Water Heater Leaking Preparation for Roto-Rooter Repair

Water Heater Leaking Preparation for Roto-Rooter Repair

Is your water heater leaking? Do you notice water damage forming in and around the area of installation? Do you smell a gas leak? When was the last time you called Roto-Rooter for water heater maintenance and repair? Because of all the wear and tear that a water heater experiences from constant use, it is important to regularly set up maintenance arrangements with a professional service that can help keep your unit in good repair and prevent water heater leaking. Due to the amount of pressure building inside a unit and continuous usage, a water heater can develop leaks from several places:

  1. There are two pipelines. One for the cold water coming in and another for the hot water going out. It is possible that the connections in the water tubes are failing and need to be replaced or simply tightened.
  2. The tank encasement can also experience leakage, as water pressure and rust creates leaks in the actual structure.
  3. The gas line is a dangerous component that can leak toxic fumes if not kept in good repair.

When a water heater is experiencing problems, you should be able to notice the issue right away. In the case of leakage, there will be water pooling, which can cause damage. After calling Roto-Rooter and setting up an emergency service visit, there are a few things that you can do to help make the technician's job just a little bit easier and minimize water damage to your home.

  1. First, read the guide above to pinpoint exactly where the leak is coming from. Relaying this information to the technician when he or she arrives is extremely helpful.
  2. Second, follow the waterline backwards from the unit to find the water shut-off valve. Turn this valve to the off position so that water does not continue to fill the tank.
  3. Third, relieve the hot water pressure by opening the pressure relief valve. Make sure to put a bucket underneath to catch the hot water and be sure to stand clear so hot water cannot splash your legs. Do not touch the hot water until it has had a chance to cool off first.
  4. Finally, turn off the gas line and switch off the power breaker so no electricity can spark and cause a fire. These components should be carefully checked and repaired by the technician in order to prevent serious injury.

To make sure that your water heater leaking issues are properly resolved, use this guide to prepare for the visit of a licensed Roto-Rooter plumbing technician. After his or her visit, make sure to set up a return appointment within six months to a year in order to perform necessary maintenance.

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