HELP, MY WATER HEATER IS LEAKING!

HELP, MY WATER HEATER IS LEAKING!

A leaking water heater can cause significant inconvenience since it is a crucial appliance in your home that provides hot water for various purposes such as taking showers, washing dishes, and doing laundry. In this regard, it is crucial to identify the causes of a leaking water heater and fix the problem promptly. Let’s explore some common reasons for this issue and how to resolve them.

DRAIN VALVE FAILURE

One common reason for a leaking water heater is a faulty drain valve, which is located at the bottom of the heater and used to release water during draining. With time, the valve can become corroded or damaged, leading to leaks. To fix this, you can replace the drain valve with a new one.

HOT WATER EXPANSION TANK

Another possible cause of a leaking water heater is a damaged or old hot water expansion tank. The tank is designed to hold excess water that expands when hot water is in the tank. If the tank is not holding water correctly, it can cause leaks, and you may need to replace it.

 

LOOSE CONNECTIONS

Loose connections between the pipes and the water heater can also cause leaks. Over time, connections can loosen due to corrosion or vibration. Tightening the connections can resolve this issue, but it’s best to consult a professional plumber for assistance.

 

DAMAGED TANK

Corrosion can cause steel water heater tanks to rust, leading to leaks. Cracks in the tank can also result from incorrect installation or an old heater. Unfortunately, the only solution to this problem is to replace the entire water heater.

 

SEDIMENTS IN THE TANK

Sediments in the water heater can cause rust and corrosion over time. Flushing the tank can remove the buildup of sediments. However, if the tank has already suffered damage, it will need to be replaced.

 

TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE

Finally, the temperature and pressure relief valve can cause water to leak if it is old or damaged. This valve is designed to release pressure, preventing the water from getting too hot. Replacing the valve can resolve this issue.

 

LET PRODIGY PLUMBING HANDLE YOUR WATER HEATER ISSUES

If you’re experiencing issues with your water heater, it’s best to seek the help of experts such as Prodigy Plumbing, who have years of experience in diagnosing and fixing water heater problems.

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