Needing an emergency water heater repair in Fort Lauderdale is typically something that will happen at the most undesirable times we know. With water heaters, there are generally indications leading up to a larger problem with the heater. Overall, hot water heaters function reasonably maintenance free, and just require a little self upkeep each year (though many homeowners don’t get around to doing so). Nevertheless, water heaters are probably the most dangerous device in the home, which is why we take their installation and service very seriously, setting up the heater securely and up to code.
PCI Solutions is a locally owned and operated business right here in Fort Lauderdale FL, and our water heater maintenance technicians are staff members, not subcontractors. And, of course, we are licensed, bonded and insured. Our customers have gotten in touch with us for a long time for their water heater repair service needs. We also prefer to share as much details in our blog as we can in terms of the best ways to carry out routine maintenance on ones own water heater to help keep it working from peak performance.
For electric water heaters which are not making hot water, initially look to see if the fuse in the breaker box is tripped. In case it is not, we advise simply turning the power off and phone us to come examine the heater. For gas water heaters not generating hot water, first examine and see if the pilot is still lit. If not, attempt relighting it.
We do not recommend trying to deal with a water heater if one is unsure exactly what one should do! It is a really unsafe device. We are highly trained with performing water heater repairs. If one was to attempt any repairs, certainly shut the power off for an electric water heater and switch off the gas for gas water heaters first!
When the water heater tank has water leaking, 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 will have to be turned clockwise up until it cannot be turned anymore. There are times when these valves break. When they do, or if it does not turn, shut off the water to your house. If you are successful in shutting the water valve off, it still could leak and not wishing to have all the water contents of the tank flood the location the water heater is found in, attach a hose to the drain at the bottom of the storage tank and run the hose to either a gutter drain or a sink to clear the tank when possible. If there is excessive rust and accumulation in the water heater it can harm the lawn in the lawn or stain a concrete driveway or sidewalk. Once the water is successfully shut off and being drained if need be, shut the power or gas off to the heater.
If you smell gas, switch the gas off going to the water heater immediately! Then, give us a call. If gas is still smelled as soon as the gas line is switched off, contact the gas company too to help in seeing where the gas leakage is originating from.
When it is time for a water heater replacement, our staff will help you in picking the best water heater for the home or office, based on price, power-source, energy-savings and even more. We know each house and office building is different and we make every effort to provide the best water heating solution for you. With years of experience, our group of water heater experts is here to handle the whole process, ensuring you select the model that is perfect.
If you are thinking about remodeling or constructing an addition or new house, we wish to be of assistance as well. Our water heater replacement services are impressive in addition to our capability to aid in planing the installation of a brand-new water heater and plumbing system for your new home or business.
Please call PCI Solutions with any problems, and especially for any Fort Lauderdale emergency water heater repair.
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