You need your water heater every day, no matter the time of year. This means the water heater undergoes an enormous amount of stress, much more than your home heating system, and all that wear can lead to malfunctions. One of the most common kinds of water heater problems is leaking. The only place where you should see water coming out of the water heater is a few drips from the pressure release valve. If you notice water starting to pool around the water heater tank, it’s crucial that you call professionals to find the leaks, discover why they’ve started, and then find a solution to the problem.
Leaks will only worsen if left alone, so never hesitate to contact professionals to look into the issue! You can count on our experienced team for your water heater repairs.
Possible Causes of Water Heater Leaks
- High water pressure: The pressure inside a water heater tank is supposed to remain stable thanks to the expansion tank that cushions an increase. But conditions such as limescale and excess tank sediment can cause the water pressure to spike. One of the signs that this is happening is leaks that start to spring up at connection points.
- Sub-par soldering: This issue is often the result of amateur installation or repairs. A poor job soldering the connections makes it easy for leaks to spring up. You want professionals to take care of any water heater service you need so that these types of problems don’t occur.
- Corrosion: The weakening of the metal of a water heater due to corrosion will eventually create leaks. Although water heaters are designed to resist rust and other forms of corrosion for years, it can take hold of an aging system or one that doesn’t receive regular maintenance. Sometimes the corroded sections can be replaced, but in cases of an extremely old water heater it’s often best to replace the entire unit.
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