Water Heater Repair Basics

Water Heater Repair Basics

If you are going to do your own hot water heater repair in Sacramento you should understand some of the basics before attempting anything. First, it’s not a “hot water heater,” it’s just a “water heater.”

Second, it may go without saying, but if you are going to work on a water heater make sure first that you have turned off the water supply to the hot water heater. There are many times when people forget to do the basics and then they end up looking like a fool when they are trying to do the water heater repair.

Next, when repairing a water heater start with the easiest things and then move into the more difficult. It makes no sense to look for the most uncommon repair need and hardest thing to do before you have checked for the normal things. One of those common things is the pilot light. If the pilot light is out then you need to get it started again. The instructions on how to relight the pilot light are going to be right on the water heater. Follow those instructions and chances are you are going to get the water heater repaired.

Another thing to be aware of is the size of the water heater. Although it may have worked just fine in the past, if it is not keeping up now it may well be because your family has adjusted schedules in the morning or at night and now there is too much demand on one end or the other. You may need to evaluate your recent schedule change and make some adjustments to spread things out.

When doing hot water heater repair in Sacramento it is a good idea to check the power to the unit first. Make sure that all power sources to the unit are off. Also, it is important that you take the time to clean up in the area so that you are working in a clean space and can think.

There are going to be times when you are unable to fix a water heater with some of the most common and basic fixes. There are times when it goes beyond the most common. At these times it is a good idea to call Roto-Rooter and let us come in and make the necessary repairs. We understand that you wanted to do the repair yourself, but there are times when a professional is needed and when that happens, we are happy to be take care of the problem, answer questions or finish things up for you.

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