Over the last few days we have been inundated with calls from customers needing to have their water heater serviced or replaced. This is due to the heavy rattling the earthquake provided this past Tuesday, so if you haven't checked it might be a good idea to make sure your water heater is functioning properly.
- Make sure there are no obvious leaks from incoming or outgoing piping
- Make sure your water heater is sitting level
- If your water heater runs on gas make sure the connection is still secure and there are no leaks (smell of gas, etc)
Most assume their water heater is secure during installation, which typical installations certainly make sure it's level and connections are secure but most are not earthquake proof. Severe shaking and rattling, like what occurred during this past earthquake have caused a large number of our customers to have their water heaters damaged.
We have had a crazy week with the Earthquake and subsequent after-shocks and now with Hurricane Irene hot on our tails it looks as though things may get worse.
If you are experiencing any issues with your water heater that you cannot diagnose and troubleshoot on your own contact us and we'll send out a service technician to sort things out for you right away.