Water Heater Leaking Problems and Fixes

Water Heater Leaking Problems and Fixes

A home plumbing system needs constant attention and TLC in order to go on functioning correctly. Over time, components at any given time will start to give out, leak, and cause serious damage to the structure of your home if care is not taken. For example, water heater leaking results when the heating unit is ignored for a long time so that developing issues turn into serious problems that are expensive to repair. In some cases, plumbing that is not maintained and kept in good repair will have to be completely replaced due to extremely damaging issues. For example, a leaky faucet can turn into a full on faucet replacement project if the initial leak is given enough time to strip components, erode the copper, and warp the washers inside. With the help of Roto-Rooter, you can use the tools, products, and services necessary to make sure that things get fixed quickly and are able to be easily maintained after.

Water Heater Leaking Problems

There are a lot of different problems that can develop within a water heating system that can give you a headache or two. One of the most common problems is a water leak in the storage tank. Because hot and cold water is constantly coming into contact with the tank of a water heater, the inner structure can easily get warped and start to leak. When this happens, it is important to get the leak fixed immediately. Failing to do so may ruin the heater beyond repair and force you to buy a complete replacement.

One way to ensure that your system is always running smooth is to flush it out regularly. Flushing cleans out the gunk buildup and also relieves building pressure inside. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Hook a hose to the drainage valve.
  2. Run the hose to a nearby sink for drainage.
  3. Turn on the drainage valve and allow all the hot water to drain.
  4. Allow the cold water filling the tank to continue to drain and flush out the impurities.

Another leak that is a serious danger to your safety is in units that use natural gas. If a water leak ever puts out the pilot light within your heater, escaping fumes can start to fill the surrounding living space. Make sure to turn off the gas before performing repairs to avoid lethal inhalation of gas.

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