The Dangers Of Old Water Heaters

Oh, the Things We Have Seen with Water Heaters!

Did you know that they can cause fires, or even EXPLODE?  Not to mention the damage they can cause by just a little leak.

This is one appliance and that you want to take care of. Without regular repairs and inspections, it can cause all sorts of havoc. With that being said let’s dip into some of what we have seen.

Critter Infestations are a Real Problem for Water Heaters

Mice and cockroaches are the worst offenders as they are small enough to get into not only the burner assembly but also the vent as well. They make their nests in the burner assembly area and leave droppings and basically can just cause all kinds of problems for your water heater if they aren’t dealt with immediately. Of course, cockroaches can get into areas on a water heater that even mice can’t get into and that can cause even more trouble. GROSS!

Water Heater Leaks Cause More than Damage

This is the result of an unknown and undiscovered leak. Usually, we only find mold, fungus is a whole other ballgame! Once the mold and or fungus is discovered, the cost of repairing and restoring the affected area will likely increase and the time it will take to get your new water heater installed could be longer as well. Routine Maintenance is something we offer at Plumber Near Me. Check it Out Here.

Water Heater Fires and Explosions

If gas is leaking in or around your water heater, the small ignition flame can ignite the gas, causing a catastrophic explosion. Also, built-up Water pressure can create a bomb – As water is heated, pressure builds inside the tank. Normally, your water heater shuts off or releases the built-up pressure through a safety valve. However, if these safety mechanisms fail, the pressure can mount until the tank eventually gives way. Inspect your water heater and its surroundings as if your life depends on it, because it does!

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