Burst Water Heater: Why It Happens
Water heaters provide homes with much-needed comfort and conveniences, but many people take them for granted until they malfunction. Some of them even neglect maintenance, causing underlying problems to worsen. In this case, water heaters are likely to fail or burst, which can lead to costly damage.
Save yourself the trouble by having the experts at A.M. Plumbing & Rooter take care of your hot water heater. In this post, we discuss why burst water heaters happen and how to prevent them.
1. Excessive Internal Pressure
Water heaters come with a temperature and pressure (T&P) relief valve to keep the pressure in the tank at bay. However, the pressure can still wear down the tank over time, increasing the risk of bursting. If the T&P valve leaks or frequently opens, call us for water heater repair in Corona, CA, as soon as possible.
Water heater tanks are made of steel, which means they are susceptible to rust. To deal with this problem, they come with an anode rod that protects them from corrosion; however, this rod eventually deteriorates. If you don’t replace it promptly, the tank will start to rust.
If you get brownish-hot water, chances are your tank is rusting. Get water heater services to address the problem and minimize the risk of bursts occurring.
3. Sediment Buildup
If you hear popping or banging sounds from your water heater installation indicates sediment buildup that needs to be flushed as soon as possible. Mineral deposits from water accumulate at the bottom of your water heater tank over time. This sediment creates a barrier that separates the water from the tank’s heating elements, causing it to work harder than needed.
Keep your traditional or tankless water heater from bursting by turning to A.M. Plumbing & Rooter. We offer a wide range of services, including repairs, maintenance, and replacements. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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