Needing an emergency water heater repair in Durham is typically something that will take place at the most unfavorable times we understand. With water heaters, there are typically indicators leading up to a bigger issue with the heater. In general, water heaters perform fairly maintenance free, and just require some self maintenance each year (though numerous people never get around this). However, water heaters are probably the most dangerous home appliance in the house, which is why we take their setup and service extremely seriously, installing the heater safely and up to code.
Scott Zimmerman Plumbing is a locally owned and operated business right here in Durham NC, and our water heater maintenance technicians are employees, not subcontractors. And, obviously, we are licensed, bonded and insured. Our customers have actually called on us for a long period of time for their water heater repair service requirements. We also prefer to share as much info in our blog as we can in regards to 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 which are not generating hot water, initially check to find out if the fuse in the breaker box is on. If it is not, we recommend just turn the power off and contact us to come have a look at the heater. For gas water heaters not making hot water, first look and see if the pilot light is still lit. If not, attempt relighting it.
We do not encourage experimenting with to take care of a water heater if one is uncertain exactly 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 turn off the power with an electric water heater and switch off the gas for gas water heaters to start with!
If perhaps the water heater storage tank has water leaking, turn the water off leading 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 have to be turned clockwise up until it cannot be turned anymore. There are times when these valves break. When they do, or if it does not turn, shut off the water to our home. If you succeed in shutting the water valve off, it still may be leaking and not wanting to have the entire water contents of the tank flood the area the water heater is located in, connect a garden hose to the drain located at the bottom of the tank and extend it to either a rain gutter drain or a sink to clear the tank if possible. If there is extreme rust and buildup in the water heater it can hurt the turf in the lawn or stain a concrete driveway or walkway. Once the water is successfully switched off and being drained if need be, shut the power or gas off to the heater.
If you smell gas, turn the gas off going to the hot water heater promptly! Afterwards, give us a call. If the smell of gas is still evident as soon as the gas line is switched off, speak to the gas company as well to assist in seeing where the gas leak is coming from.
When it is time for a new water heater, our personnel will help you in selecting the ideal water heater for the home or office, based upon rate, power-source, energy-savings and even more. We know each home and office is different and we aim to offer the perfect water heating solution for you. With years of experience, our group of water heater specialists is here to handle the whole procedure, making certain you choose the model that will be perfect.
If you are thinking of renovating or building an addition or brand-new residence, we wish to be of assistance too. Our water heater replacement services are outstanding in addition to our capability to help in planing the installation of a new water heater and plumbing system for your brand-new house or company.
Please call us with any problems, and especially for any Durham emergency water heater repair.
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