Hot Water Tanks A Common Cause Of Water Damage In Homes

Hot water tank failure is a common cause for water damage in a home.  It will leave you with a mess to clean up, no hot water for showering, washing dishes and laundry.  Hot water tanks are often forgotten and overlooked just because they always seem to be working fine.   Check the age of your tank and when it was serviced last.  If your not sure record the serial number and check online at the manufactures website.  Aging hot water tanks rust, develop leaks and need to be replaced within 10 years.

Tank Failure Signs.

  • No Hot Water – Check to see if the pilot light is on.  You can re-lite but it could be time to have your tank serviced.
  • Running out of Hot Water – A clogged flue or vent could be the problem or defective thermostat is also possible.  Service call is needed.
  • Rumbling and noise – You may have sediment build up on the bottom of the tank causing it once it starts heating up.  Replacement time.
  • Pilot Will Not Stay Lit – Could be thermocouple or other issues.  Tank must be serviced.
  • Water is to hot – Check what temperature you have it set at but it could be the thermocouple.
  • Rusty Colored Water – If you have rusty water on the hot side piping in your home, this can be a sign that your water heater is rusting away on the inside and will leak soon.  Replacement time.
  • Slow Recovery Time – Sign you may have venting issues or sediment it stopping the unit from recovering. Tank should be serviced.
  • Pressure Relief Valve Leaking – Service quickly to avoid water spraying all over.
  • Hot Water Tank is Leaking – this is a big problem and needs to be repaired or replaced immediately.  Even slight moisture or water.  Service quickly.

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