Gas Water Heater Repair
It’s important to have your gas water heater serviced by a professional and at Leaside Plumbing, our team of licensed plumbers have the experience to safely repair all brands of gas hot water heaters.
Many plumbing problems can have more than one cause, but any of the issues below may indicate a problem with your gas water heater.
No hot water?
Check if the pilot light is on as without it gas will not be delivered through the valve. Also check to ensure the gas has been turned on.
Water is too hot?
This is likely an issue with the thermostat on the gas water heater, it may be defective.
Not enough hot water?
This could be a problem with the thermostat, or an indication of a clogged vent or flue. We also can’t rule out a faulty dip tube, the plastic tubing which carries cold water to the bottom of the tank.
No Pilot Light?
This may indicate a problem with the thermocouple or you may have a bad gas valve, which stops the gas going to the pilot light or burner. Some modern water heaters only ignite the pilot flame on a call for heat, so if you’re unsure give us a call and we can help you figure this out.
Pilot Light won’t stay on?
Similar to no pilot light, if the pilot light won’t stay on, this is likely a issue with the thermocouple or gas valve.
Burner won’t stay lit?
This may indicate a problem with the thermocouple, or flame sensor. Other issues may be a blocked exhaust vent, or the burners may need to be cleaned and serviced.
Servicing your Gas Water Heater
Contact Leaside Plumbing at (416) 423-8682 to troubleshoot and fix any of the above problems – if the unit needs to be replaced, our licensed plumbers can also supply and install a new gas water heater.
For newer models of gas water heaters, safety sensors should be replaced occasionally – an important plumbing job that should not be overlooked.
You can count on Leaside Plumbing to get the job done efficiently, quickly and hassle-free!