When the water heater in a home stops producing heated water it can quickly become a nuisance for all those who reside in the home. Without heated water cleaning dishes, clothes and many other items can take longer and be less effective. In addition, bathing can be very uncomfortable for those who must take cold showers or baths. Because of this, a homeowner will want to contact a plumber in Tomball as soon as possible so they can fix the problem.
When a plumber comes out to check on water heater issues they will often want to spend some time checking to ensure the unit is receiving water, electricity and/or gas to the system. In some cases, these lines can be disconnected or become faulty, which will cause the unit to stop producing heated water. If all the external lines are working, the repair person will generally perform some routine inspections on the various elements used in heating the water. For a gas unit this is generally the pilot, pilot control valve, thermocouples and burner. On an electric unit, heating elements are used. If these elements are not functioning properly, they can often be replaced quickly.
Should the unit still not work correctly, the repair person will often need to take into account how old the unit is. Since most water heaters do not last much past ten years, repairing a unit may not be worth the investment. In some cases, it may be best to remove the old unit and install a new unit instead. The plumber in Tomball will often spend time consulting with the homeowner on this issue before they take their next steps.
If the unit is to be replaced, a plumber from, Myers Plumbing Services, will first need to shut off the water, electricity and/or gas to the system. He or she will then disconnect the electricity and gas lines from the unit. The unit will be drained of water and then the water pipes can be disconnected as well. The old water heater can then be removed from its spot.
The new water heater will be put in the same spot. The water connections will be attached and the water will be turned on so the unit can fill with water. The gas and/or electricity will be reconnected and then turned on to begin heating the water.