Gas water heaters are quite popular in Las Vegas Nevada. If you are a home or business owner, you will likely require repair services at some point because water heaters typically get quite a workout in most homes and premises. That’s what we’re here for. However, there are several things you need to keep in mind when dealing with repairs to your natural gas water heater that could save you time and money.
Risk of gas leaks
The greatest danger with gas water heaters is the gas because if it is escapes before it is ignited, you risk an explosion. It is worth noting that the gas odor you are likely familiar with is actually added as a safety feature. As such, if you “smell gas”, then there is probably some gas build up where you are. You need to be very cautious and check to see that the gas is shut off.
If the problem persists or you are uncomfortable checking the gas yourself, then you need to leave the house immediately and contact a professional from a safe place. In addition, refrain from using any item that could cause a spark before you leave the house; this includes light switches, phones and any other electrical equipment. Give us a call and we will take care of the problem in as little time as possible.
Due to the explosive nature of natural gas, it is advisable to leave any gas water heater repair work to the professionals. Our contractors are capable of handling such situations because they are thoroughly familiar with safe working practices and how gas water heaters work.
Even so, it helps to have some idea of what the problem is as it could give you some piece of mind if the problem is not too serious. It could also help you have an intelligent conversation with the repair guy. Some of the most common problems that arise in gas water heaters include:
– No hot water: This may indicate a problem with the thermocouple or the gas valve
– Not enough hot water: The problem may be a defective thermostat, a clogged vent or flue, or the dip tube.
– Pilot does not light: The thermocouple or gas valve could be defective
– The water is too hot: A defective thermostat or gas valve is likely the problem
– Main burner does not stay lit: The thermocouple or gas valve may be at fault
– Slow recovery time: This may be cause by a vent that is partially or completely clogged.
Gas water heater repair services
If you are in need of repairs to your gas water heater and live in Las Vegas NV, we’re here for you 24 hours a day. Our professional plumbers will quickly assess your problem and let you know how much it will cost to have it fixed. Our estimates are provided at no cost and our price quotes are guaranteed. It is important to get your gas water heater repaired immediately to avoid further damage, so call us now on 702-727-8181.