REPAIRS

LEAKY WATER HEATER

The lifespan of water heater is usually 10-13 years.  Unfortunately, once a water heater has sprung a leak, this means it will be time to replace that old rusty tank.  


What Causes A Leak?

Sediment build-up from years in your tank eventually rusts it causing a leak. 


Maintenance and Prevention 

It is recommended to replace your Anode Rod every 5 years and flush sediment out of your water heater once per year.

BURNER / PILOT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT

Did you hear a loud "boom" coming from the water heater?  If this is your case, most times replacing your burner assembly will solve the problem.   


Does your pilot come on, but once released, turns off?  Your thermocouple/pilot assembly is to blame.


What Causes A Burner to "Backfire"?

Debris from the gas line possibly obstructed the burner or at times it has caused a tear in some burner linings.


What Causes A Pilot to Go Out?

A pilot not staying lit can be several different factors but the most common is normal wear and tear.  A worn-out thermocouple is usually the culprit that can be easily replaced.


Maintenance and Prevention 

Installing a gas sediment trap as required per California Code on your water heater can help trap any debris going into your burner assembly. 


There are no prevented measures that you can take on an old thermocouple. 

GAS CONTROL REPLACEMENT

Did you successfully light your pilot  and once you adjusted to your desired temperature your burner did not come on?  You can  thank your gas control valve (thermostat) for that. 


What Causes A Gas Control Valve to Go Out?

Debris coming from the gas line can at time block the inlet.  Age can also play a factor. 


Maintenance and Prevention 

Installing a gas sediment trap as required per California Plumbing Code on your water heater.