If you have a water heater in your house, there’s a high possibility that you’ll deal with a leak at one point. This will especially be the case if you use one with a tank. A leaking heater will lead to water wastage, which inflates the energy bill if left unrepaired for long. Furthermore, depending on where the tank is situated in the house, it can cause water damage to your property.
To avoid this scenario, it’s advisable to seek plumbing services if you notice a water heater leak. A licensed plumber can fix the problem or let you know if it's time to get a replacement. At EZ Dry Flood Damage, we specialize in water heater installation, maintenance, and repair. So, if you need professional help with any of these issues, hire our experts to get your heater working efficiently, in no time, and at an affordable cost.
Signs of Water Heater Problems
Usually, it’s easy to tell when your water heater is leaking, as there’ll be signs such as:
- Dripping Water
In most cases, leaking happens at the top of the tank where the pressure relief valve is, or at the bottom, at the drain valve. To solve this, these valves may need to be replaced. If the leak is from the bottom of your tank but not at the valve, it indicates an internal leak. The cause of this is mainly cracks in the tank, which expand when the heater is working. Normally, this happens to aged heaters that need to be replaced.
Water can also escape at the points where the tubes enter the tank because of a loose seal. Make sure you check these too and tighten them when inspecting the valves.
- Rusty Water
If the water coming out of the hot water pipes appears brownish, it’s an indication of corrosion inside the heater. Rusting eventually gives way to leaks. If your heater is corroding, it’s usually a sign of aging, and you should buy a new one. That said, it’s vital not to jump to conclusions that the heater is the cause of discolored water in your taps. The pipes could also be the problem, and that’s why you should call in a plumber to check your heater and diagnose the exact problem.
Another indication of a corroding tank can be foul-smelling water or water with a metallic taste.
Our Water Heater Services
Our experts at EZ Dry Flood Damage will let you know if it’s time to get a new water heater. Here, we recommend tankless water heaters since they’re more eco-friendly, efficient and require little maintenance compared to those with tanks. In addition, it's rare for tank-less heaters to have leaks since they’re only made up of piping and fittings. But whichever type of heater you prefer, we can help you find one that suits your needs and budget.
Get Reliable Water Heater Services Today
At EZ Dry Flood Damage, we’ll fix your water heater leak in record time to get your hot water running again. Contact us now on 858 524 329 for any queries, questions, or to schedule an appointment.