You are living in the Bakersfield area and there seems to be a leak coming from the water heater in your basement. The problem is that the water heater is behind a finished wall which makes doing the repairs yourself more difficult. You ask yourself is this a fix it yourself situation or one where you will need to call a professional plumber and construction contractor?
In general when you talk about water in the basement there are common problems, as to why it must be resolved quickly. One is that water in a place that has little to no venting, as within a basement area, gives way to mold and mildew. This can be dangerous for your family’s health. Mold and mildew can lead to health issues such as difficulty in breathing, heart and lung issues and other problems.
*Call A Professional Plumber and Construction Contractor For Advice
If the leak in the basement is within the water heater behind a finished wall, then it will definitely require the aid of a professional plumber. You may also have to call a construction contractor to take the finished wall down, while the plumber seeks to find the source of the leak. Due to the fact that water travels, it is a difficult thing for you to fix it yourself. Some water leaks, even if they are in the basement can be repaired by you. However, this requires you understanding how to repair the leak and also finding the source of the leak.
*Assess The Situation and The Source of The Leak
A professional plumber and construction contractor can come in and help you assess in what is the best way to proceed. Calling both professionals at the same time, will help you in understanding if the finished wall needs to be taken down with minimal effort and cost. Once the finished wall has been removed, a professional plumber can then come in, find the source of the leak in the water heater and repair it.
*Clear Out Mold and Mildew in The Area
Now that you are aware that there is mold and mildew in the area because of the water leak, make sure and have it cleaned and cleared out by a professional. This can cause dangerous after affects that can make your family sick. These health issues are real for those who have been exposed to mold and mildew.
If you know that your water leak is coming from your water heater in the basement, then hiring a professional should be done before you proceed with repairing. You will also need a construction contractor to see if the wall needs to be taken down entirely, or if certain aspects of the wall can be taken down, for the plumber to get to the source of the leak. Speaking with professionals will lessen the burden on you that the repairs were done successfully. There is nothing worse to a homeowner, than to have a water leak in a place like the basement, that offers little to no ventilation and gives way to toxins, mold and mildew that can be unhealthy for your family.