Water Heater Repair Albuquerque
Is your water heater acting up? Making weird noises? Not providing enough hot water? You may be needing a new water heater replacement. Most water heaters have an average lifetime of 7-10 years although they can be operating in most homes for longer periods of time they’re more likely to fail and when water heaters fail they don’t usually fail at the best time or they can cause more damage if the waterheater tank starts to leak which could cause flood damage to your home and belongings.
How do you know if need your water heater needs to be repaired or replaced?
It can be tricky to know for certain if your hot water heater can be repaired but there are simple ways to check.
Check to see if there are any leaks from the water heater or the plumbing connected to the tank. If no leaks then that’s a good step.
If gas water heater: check to make sure the gas valve is turned on. If you smell any rotten egg smell (natural gas smell) there could be a leak and we recommend you turn off the valve and call a licensed plumber to inspect for leaks.
If no rotten egg smells then make sure there is a pilot flame on. There should be a small viewing window at the bottom of the tank. Here you would see if the pilot flame is lit or not. If not then you will need to turn the water heater switch to “pilot” holding down the button and simultaneously push the pilot ignition switch repeatedly until the either you can visibly see the pilot flame or see a flashing green light (depending on your water heater will have this feature)
Once the flame is lit then you will need to adjust the setting to your specified setting.
If there is no flame then the thermocouple could need replacing or another component could need troubleshooting. At this point, it is recommended you contact us and have one of our techs come out to diagnose the problem.