Emergency Water Heater Repair Situations

Emergency Water Heater Repair Situations

A water heater can develop issues over time, but in what situations should you call for an emergency repair? It may be daunting to call about a problem if you don’t know if it’s truly an emergency, so below is a list of problems to be aware of. 

Potential Problems

Not sure what problem signs to look out for? Here’s a list of potential problems that could occur, resulting in an emergency call if they go unserviced. 

  • The water is too hot: If you notice a change in hot water coming from your taps, to the extent where it’s much hotter than usual, there could be a problem. This may be caused by the temperature being set too high, a broken mixer, or even something more severe. 
  • The water is too cold: Cold water is typically a sign that there is a problem with your water heater, so if you notice this, it could be caused by an issue with the pilot light, temperature setting, etc. 
  • There is a leak: Be sure to occasionally take a look around your water heater to inspect for puddles of water on the ground. These puddles are caused by a leak which may be coming from your water heater; this is definitely a need for an emergency repair. 
  • The water is coloured: By coloured water, we mean does your water have a tint of brown or yellow when you turn on your taps? This is caused by sediment buildup in your hot water tank, which can cause major issues over time. 
  • The water smells funky: When your water has a tint of brown or yellow, it can be paired with an unpleasant smell – this can also happen to your water when it’s cleared! Be sure to be alert to changing smells coming from the taps when the water is flowing, as this could result in an emergency repair. 
  • Uncommon noises: If you hear a change in creaks that your home makes and something seems “irregular”, there may be an issue with your water heater. Most noises would come from near your water heater but also could be noticed in other areas of your home. Listen for popping, creaking, and high-pitched noises. 

    Emergency Repair Situations 

    Out of the listed problems to be aware of, here are the situations that should be flagged as an emergency: 

    • Leaks: When we mention leaks, we do not mean minor ones which could be serviced at another date. Leaks would be anything major such as a large puddle or a rapidly growing situation. Major leaks can cause serious damage to your home and belongings and can become a hazard for children, pets, and even yourself. 
    • Water temperature: Cold water results in a clear water heating problem, but this isn’t a major emergency. On the other hand, extremely hot water is a major issue as it can result in many injuries, such as burns – putting children and yourself in harm. 
    • Water quality: Any changes in water quality make it hard to distinguish if it’s truly an emergency. However, we recommend taking these signs as a major problem because leaving them unbothered could result in a hazard such as bacteria growth. 

    If you encounter a potential problem or emergency with your rented unit, be sure to contact us today for assistance. 

    Contact Us 

    No matter your water heater needs, Reliance Heath Water Heater Rentals is here to help. Whether you require maintenance, a consult, or assistance, take advantage of our experts. For more information, be sure to contact us today.

    A Professional Should Always Install Your Water Heater

    A Professional Should Always Install Your Water Heater

    Although many of you like to DIY things, a water heater installation should not be one of them. Yes, it may save you a few upfront costs, but it won’t save you long-term – plus this can all be solved with water heater rentals and our free maintenance. 

    Do Not DIY

    We understand that many things in your home can be fixed or installed yourself by doing a DIY, but a water heater should NOT be one of them. This is an extremely dangerous job, as it involves extremely hot water, gas, pressure-controlled tanks, etc. For a job such as this, we recommend trusting the experts to get the job done. 

    Yes, this can be an expensive task up-front, but long-term, DIYing it can cause more issues down the road. To help eliminate some of these costs, consider renting your water heater from Reliance Heather Water Heater Rentals – we offer free maintenance checks too!

      Reasons For A Professional 

      There are many factors as to why a professional should install your water heater from codes to safety, professionals are the way to go! 

      • Warranty: If there are any available warranties for your water heater, they can not be applied if you install it yourself. It puts you at risk for forgoing any additional warranty that may be offered at that time. 
      • Codes: There are many city and fire codes required when installing a new water heater in your home. When using a professional, you avoid any coding issues which in turn can help with your safety and avoid costly fines. 
      • Installation: When installing a water heater, there are many areas you need knowledge of such as vents, pipes, wiring, and soldering. Professionals are trained in understanding the installation of each specific unit to best function in your home. 
      • Safety: Although a bit of safety was mentioned before, this is probably one of the most important reasons for having a professional install your water heater. Due to having so many factors such as extremely hot water, gas, carbon monoxide, electrical wiring, a pressure-controlled tank, etc., one tiny slip can cause massive damage or injury. It is extremely dangerous to be handling different areas, especially when one small mistake can cost you everything. Professionals are trained to know exactly what to do during installations along with the risks and hazards. 

      With so many factors being a concern during installations, we strongly recommend paying the cost upfront for a professional, rather than later down the line. 

      At Reliance Heath Water Heater Rentals, we will rent you a unit that best meets your needs and price range. Rather than paying all of the costs upfront, save by paying an affordable monthly fee. Not only do we help with cost long-term, but we also offer free maintenance checks to ensure you never have to worry about getting your water heater serviced. Learn more about the benefits of renting a water heater, rather than purchasing one. 

      Contact Us 

      No matter your water heater needs, Reliance Heath Water Heater Rentals is here to help. Whether you require maintenance, a consult, or assistance, be sure to take advantage of our experts. Please remember that installing a water heater is a large safety risk, so trust the professionals and save yourself long-term. For more information, be sure to contact us today.