People depend on their water heaters for taking showers and washing clothes, among other daily tasks. But when the water heater leaks, your home or business may be susceptible to serious damage. Unaddressed, a leaky water heater could rupture and flood a home, apartment, or business. If you suspect your water heater is leaking, contact expert plumbers in Gainesville, FL, with Quality Plumbing of Gainesville Inc. for premier water heater leak and rupture remediation.
Quality Plumbing of Gainesville Inc. performs leak detection and repair services on water heaters in Florida. Our plumbers inspect the water heater thoroughly to pinpoint the source of the leak and repair any issues they find. When a water heater needs to be replaced, we can help you choose the best model based on your needs and preferences. Once you decide on a model, we will professionally install it for you. If a water heater does rupture, we respond right away with 24-hour emergency plumbing services. Contact Quality Plumbing of Gainesville Inc. for service on a leaky or burst water heaters today!
A water heater leak can result from any number of causes that plumbing professionals look for during inspections.
Water pressure in the supply pipes can force water to spray from pipes or water heater leaks. Possible sources of the leaks include the connector for one of the supply pipes, the pipes themselves, or the water heater. The connector may leak because it’s loose, cross-threaded, or improperly fit. The pipes and water heater may leak because of disintegrating metal from mineral corrosion. But it’s hard to know where the water is leaking from without a professional inspection. Plumbers can seal most leaks, but if the leak is severe, they may need to replace the fittings, pipes, or water heater.
The temperature and pressure (T&P) relief valve is a safety feature that releases pressure and excess water. It either sits in a basin or runs down a drain in the floor. This release of the water is normal to the water heater’s operation.
It’s also normal for water droplets to trickle out the valve on occasion. However, a continuous flow of water from the T&P relief valve indicates that the part is faulty, in which case, a plumber needs to intervene.
Many conventional storage-tank water heaters have a lifespan of about one decade. After ten years, the tank has suffered enough mineral corrosion that it may rupture from water pressure. The contents of the tank, which can be 50 gallons of water or more, then spill onto the floor. If the water is left standing, it can cause extensive water damage.
To preempt a burst water heater, you should upgrade a storage-tank water heater every few years. Newer systems are also more energy-efficient, which is another bonus. Alternatively, you could make the switch to a tankless water heater, which has no risk of bursting. A plumber can advise you on a tankless water heater and perform the installation.
Don’t let a leaky water heater cause you unnecessary grief. Quality Plumbing of Gainesville Inc. offers quick and easy scheduling for leak detection and repair services. We are known for friendly, knowledgeable, and professional service, and our plumbers’ attention to detail means nothing is overlooked and repairs always last. To learn more about plumbing services for water heaters and more, contact us today!