Water heaters are a very important device to have in your home. Without a hot water tank, it is unlikely that you would receive any hot running water in your home. According to the US Department of Energy, it is estimated that approximately 102 million household water heaters are currently in service. Unfortunately, it is also estimated that millions of Americans will likely deal with a significant amount of problems with their water heater at some point or another. Water heaters are known to last approximately 10 to 20 years and once they reach the end of their lives, they begin to malfunction and cause problems for the average homeowner. In fact, there are many homeowners that could possibly experience significant damage to their property all because of a failing water heater. Therefore, it is critical to educate yourself on what to look out for when it comes to a malfunctioning water heater in your home. The minute you notice problems with your water heater, it may be necessary to get in touch with a professional plumber to assist you with your repairs and or new water heater installation.
Surprisingly, what many homeowners don’t know is that a majority of the major water damage problems that they face could have in fact been prevented with early detection of their most basic and minor leaks. Then, once these small leaks are caught, repairs must immediately follow to prevent the problem from getting worse. Most of the huge pipe bursts that have happened in the past have started off with a very slow leak that could have been caught. For some reason, many Americans tend to completely ignore the most minor league that they have in their home. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, studies reveal an average …Read more