problem because units go unattended and are forgotten about until there is a mess to clean up. Like most aspects of a home plumbing system, a lot of what a water heater does is taken for granted. If you have not scheduled some kind of water heater repair into your monthly plan, you can count on serious issues getting out of hand if given enough time. Thanks to Roto-Rooter, not only do you have this guide to help you, but you also have access to fantastic tools, products, and services needed to get things running smooth again.

Phoenix Water heater Leaking

If you notice that your water heater is leaking, there will most likely be a puddle of watering forming at the base of the unit. This usually means that the structure of the tank is damage internally. Damage of this nature is caused be several different factors. If the pressure inside of your plumbing exceeds sixty-psi, the entire system is at risk of serious problems. Sudden spikes that go far beyond the sixty-psi threshold could cause a whole bunch of problems with a home plumbing system, including older pipes leaking and connecting pieces giving out completely.

To correct pressure issues, the best thing to do is schedule an appointment with a Roto-Rooter service technician. He or she will be able to come out and not only correct and resolve the issues you are dealing with, but also adjust the system pressure back down to the appropriate range. You may also want to contact your water company to find out if the problem can be resolved on their end.

Water Heater Flushing

One of the very best things that you can do on your own is to simply perform a system flush. Flushing the system is a great way to not only relieve pressure, but also to clean out the different components dirtied by buildup. To perform a flush, use the following steps:

  • First, attach a hose to the water heater drainage valve.
  • Second, run the hose to a nearby sink or basin where the water can drain easily.
  • Third, turn off electricity and/or gas flow to the water heater.
  • Next, close the water supply valve feeding into the top of the water heater tank.
  • Next, open a hot water faucet at the highest point in the home then open the drainage valve near the bottom of the water heater tank and allow the hot water to drain completely. Make sure not to touch this water, as it will burn you.
  • Once the hot water has drained, turn on the cold water supply valve and allow water to flow back into the tank to continue to drain and flush the system. It will carry away the dirt and grime and also relieve higher pressures.
  • Turn off the drainage valve firmly, allow the water to fill the tank completely then turn on power or gas flow to the unit again.
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