Hot Water Heater Pilot Light Won’t Light

water heater pilot lightI came across a great website the other day. It had tons of information about water heaters and water heater repairs for your business or home. I recently had a water heater problem and there was no hot water in our home when we woke up in the morning. I found the site to be extremely helpful.

When I went to check our gas water heater I noticed the pilot light was not lit. I decided to try and light it following the instructions that were attached to the tank. After several attempts of trying I knew something wasn’t right. I could smell gas but the pilot light would not light. I tried several times and then started to smell gas so I decided to shut off the main gas supply valve to the water heater and then shut off the water supply valve.

Before I decided to call a plumber to have a look at the water heater I decided to do some research on the Internet and the more I researched the more I found that this job is way over my head and decided to call a plumber to come and have a look at it.

We ended up replacing the tank because it was old and was nearing its life expectancy. Sure it would be nice to get away with fixing only the pilot light but what happens if the tank was leaking because it is old?

Having the new tank installed is one less thing to worry about. Water heaters are not made the same as the past years where they would last 25 years so I think this is money well spent investing in a new one.

Who wants to have your basement flooded and then have to deal with your insurance company and who knows what other problems will happen after that. One thing I know for sure is dealing with insurance companies is a pain in the butt and can take forever.

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