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Signs You Gas Water Heating Unit Needs Repair

Posted on 30 September 2019 by Fiona (0)

The water heater is one of the essential devices in your house. It provides the heated water you need every day. Water heating is very important in our daily chores so you don’t want something wrong to happen to your water heater in your home or business. It is important to identify the problem immediately before it becomes a big problem.

Now when it comes to water heater repairs, should you tackle the job yourself or call a plumber to do for you? Plumbers have the experience, tools and equipment to detect and repair different pipe problems. They are also capable of doing steam fitting, pipe fitting and gas fitting services. With their knowledge and skills, they are the best choice to call for a water heater repair.

Signs To Watch For Gas Water Heater

There are obvious signs that your gas water heating system needs repair. However, a bad leak at the bottom of the tank is a clear indication that your water heater needs replacement. It cannot be repaired.

Gas hot water system problems include gas leak, not enough or no hot and warm water, discoloured water and unusual noises. These are some signs that indicate the need for repair. The first one requires immediate attention because it is very dangerous for all occupants of the house. When natural gas from the water heating system leak and you smell it, call the plumber immediately.

A wet surface around the floor area near the heating unit suggests possible leak is taking place. Check carefully for odd dripping sound to find leak spot.

If the exterior tank of the heater is showing any signs of condensation then it signals the self-containment of the unit has a problem. When any of these problems happen, then call the plumber at once to fix the problem.

Basic maintenance is essential to your water heater. Turn off the gas or electric power of the heater and let the water cool down. Turn off the incoming of the water valve when it gets a little cold. Next, connect a hose to the drain valve to drain the water into a container. This way it washes the sediment which can help in prolonging the life of the heater unit.