411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

The Best Glass Garage Doors for Restaurants

Restaurants have different sizes and features. But so do garage doors. When they meet each other, they make the perfect pair for all the right...

on Nov 17, 2017

How to Repair Your Forklift Battery

Although in principle forklift batteries are similar to car batteries when it comes down to repairing them the process is very different. In...

on Nov 15, 2017

Why Sectional Doors Are the Best Garage Door Option

One would think that an overhead garage door, which consists of many parts, and needs good care to remain safe will not t be so popular. But the...

on Nov 15, 2017

Neighborhood Garage Door Service Expert Gives 7 Important Security Tips

Usually, having a garage offers extra security for your home and your important possessions such as your vehicles. But this advantage can become a...

on Nov 15, 2017

How to Align Garage Door Tracks

What happens when garage door tracks fall out of alignment? Is this an easy DIY? And what do you need to consider before you try to align tracks...

on Nov 14, 2017

The Water Heater is Broken: Now What?

by Guest on Jun 28, 2016

When you think about the easy projects homeowners can do by themselves, fixing a broken water heater is not the first that comes to mind. However, just because it’s not the first thing that comes to mind doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s impossible.

Your water heater is extremely important to your home. Its main purpose is to take the water source that comes into your house and make it warm upon your request, whether for cooking, bathing, cleaning, or the many other reasons you want hot water. For some, a broken water heater isn’t the end of the world, as being out of hot water for a few days isn’t too big of a problem. However, a broken water heater can be more severe in nature than just not heating the water. So if you ever find yourself in a situation where your water heater is broken, consider the following two options.

Fix it Yourself

As a homeowner, you have the ability to fix your home’s problems on your own. If you’re handy, fixing a broken water heater may be something you can handle, especially if the problem is simple. For example, in most cases, a water heater’s first problem is usually a blown out heater. Look at the bottom of your water heater. If you don’t see the pilot light burning, you need to relight it. This will vary by water heater, but typically you need a long match to do the job. If this is the only problem, you can easily fix it yourself.

If that’s not the problem, you’ll need to do some further investigation. Check to see what the problem could be. Is there a leak somewhere, whether water or gas? Is there damage to the water heater somewhere? If you don’t notice any major problems, it’s likely that your water heater simply just died due to old age. Most heaters will have a warranty card on it that will tell you the life of the heater. If it’s well past its due date, chances are you simply need to replace your water heater, which again, is something you can do on your own.

Call a Professional

If you’re not handy, or if you think the problem is too severe to do by yourself, then the best thing to do is call in a professional. A plumber will be able to inspect your water heater, determine the problem, and then make any necessary adjustments or replacements to ensure the problem doesn’t continue.

If your water heater was leaking and you have water damage to your home, it’s also a good idea to call a water damage restoration company as well as the plumber. This type of company will be able to inspect the damage done by the water and fix any current or underlying problems before they become too serious. According to Liberty Extraction, an emergency water extraction company, “Working with a professional restoration company will help minimize your residual water damage and prevent the spread of mold or other airborne bacteria.” This is not only important to the safety of your home, but it’s also extremely important to your health.

If the water damage is significant, it’s best to just call a professional right away. They’ll not only be able to safely remove the water for you, but they’ll be able to work with the plumber to ensure the broken water heater problem doesn’t happen again.

So if you ever find yourself in a situation where your water heater is broken, remember your two options: do it yourself, or call a professional for assistance. 

Appliance / Repair 918 Views

Author

Guest

Guest

Random Articles

Choosing a French Door Refrigerator

If you are looking for a new refrigerator, you might consider French door refrigerators. Unlike a traditional refrigerator, which has a freezer on...

Appliance / Repair

How to Install a Bathroom Vanity

Bathroom vanities are the focal point of many bathroom designs so it is important to get the installation right. Installing bathroom vanities...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Freestanding Basins - Ideal for Large Bathrooms

If you have a large bathroom then you need to pay more attention to how you furnish it and how you use your space. It can be very easy for your...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Different Features on Electric Ranges

Are all electric range models identical? If you were to go shopping for a new electric range, you would rapidly discover that the answer to this...

Appliance / Repair

Filter the Dirt with Effective Aircon Servicing and Repairs

Air-conditioners are a must in today’s world because of the soaring temperatures and great climate changes. We all love to use an aircon for...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017