Is it time to service your water heater?
A water heater is important for the comfort and proper functioning of any home. Though a water heater can give years of reliable, nearly maintenance-free service, when problems develop it should be fixed promptly and by a professional. A layperson who tries to fix a water heater without knowing exactly how to do it is at best risking paying even more money for professional repairs and at worst subjecting themselves to injury and his or her home to danger. Here are three signs that a water heater needs maintenance:
The Water Heater No Longer Produces Hot Water: The problem might be different depending on whether the water heater is powered by electricity or gas. The problem might be with the fuse box or the pilot light.
The Water is Too Hot: This might be a problem with the thermostat. If the thermostat is broken, the homeowner would do well to call a professional to fix it.
The Tank Leaks: If the water tank actually leaks, its power source will need to be turned off and the tank will need to be drained and repaired. In some cases, the tank might need to be replaced.
When it comes to hiring a plumber, it’s always best for the homeowner to establish a relationship with a contractor well before an emergency crops up. This gives the homeowner time to search for the best plumber in their area and the best plumber they can afford. They can look up a plumber in their town’s Chamber of Commerce, use the plumber who installed the plumbing in the house if the homeowner’s satisfied with their work and if they’re still available, or get recommendations from the homeowner’s real estate agent, friends, relatives or colleagues. The plumber needs to be licensed, bonded and insured and needs to be aware of the building codes in the area.
The plumbing contractor should also be utterly professional, courteous and tidy. One sign of a good plumber is that the technicians wear booties before they even enter a customer’s home to work and then clean up any debris when they finish. The plumber might also belong to professional organizations like the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.
Arrow Plumbing is here to help you with your water heater, be it maintenance or installation in Little Rock and the surrounding cities. Contact us today (501) 753-3838 and make an appointment today!