The water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. Why? This unit heats the water you use daily for various tasks. No one likes to bathe or shower in cold water. You should use warm water to wash your hands. Warm water is needed to run the dishwasher and washing machine. You use warm water daily. When the water heater fails completely or suffers an issue, the only way you should fix it is by calling an experienced plumber from 24/7 Plumbing Co., LP in Katy, TX. Below are some reasons why you should never repair a broken water heater on your own.
Dealing with Electric and Gas
Most water heaters are powered by natural gas. Working on this unit without being a licensed plumber is never a good idea. You will need to turn off the electric to the unit as well as deactivate the gas being fed to the unit for any and all repairs. The most minor mistake if the gas is left on when trying to repair a water heater can lead to deadly consequences.
Cause Undue Damage
You might not be thinking about it now, but trying to repair your water heater without proper training can lead to undue damage. You might wind up making things worse, which will lead to a more costly repair down the line. Call your local plumber at the first sign of water heater trouble, and your repair bill will be much less than if you try to make the repairs yourself and wind up causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Can’t Properly Diagnose the Problem
Since you are not trained to be a plumber, you might think that the water heater only needs a minor repair to get it back up and running effectively. You might not see underlying issues that could lead to the unit bursting, ultimately flooding your home and costing thousands of dollars in repairs unrelated to the unit itself. Any underlying issue could be a sign that the water heater cannot be repaired, but instead be replaced completely.
Don’t Know the Best Units on the Market
If it comes down to having to replace the water heater, you likely don’t know the best units on the market. A plumber will be able to provide you with the best options for your home and the size of your family. A plumber will know the units that offer the best rebates and are the most efficient when it comes to water, electric, and gas usage.
Anyone who chooses to repair their water heater themselves, which is never a smart idea, could wind up finding themselves in a time-consuming project. An experienced plumber will be able to make the necessary repairs during one service call, for the most part.
Schedule an Appointment for Water Heater Repair
Has your water heater stopped providing hot water? Are you not getting enough hot water for a shower? Did you find water at the base of the water heater? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to put your trust in an experienced plumber from 24/7 Plumbing Co., LP in Katy, TX for the repairs. Contact us today at 281-391-2001 to schedule an appointment for service.