Water Heater Repair

Water heater repair isn’t always as simple as you might think. Much like water installation, it can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. There are countless times we’ve been called to rescue a failed attempt at repairing a water heater. In many cases the DIY repair damaged the unit and necessitated a replacement.

The dangers associated with repairing a water heater depend on the type of water heater you have in your home or business. Gas water heaters can leak gas and cause an explosion. Electric water heaters use high voltage electricity to heat the water, and can electrocute you. There is also the chance that you could rupture a pipe and flood the area, or be subjected to very hot water spraying all over your body.

To properly repair a water heater you will need an understanding of how each type works. You will also require the proper tools and parts. If you decide to do this yourself please shut off the gas or electricity before attempting any type of repair. If the water heater is still hot, allow it to cool before doing anything.

Don’t attempt a water heater repair when all you need to do is call Champion Plumbing & Drain Cleaning in Canton, GA  to get the job done right the first time. We have all the necessary tools and parts to repair your water heater. 770-480-5077


Do you have questions about water heaters? We’ve got answers! Join our Facebook group Plumbing Questions and Answers, or check out our page About Plumbing. If you want to learn how to properly maintain your water heater read our article about Water Heater Maintenance. Feel free to call us at 770-480-5077.