Checking If You Need Water Heater Repair

Repair Your Houston Water Heater

If you are new to the Houston area and are in need of water heater repair work, here are some helpful tips to guide you through that process.

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Know what to look for:

Keeping your eyes and ears alert for what might be going wrong can help you and your technician pinpoint the problem. First, search in the owner’s manual or search online for a descriptive outline for the correct model of your water heater. If you are not familiar with them, this will give you an idea of where to start and will help give you some basic knowledge of your appliance.

Do a simple diagnosis:

The most common symptom of a water heater that needs repair is that there simply is no hot water. The cause might be as simple as the pilot light going out. Find where it is located and if it is out, follow the directions in the owner’s manual to relight it. If you can’t or do not want to do this yourself, a gas company technician can do it for you.

If you are hearing strange noises coming from your water heater, you’re probably hearing mineral or hard-water scale that has accumulated in the tank. In this case, you will probably need to call us to drain your tank and clean out the sediment.

Another problem you might see if water on the floor near the water heater. This usually means there is a leaky pipe or water is leaking from a valve. Try tightening the valves, or call us to check it out for you.

If, at any time you feel uncomfortable or need help continuing on in your Houston water heater repair, call us and we’ll help you. Our trained technicians are available and knowledgeable in all things water heaters!