Having a water heater breakdown is often thought of as more of a nuisance than an emergency. Even so, there are times when emergency Suffolk County water heater installation is needed. Whether your Suffolk County water heater installation is an emergency or not. Here are signs you should look for to know when it is time to replace your water heater.
#1. You have experienced a major water leak
Major water leaks have the potential to create extensive damage to your structure. Unless you remove your tank, most of the water is likely to stay in place, increasing the odds of mold or rotted woodwork. If you experience a water leak that does not stop after you have turned off the water supply, call for help immediately.
#2. A gas leak is present near your gas water heater
Should leaking gas come into contact with your unit’s pilot light, an explosion could ensue. If you notice the smell of leaking gas, turn off your gas line if possible. After that, contact the emergency number for your gas company. If you are a National Grid Long Island customer, the emergency phone number is 1-800-490-0045 on Long Island and the Rockaway Peninsula or at 718-643-4050 in Brooklyn, Staten Island and the remainder of the Queens service area.
#3. You are experiencing a carbon monoxide leak
Improper venting can result in back-drafting, in which case carbon monoxide would come back into your room. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause serious medical problems or even death. You will likely be unaware of a leak unless you have a carbon monoxide detector installed near your water heater. We recommend keeping a working detector close to your water heater as well as near any other combustible appliances such as a stove or furnace.
#4. Water is running out of your T&P valve
Your temperature/pressure relief valve or T&P is located on the top of your water heater and is designed to alleviate pressure. Water running out of this valve is a sign of malfunctioning, and should, therefore, be addressed at once to avoid an explosion.
If you are a homeowner or business owner in Suffolk County, we proudly provide Suffolk County water heater installation to a wide variety of satisfied customers. In need of a new water heater? Contact Waterheaters.com and we will help both answer your questions and help you choose the right replacement model.