A leaking water heater can be dangerous. If your water heater is leaking, call Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help.
You were getting ready to bathe Biscuit before dressing him as a puppy pirate for the Paw Fest last night when you noticed you had no hot water. You went to check on your water heater only to find it was leaking from the bottom.
Water heaters can leak for many reasons, hunker.com says. Those causes include a rusted tank, loose valves, or a damaged heating element. That’s irritating enough, but many homeowners don’t know that a leaking water heater can be dangerous.
“If the leak is caused by a buildup of water, it should be controlled by the temperature pressure relief valve, which is designed to release excess water when pressure builds up in the water heater. However, if the water temperature is set too high, the water pressure is too high or the relief valve is broken or damaged, the pressure may build up in the tank and the tank could explode,” hunker.com says.
Hunker.com adds, “One of the most basic dangers of a leaking water heater is the damage to the surrounding floor and walls. This can lead to mold and can even seep down to the foundation of the home, which can ultimately weaken the foundation and lead to other problems. Any water around a water heater should be cleaned up thoroughly as soon as possible, and the area should be monitored well for potential mold or mildew that may grow as a result of water exposure.”
What’s a homeowner to do? Call a water heater expert like the trusted water heater pros at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.
Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the plumber of choice in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties since opening in 1924. During that almost century, Billy the Sunshine Plumber has repaired and replaced lots of water heaters. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is available 24/7/365. Nights, weekends, or holidays, there’s no need to stress because Billy the Sunshine Plumber is always here for you.
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