Handling Problems With Your Home's Water Heater

Posted on: 12 October 2020

Without a working water heater, you will find yourself without a source of warm water in your home. This can make it extremely important to treat water heater problems as urgent. Otherwise, you could be without a source of hot water.

Consider Whether You Need to Turn Off the Flow of Water

If the issue that your water heater is experiencing is leading to water leaking out of the system, you will want to turn off the supply of water or position something near the leak to catch the water that is coming out of the system. If this is not possible due to the location of the leak, you will want to follow the manufacturer's steps to drain the unit. This will prevent all the water inside the unit from leaking out into the home as this could cause significant damage.

Review Your Warranty Coverage

Depending on the age of your water heater, it may still be under the protection of its manufacturer's warranty. If this is the case, you may be able to receive compensation for having the unit fixed or the warranty service may be able to arrange for a repair technician to visit your home to repair the issue. By taking a few moments to review your water heater's warranty, you will be able to determine whether or not you will be able to take advantage of this type of coverage. In many instances, you will be required to submit billing for the repairs so that the warranty service can provide compensation. If this is the case, make sure to pay attention to the details of this part of the policy so that you submit the right documents.

Hire a Licensed Water Heater Repair Service to Work on Your System

If your water heater is not protected by a warranty, you will be responsible for hiring a professional water heater technician to repair it. Water heaters are highly specialized devices, and mistakes that are made during their repair can have disastrous consequences. For example, these mistakes could lead to more leaks or corrosion in the unit. Both of these issues could force you to completely replace the water heater. Hiring a professional water heater repair service will completely avoid this problem. In addition to ensuring that these repairs are done correctly, hiring these professionals is also likely to be stipulated by your warranty. Breaking this requirement could lead to your warranty coverage being voided.

For more information about water heater repair, contact a local professional. 


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