Imagine this, you are at home relaxing or walk in the door from a long day at work or even asleep and heard a loud popping noise & then water everywhere. This will eventually happen to all water heaters, which is why preventative maintenance is key to catching the problem before it starts. If you learn about the signs it’s easier to catch so you aren’t dealing with a huge and costly problem.
Why Does a Water Heater Break?
If you have a gas or electric water heater, the same things can happen to both. They typically will last you anywhere from 10-13 years. One of the first signs that you need a new water heater is you’ll start to notice a small leak where the water supply is. If you don’t fix the leak when you see it, it will start to damage your surrounding floor and drywall. This could also lead to the larger problem within your water heater of corrosion and failure. Another one of the common problems is rust and sediment buildup inside the heater as well as high water pressure.
Can I keep my water heater from breaking?
Like most house hold appliances getting an inspection by a professional will be your best bet to catch a water heater before it breaks or bursts, this will also help your water heater last longer. You should make a point to check your water heater yearly to ensure it’s working properly. If you think it could be starting to break, the faster you fix the issue, the more likely you’ll be able to save the water heater and any issues that come along with it.
What to do when your water heater breaks?
If your water heater is broken or has burst – it’s best to call a professional. Trying to fix the problem yourself could cause a bigger problem that could end up costing you more money and stress.
If you need emergency help with your water heater, call Elite Plumbing & Heating – we offer 24/7 services with any heating or plumbing