Leaking Water Heater? When To Call a Plumber
A leaking water heater can cause a lot of headaches. Not to mention increased water bills. While toilets and pipes are the most common, water heater leaks are a likely source of wasted water, accounting for about 90 gallons lost every day in 10% of American homes. If you’ve noticed a spike in water utility costs with no other apparent reason, you might have a water leak.
A leaking water heater is not usually dangerous, but if left unchecked, it can cause greater damage to your home. Excess water can ruin floors, ceilings, drywall and your personal belongings.
Learn the signs of water heater leaks, so you can take quick action to have a water heater repair or replacement before bigger losses occur. Water heaters have intricate parts and valves that require a trained professional to ensure a proper repair has been done. If you need a replacement, you definitely want a professional plumber in your Fountain Hills home.
Signs & Causes of Water Leaks
If you hear dripping or even the sound of rushing water when standing next to the water heater, you could have a leak. Get visual confirmation by following the sound to its source. If you can’t see a drip or running water, but the sound is coming from the heater, a part may have broken inside the tank. The leak is contained but still needs attention. If you need a plumber in Fountain Hills, call Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling. They can quickly and efficiently repair or replace it.
Sometimes leaks occur in older storage tank units due to rust formation. Regardless of age, leaks sometimes occur at the tubes that enter and exit the tank or at the drain valve at the bottom. Even though tankless water heaters don’t “hold” water, they can still leak. Pinpointing the exact source of the leak and properly repairing it can often be difficult and requires the expertise of a plumber. Call Shadrach, where we faithfully serve to the highest degree!
If you notice water damage inside your home, standing water around your system or have experienced higher than normal water usage, contact the pros at Shadrach. One of our expert plumbers will assess your situation. If needed, we can complete a water heater repair or water heater replacement solution that meets your specific needs and budget.