When it comes to water heater leaks, there are virtually endless potential causes. However, most water heater leaks are caused by one of several common culprits, including:
When you spot pools of liquid near the tank, this may not actually be the result of a leak. Condensation tends to build up on the outside of the water heater when cold water coming into the tank is cooler than the air outside. As condensation builds, you may begin to see drips and wet spots on the ground near your water heater, but this is normal and does not necessarily mean it is malfunctioning in any way. However, condensation does not produce puddles or standing water, and you should promptly connect with a plumber if you notice either of these.
As you’re evaluating your water heater and checking for signs of leakage, watch for other potential signs that your water heater is broken or in need of repairs.
Call one of our Winchester plumbers immediately if you notice any of the following:
The majority of these tend to occur as a result of a tank that is old and worn out. Getting broken valves, gaskets, and other parts fixed will likely help alleviate problems such as dripping and leaking, but minor repairs may not always prevent the inevitable breakdown of a corroded water heater.
All that to say, if your water heater is getting along in years and has become significantly less effective, you may save yourself time, money, and a lot of cold showers by opting for an entirely new water heater. The best way to determine your next moves is to get a second opinion from a professional.
At Casco Plumbing LLC, we know water heaters. We’ve been repairing, installing, and replacing water heaters for 25 years and are able to answer all your questions, especially when it comes to leaks. Our experienced Winchester plumbers can help you evaluate how your water heater is working and make sure all the parts are functioning properly in order to prevent further problems.
When you need water heater repairs in Winchester, our team is here to help. We provide 24/7 service and are always available to take your calls.
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