What to Do When My Water Heater Stops Working

It’s never good to have a water heater which stops working, not only for the discomfort of realizing you don’t have hot water while halfway through your daily shower, but also having to call a repair person and face the expense of either repair or replacement of the unit. Unfortunately, such a thing is part of owning a house, things do go wrong and mechanical items do break down on occasion. You are going to have to call a service professional, as water heater repair and replacement is not a job for the do-it-yourselfer. If you really are talented with a great mechanical aptitude, consider the consequences of a mistake. At best, a mistake can be costly and mean having to hire a professional to make more repairs, at worst it can have can cause a fire or extensive water damage. Hot Water Faucet

What to Do Immediately

There are, however, two things you can do immediately when you realize the heater isn’t working. The first is to turn off the power at the circuit breaker box. This provides a level of safety by simply removing any electric current which is being mismanaged by not heating the water. You may also realize it might make a difference between being able to repair the unit or having to replace it. Secondly, check for water leaks. If there is a slight leak, it’s probably going to be best to hook up a garden hose to the safety release at the bottom of the unit so can perform a controlled drain rather than waiting for the pan to overflow and cause water damage to your house. Other than that, there really isn’t much you can do other than to call a licensed professional and wait for them to arrive.

Trusted Heating Services in Brea, CA

A broken water heater is certainly not something anybody looks forward to, but try to remain positive. After the repair, you’ll probably notice a lower power bill, as it has probably not been working at peak efficiency for some time. Preemptive inspections and maintenance are always a good idea, so give us a call at Econo Air to take care of your annual needs. Should you have an emergency, know that our technician will be there promptly and conduct efficient repair as quickly as possible!

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