Needing an emergency water heater repair in Lubbock is generally something that will take place at the most unfavorable times we understand. With water heaters, there are typically signs leading up to a larger issue with the heater. Overall, water heaters function fairly maintenance free, and only need a little self upkeep each year (though lots of property owners never get around this). Nevertheless, water heaters are the most dangerous appliance in the home, which is why we take their installation and service extremely seriously, setting up the heater safely and to code.
Gibson Plumbing is a locally owned and operated company here in Lubbock TX, and our water heater maintenance professionals are staff members, not subcontractors. And, obviously, we are licensed, bonded and insured. Our customers have gotten in touch with us for a long period of time for their water heater repair service needs. We also prefer to share as much info in our blog as we can in terms of the very best methods to perform routine maintenance on ones own water heater to help keep it working from peak effectiveness.
For electric water heaters which are not making hot water, first look to see if the fuse in the breaker box is on. When it is not, we suggest simply turning the power off and giving us a call to come have a look at the heater. For gas water heaters not producing hot water, initially examine and see if the pilot is still lit. If not, try relighting it.
We do not encourage experimenting with to repair a water heater if one is uncertain exactly what one should do! It is a really dangerous appliance. We are highly trained with carrying out water heater repairs. If one was to attempt any repairs, definitely turn off the power with an electric water heater and switch off the gas for gas water heaters to start with!
When the water heater storage tank springs a leak, turn the water off going to the storage tank. It should be a gate-style valve or a ball-style stuff off valve. The ball-style will turn 180 degrees and a gate-style have to be turned clockwise up until it will not turn anymore. These valves can break. If that is the case, 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 leak and not wishing 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 at the bottom of the storage tank and extend it to either a gutter drain or a sink to clear the tank. If there is excessive rust and accumulation inside the water heater it can harm the turf in the backyard or stain a concrete driveway or sidewalk. Once the water is successfully shut off and draining, shut the power or gas off to the heater.
If you smell gas, switch the gas off going to the hot water heater right away! Then, give us a call. If gas is still smelled as soon as the gas line is shut off, speak to the gas company also to aid in seeing where the gas leak is originating from.
When it is time for a water heater replacement, our personnel will help you in picking the ideal water heater for the house or office, based on cost, power-source, energy-savings and more. We know each house and office building is different and we make every effort to provide the perfect water heating option for you. With years of experience, our group of water heater experts is here to walk you through the whole procedure, seeing to it you select the design that will be best.
If you are thinking about renovating or building an addition or brand-new residence, we would like to be of assistance also. Our water heater replacement services are exceptional in addition to our ability 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 concerns, and especially for any Lubbock emergency water heater repair.
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