A hot shower in the morning is a necessary part of our daily lives but leaking water heaters can wreak havoc in your home, resulting in costly damages. A leak detection device for your water heater can help secure your home and prevent disaster from happening, which is why every home and business should have one installed.
Let us lead you through the world of water heaters, how to know when there’s a leak, how to fix water leak detection sensors, and how to replace them.
The first sign of your water heater leaking is the most obvious: water pooling. The severity of your water heater leakage often depends on precisely where the water is leaking from. If it is coming from the drain valve, the odds are your valve needs to be replaced. If it coming from the tank itself, the likelihood of your water heater tank needing to be replaced is high. Other signs of your water heater failing include odd sounds and rumbling and rust-coloured water.
You’ll need to turn off your water heater. If it’s a gas water heater, the on/off switch will probably be on the water heater itself. If it’s an electric water heater, you’ll need to find the circuit breaker and switch it to ‘off’. Water heater leakage is a very specialised field and can cause serious problems if not dealt with professionally. Once you’ve turned off your water heater, its important that you call a licensed professional for further assistance.
Installing a water heater leak detector allows homeowners to stabilise and slow down the problem and call for help before serious and costly damage is inflicted on their property. A water heater leak detector will warn you about a leak in the system before it comes into contact with any items of concern in the home or building, most notably electrical items.
Prevention is better than cure which is where annual water heater maintenance comes in. A thorough flush and fill annual maintenance will minimize the chances of a water heater leak from occurring. Water heaters need to be flushed out and refilled on a yearly basis as sediment buildup can result in ineffective heating and premature failure.
Art Plumbing, AC & Electric offers a variety of SPP maintenance plans as well as water heater repairs, maintenance, replacement, installations, tankless gas and electric systems, and instant hot water dispensers for all your home water heating needs. Clients can choose from a variety of water heating systems, including standard, tankless or solar, while our flush and fill maintenance program cleans out water heater tanks, saves on energy costs, and restores efficiency.