A leak is a problem no homeowner wishes to encounter. Whether from pipes to furnaces, a leak is a symptom that can lead to bigger problems in the household fixture system.
For a water heater, a leak acts like a cancer cell diagnosed with a terminal case.
Tankless water heaters are powered by electricity, and the combination of water and electricity is something anyone should take lightly. Even an experienced technician still takes every precaution to repair water heaters.
Water Heater Leak Causes
As we always mention in Einstein Pros, hasty and meager installation of household fixtures plays an important role in the functionality of the unit.
When a water heater is not installed properly, then the chances of early deterioration are high as well as the possibility of redundant problems.
Even a simple loose valve can pave the way for a leak in the water heater system. When installing water heaters, it is vital to do it properly to get the best of your investment.
Age and Deterioration
While tankless water heaters can last up to 15 years, it is not advised to keep it that long. Problems are bound to occur for household fixtures. Water heaters are no exception.
Over-time and with frequent use of the unit, water heaters slowly lose its quality, creating a series of issues until it finally begins to retire.
Sediment Build Up and Clogging
When there is clogging, water is unable to flow freely around the system. When this happens, pressure begins to find a way to push the water through the unit. This then creates cracks and eventually damage the water heater.
A solution to a Water Heater Leak
For tankless water heaters, the best solution would be to replace it. Keeping a damaged water heater, especially one that is leaking can be very dangerous, and not to mention, expensive on your part.
Einstein Plumbing provides quality replacement service for all types of water heaters including tanked water heaters, tankless water heaters, and heat pump systems. Call us now to book an appointment.