Whether your water heater is working fine or running into complicated issues, most homeowners want to do some of the work themselves. There’s a general trend of handy people trying their own DIY solutions to fix broken appliances so they can save money. With everyone tightening their financial belts, this makes perfect sense.
However, what a DIY tutorial online won’t tell you is that some of these projects can do more harm than good, and you might end up wasting more money trying to clean up the mess. With water heater service in Pueblo, CO, you could end up in one of those situations if you’re not careful.
This blog post is hopefully going to steer you in the right direction, by giving you a few projects and tips that you can do yourself. Then, we’ll leave the major projects with the highest chances for catastrophic effects for a professional.
DO Examine Your Water Heater
If you’re the owner of your water heater, or at least you live in the same place as your water heater, then chances are you’ll be the first to notice when something is wrong. This is very good because it means that you’ll get a warning ahead of time if the system is leaking, breaking down, or even just in need of maintenance.
Take a walk around your water heater every once in a while and look at it. Does it seem to leak quite often? Does it make rumbling or kettling noises? Does it look old and rusted? Some of these bits of information can be important for a professional in the future when a problem does come up, or if you’re evaluating whether you could use a replacement.
DON’T Try to Flush Your Water Heater Yourself
Water heaters need to be flushed every once in a while, but this can be a precarious thing to try on your own. It might not be complicated, but if it’s done incorrectly, you could end up having gallons of water spill out on your floor which can be a nightmare to clean up.
The amount of time you’d spend cleaning up that water, or dealing with the ensuing fight with mold and mildew, might end up being worth just calling for a professional to do this job in the first place.
DO Get Your Water Heater Maintained
Maintenance is an amazing thing for your water heater. It lets us flush the system, investigate the anode rod (and whether it needs to be replaced) and even do a thorough inspection into ensure it’s ready to handle your hot water capacity for the next year.
DON’T Try to Fix Your Water Heater Alone
Water heater diagnosis and repair are extremely complicated. It requires a lot of knowledge of the technology, the industry, and some experience in the field. That’s why you’d be better off with a technician diagnosing the system and fixing it.
DO Call Us for Repairs
While you’re at it, just call our team for repairs! It’s really that simple.
Contact SoCo Heating and Cooling today to schedule service. So Cool. So Cozy.