When it comes to getting warm and hot water in your home, you might not think about it much. Then the winter hits and you realize that you have only cold water, and things start to get serious. Don’t wait for issues to happen with your home’s water; instead look into getting help with your water heater. Consider some of the options we offer in regard to keeping your warm water flowing.
Water Heater Installation – Whether you’re upgrading or you’re building a home, we can help with the installation of your new water heater. We make sure that all the connections are in place and that water flows properly. We ensure that the pipes and connections are insulated in case of cold weather, and assess any major issues you might be facing.
Water Heater Repair – If you are having issues with your existing water heater, no matter what it is, we can assess it and fix the problem. If the issue is severe, we can advise you as to what to do regarding repair. Often there just needs to be a few small adjustments made to the tank and connections. Instead of going the “DIY” method and risk messing things up, let us get the job done for you.
Water Heater Replacement – If a replacement is needed we can help get you on your way to warm and hot water again. Whether you’re looking to upgrade, or simply want to purchase something similar to what you already have, we can make sure your replacement does what it’s supposed to do without hassle or pain.
Signs of Water Heater Failure
Water heaters don’t always show clear signs they are about to fail. That’s why you need to be diligent in recognizing key symptoms. Noise coming from the water heater means there is something wrong and heated sediment may be stirring up from the bottom of the tank. You may hear bubbling, gurgling, or popping sounds that may occur consistently or at irregular intervals. These are most likely to happen under load, so check the water heater while running the shower or a laundry and again afterward.
Beware of Hot Water Leaks
If there is a leak, call a professional plumber immediately. The water heater may be about to fail and you risk having water damage and the consequences of it, including mold and structural damage. The tank, fittings, or hoses may leak due to corrosion. If you suspect a prolonged leak, have a professional inspect the floor beneath the water heater and the framing. Rust is another issue to look for and is almost a sure sign water is leaking, even if you don’t see it directly.
Other Causes for Concern
The age of your water heater is an important factor. Appliances more than 15 years old should be assessed, but if you turn on the faucet and see muddy water coming from pipes, the tank may have corroded and flakes of rust may be entering your water supply. The heater may need to be drained and flushed, or the unit may need to be replaced; in either case, a professional should be called in to clean out the sediment or minerals in the tank or install a brand new unit.
A lack of hot water is a sign of impending water heater failure. Most units can supply enough water for three showers without a problem. No hot water or water that is lukewarm can mean the heater isn’t functioning properly. There could be a gas valve problem or the tank has filled up with sediment or minerals. If you don’t have experience, call a certified plumber to inspect the system and diagnose the problem so it can be fixed.
Call Rooter Guard for Water Heater Inspections, Repairs, and Installation
When you call us for water heater repair, replacement, installation or service of any kind, we can make sure your life is not interrupted for a long period of time. Even if there’s an emergency and you need assistance right away, we can make sure you are taken care of. A plumber will promptly visit your home and troubleshoot the water heater for a variety of common problems, which requires a visual check and an assessment of the appliance’s functions. In other words, they will test your hot water, listen for unusual sounds, and look for corrosion in, on, or near the tank.
Rooter Guard Fixes All Water Heater Problems in Van Nuys
If you have a leak, or if you hear noises coming from your tank, call us and we can make sure the problem is taken care of. If you’re not 100% sure if you need help with water heaters, call us with questions and we will do our best to determine what your issue is and if we need to come to your home and conduct an inspection. Most often, we can fix simple issues within a few minutes, while installation, repair, and upgrades will take a little longer.
Trust Us to Keep Your Water Heater in Top Shape
It’s not advised you try to turn on pilot lights, or deal with gas water heaters without calling a professional. There might be a lot of information floating around online to show you how it’s done, but when you’re dealing with a potentially dangerous apparatus it’s best to call in someone who has professional experience. Rooter Guard can help you get through the winter months with warm and hot water and keep you safe from disastrous problems that can affect water heaters.
If you are experiencing unusual water heater symptoms or you want to have an older unit inspected, contact our team. We are available 24/7 and have special offers, so check often for deals that can allow you to save. Call 800.399.7270 today and a professional, courteous plumber will visit. They will find the cause of water heater leaks and other problems, and provide water heater repair or water heater replacement as necessary.