3 Reasons: Why Water Heater Leaking?

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3 Reasons: Why Water Heater Leaking?

Moisture causes corrosion to metal things and damage to furniture and walls. Water leakage is worse, especially when you have neighbors on the floor below. You will have to do repairs in your and your neighbor’s apartments. Finding a contractor and waiting for a pro who can come anytime and consult you on various problems is the top solution.

When something breaks in your boiler, people on YouTube might recommend

● finding a contractor to have a person who can solve the problem or
● troubleshooting and fixing.

The first recommendation is the safest one. Many reasons can result in water heater leaking. An expert tests the heater, connections, gas or electricity, and fixes everything. In case you have never dealt with finding a contractor, you will have to select a reliable company to hire a pro.

It often happens that a person does not have contact numbers of experts but notices a hot water heater leaking from overflow pipe. What to do? One needs to examine the heater to find out the reason. Besides, it is better to react quickly. It is too risky to have hot water around, especially if the boiler is electric.

Step 1. Remember What Type of a Boiler You Are Using
Hot water heater leaking causes interior damages and signals about the malfunction of the water heater. One usually deals either with a gas or electric water heater.

A person should secure the area. It is necessary to switch off the device. In case a boiler has serious malfunctions, isolation might fail, and a person might receive an electric shock. So, a user must remove the plugger from the socket and switch off a fuse box.

If you have a gas heater, it will be necessary to turn off the gas dial (you can find it on the lower side of the boiler). Due to that, gas will not supply the device and heat the liquid. If you are not sure how to deactivate the heater, consider finding a contractor.

Safety hazards are vitally essential. If you see leaking on the wall, pipes, or the floor, put on rubber gloves. Thanks to that, hot water and/or electric wires will not hurt you. After, dry the wet surface on the floor, the wall, and the heater. Due to that, you will know whether it leaks or there is another reason (splashes, condensation, etc.). If this job is too dangerous for you, finding a contractor is the best solution. A pro knows how to do that quickly and qualitatively.

Step 2. Finding a Contractor to Identify the Source of the Leakage
This step might be the easiest or the most difficult. Professionals suggest either finding a contractor or checking 3 basic things.

1. Connections
There can be water heater leaking from top and bottom of the tank. The most common reason is the looseness of contacts. A person can find pipes that supply the tank with water or provide the outlet of hot water. It is necessary to be very careful. The temperature might be too high, and a person can receive a burn. If the leakage occurs there, one should just take a pipe wrench and tighten it. One should do that slowly so as not to overdo or loosen the connection when wrenching in the wrong direction. Finding a contractor prevents additional problems with pipes.

2. Temperature and pressure
Every professional knows that there is pressure inside pipes and heaters. When the temperature or the pressure is too high inside the boiler, it might release some water to stabilize the situation. Consequently, you should check the valve. If you see the water heater pressure relief valve leaking, you will have to lower the temperature and check the pressure. Sometimes, the situation gets out of control, so finding a contractor might be the only solution.

3. A drain valve
The last thing to check is the drain valve. It serves to empty the tank and clean it. It might break due to corrosion. Besides, it might get loose, so one should try to tighten it. If it does not work, one will need to replace it.

Step 3. Fix It or Think of Finding a Contractor
Finding a contractor guarantees excellent replacement and fixing of broken details. Hot water heater leaking from top is a serious problem and the solution cannot be delayed. Everything gets wet and steamy. So, a person must fix it or replace the required detail. Professionals advise paying attention to things a person must regularly check after the installation.

● setting (pressure and temperature are to be right)
● installation (walls and floor under the tank are to be dry and cold)
● pipes (no damages and leaking)
● scale (periodical cleaning)
● corrosion (no dark red or yellow spots on the surface)
● the surrounding area (proper isolation and no naked electrical wires)

Finding a contractor might simplify the task. An expert installs and troubleshoots quickly without additional expenses.

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