Needing an emergency water heater repair in Salt Lake City is normally an event that will happen at the most unfavorable times we understand. With hot water heaters, there are generally indicators leading up to a larger problem with the heater. Overall, water heaters perform relatively maintenance free, and only need some self maintenance each year (though numerous homeowners never get around to doing so). However, water heaters are the most dangerous device in the home, and that why we take their setup and service very seriously, installing the water heater safely and to code.
We are a locally owned and ran company here in Salt Lake City, and our water heater maintenance technicians are employees, not subcontractors. And, naturally, we are licensed, bonded and insured. Our customers have contacted us for a long period of time for their water heater repair needs. We also prefer to share as much info in our blog as we can in terms of the very best means to carry out regular upkeep on ones own water heater to assist keep it working from peak effectiveness.
For electric water heaters not generating hot water, first check to see if the fuse in the breaker box is tripped. In case it is not, we recommend simply turn the power off and contact us to come inspect the heater. For gas water heaters not making hot water, first examine and see if the pilot light is still lit. In case it is not, attempt relighting it.
We do not encourage attempting to repair a water heater if one is uncertain what one is doing! It is a very unsafe appliance. We are extremely trained with performing water heater repairs. If one was to try any repairs, absolutely turn the power off with an electric water heater and turn off the gas for gas water heaters initially!
If the water heater tank is leaking, turn the water off going to the storage tank. It will either be a gate-style valve or a ball-style valve. The ball-style will turn 180 degrees and a gate-style will have to be turned clockwise until it will not turn anymore. These valves can break. If that is the case, or if it does not turn, shut off the water to your house. If you succeed in getting the water valve off, it still could leak and not wanting to have the entire water contents of the tank flood the room the water heater is found in, attach a hose to the drain located at the bottom of the tank and extend the hose to either a rain gutter drain or a sink to empty the tank when possible. If there is excessive rust and accumulation in the water heater it can harm the grass in the yard or stain a concrete driveway or sidewalk. Once the water is effectively switched off and draining, turn the power or gas off to the heater.
If you smell gas, turn the gas off leading to the water heater right away! Next, give us a call. If the smell of gas is still evident once the gas line is turned off, speak to the gas company too to aid in seeing where the gas leak is coming from.
When it is time for a new water heater, our staff will help you in choosing the best water heater for the home or office, based on price, power-source, energy-savings and even more. We know each home and office building is different and we strive to supply the ideal water heating option for you. With years of experience, our team of water heater experts is here to handle the entire process, seeing to it you choose the design that is perfect.
If you are considering remodeling or building an addition or brand-new house, we wish to be of assistance as well. Our water heater replacement services are impressive in addition to our capability to aid in planing the installation of a brand-new water heater and plumbing system for your brand-new home or company.
Please call us with any questions, and especially for any Salt Lake City emergency water heater repair.
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