Needing an emergency water heater repair in The Woodlands is generally an event that will take place at the most undesirable times we understand. With hot water heaters, there are generally indications leading up to a larger issue with the heater. Overall, hot water heaters operate fairly maintenance free, and only require a little self upkeep each year (though numerous homeowners never get around it). However, water heaters are probably the most dangerous appliance in the home, hence the reason why we take their setup and service extremely seriously, setting up the water heater safely and to code.
Horn Plumbing is a locally owned and ran company right here in The Woodlands TX area, and our water heater maintenance technicians are staff members, not subcontractors. And, of course, we are licensed, bonded and insured. Our customers have contacted us for a very long time for their water heater repair service requirements. We likewise like to share as much info in our blog as we can in regards to the very best means to perform regular maintenance on ones own water heater to help keep it working from peak effectiveness.
For electric water heaters that are not generating hot water, first examine to see if the fuse in the breaker box is tripped. If it is not, we advise simply turn the power off and contact us to come have a look at the heater. For gas water heaters not producing hot water, first examine and see if the pilot light remains lit. If not, attempt relighting it.
Horn Plumbing does not advise trying to repair a water heater if one is not sure what one is doing! It is an extremely hazardous device. We are extremely trained with performing water heater repairs. If one was to attempt any repairs, absolutely shut off the power with an electric water heater and turn off the gas for gas water heaters to begin with!
In cases where the water heater tank springs a leak, shut the water off going to the tank. It will either be a gate-style valve or a ball-style stuff off valve. The ball-style will turn 180 degrees and a gate-style will have to be turned clockwise until it will not turn anymore. There are times when these valves break. holds true, or if it will not turn, turn off the water to the house. If you succeed in shutting the water valve off, it still may be leaking and not wanting to have all the water contents of the tank flood the area the water heater is located in, attach a garden hose to the drain at the bottom of the storage tank and run the hose to either a gutter drain or a sink to empty the tank if possible. If there is extreme rust and accumulation within the water heater it can injure the yard in the lawn or stain a concrete driveway or walkway. Once the water is successfully turned off and draining, shut the power or gas off to the heater.
If you smell gas, turn the gas off going to the hot water heater immediately! Afterwards, give us a call. If the smell of gas is still evident once the gas line is turned off, speak to the gas company as well to assist in seeing where the gas leakage is coming from.
When it is time for a water heater replacement, our staff will help you in choosing the right water heater for the home or office, based upon price, power-source, energy-savings and even more. We know each house and office building is different and we aim to provide the best water heating option for you. With years of experience, our team of water heater specialists is here to walk you through the entire procedure, ensuring you pick the design that will be best.
If you are thinking of renovating or building an addition or new home, we want to be of assistance too. Our water heater replacement services are impressive in addition to our capability to assist in planing the installation of a brand-new water heater and plumbing system for your new home or business.
Please call us with any questions, and especially for any Woodlands emergency water heater repair.
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