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How to Prevent Water Heater Leaks

Water heater leaks can cause severe damage to your water heater and home. Moreover, having a leaky water heater means literal money down the drain as the efficiency of your system will undoubtedly be compromised.

In order to prevent water heater leaks, follow these tips and tricks:

Watch out for aging water heaters.

Most water heaters will last about 8 to 15 years before they go caput. If your water heater is nearing this age, keep a sharp eye on it for leaks and other efficiency problems. Sometimes, older water heaters can be repaired if they start to leak, but at a certain point, you might simply need a replacement.

Keep an overflow pan beneath your tank.

These are a great investment because they’re inexpensive but can save you a bundle in water damage. In case your water heater leaks or overflows, the pan will catch the excess water and stop it from sinking into the floor and foundation of your home. Even adding a water sealant on the floor can be helpful.

Try a water shut-off valve.

These valves will automatically shut off the water supply in the event they detect water underneath your unit. Some of these devices even have alarms on them to notify you they’ve been triggered.

Get regular water heater maintenance.

Finally, make sure you’re getting regular water heater maintenance at least once a year (or ideally twice a year). This tune up will flush storage tank water, check pressures and temperatures, and inspect the anode rod.

 

Having Water Heater Problems?

Busy Bee HVAC offers water heater repair for all water heater brands and models. Whether your water heater requires repairs for a leak, seasonal maintenance, or replacement, we can help!

We also invite you to join our Busy Bee BeeHive Club for ultimate savings and HVAC maintenance benefits. With membership, you’ll receive priority service, 10 percent off all water heater repair service and other HVAC repairs, no overtime charges, and 1 heating and cooling maintenance visit per year for just $99.

To book your water heater service appointment or sign up for the BeeHive Club, contact us today!