Needing an emergency water heater repair in St Petersburg is usually an occurrence that will take place at the most undesirable times we understand. With hot water heaters, there are generally indications leading up to a larger concern with the heater. In general, water heaters perform reasonably maintenance free, and only require a little self upkeep each year (though numerous property owners do not get around it). Nevertheless, water heaters are the most dangerous home appliance in the home, hence the reason why we take their installation and service very seriously, installing the heater safely and up to code.
We are a locally owned and operated business here in St Petersburg FL, and our water heater maintenance technicians are staff members, not subcontractors. And, naturally, we are licensed, bonded and insured. Our customers have actually contacted us for a long time for their water heater repair needs. We also like to share as much details in our blog as we can in regards to the very best methods to carry out routine maintenance on ones own water heater to help keep it working at peak performance.
For electric water heaters that are not making hot water, initially look to see if the fuse in the breaker box is tripped. In case it is not, we suggest simply turn the power off and phone us to come examine the heater. For gas water heaters not producing hot water, first examine and see if the pilot light is still lit. In case it is not, attempt relighting it.
We do not advise trying to deal with a water heater if one is unsure exactly what one should do! It is a really dangerous appliance. We are extremely trained with carrying out water heater repairs. If one was to attempt any repairs, certainly turn the power off for an electric water heater and shut off the gas for gas water heaters initially!
When the water heater tank has water leaking, shut the water off going to the tank. It is going to be a gate-style valve or a ball-style valve. The ball-style will turn 180 degrees and a gate-style have to be turned clockwise up until it stops turning. There are times when these valves break. If that is the case, or if it does not turn, shut off the water to the house. If you are successful in getting the water valve off, it still may be leaking and not wanting to have the entire water contents of the storage tank flood the room the water heater is located in, connect a garden hose to the drain at the bottom of the tank and run the hose to either a rain gutter drain or a sink to empty the tank. If there is excessive rust and buildup inside the water heater it can hurt the grass in the yard or stain a concrete driveway or walkway. As soon as the water is successfully turned off and being drained if need be, shut the power or gas off to the heater.
If gas is smelled, switch the gas off going to the hot water heater instantly! Afterwards, give us a call. If the smell of gas is still evident as soon as the gas line is shut off, get in touch with the gas company also to aid in seeing where the gas leak is coming from.
When it is time for a water heater replacement, our personnel will assist you in picking the right water heater for the house or office, based upon price, power-source, energy-savings and more. Our company knows each house and office building is different and we make every effort to supply the perfect water heating option for you. With years of experience, our group of water heater professionals is here to walk you through the whole procedure, ensuring you pick the design that’s best.
If you are thinking about remodeling or building an addition or new house, we want to be of assistance as well. Our water heater replacement services are exceptional in addition to our ability to assist in planing the installation of a new water heater and plumbing system for your new home or business.
Please call us with any questions, and especially for any St Petersburg emergency water heater repair.
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