A water heater utilizes a series of components to coordinate water levels, water temperatures and water pressures within a closed system. The backflow preventer serves as one of the check valves responsible for water pressure levels. Problems with a backflow preventer can cause significant damage to a home or business’ water heater and plumbing systems. Signs of water heater problems include: hot water interruption, inadequate hot water, rust-colored water, water which exhibits a sulfur (“rotten egg”) smell, rumbling or popping noises, whining noises, and water leakage around base of the water heater.
If you encounter any of these issues, shut off your water heater, and call the Drain Doctor right away. Turn off power to an electric water heater with the shut off button, or by turning off the circuit breaker or fuse. Turn a gas water heater valve to “pilot” setting. Shut off the water supply to the water heater.
At the first sign of water heater problems, water pressure inconsistency, polluted water, water back up, signs of rot, or other plumbing issue, call us right away. We’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to solve all your plumbing needs. Our work is guaranteed by a limited warranty. There is no surcharge for evenings, weekends or holidays. Call us today; (888) 554-LEAK.