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A water heater provides many functions for your home. As a mechanism, it works by creating warm and hot water for bathing, laundering clothes, and cleaning dishes.  Imagine how you would live daily life without hot water. Not only would it be uncomfortable for bathing, but you would have difficulty keeping everything clean and sterilized.

a leaky water heater can escalate quickly

To avoid having your water heater break it’s important to know the warning signs indicating that it isn’t working correctly. One of the most serious warning signs is a leaky water heater. Ignoring a leaky water heater could result in some of the following consequences.

  1.  Corrosion and rusting of the inner part of the tank.
  2. Unresolved leaking could eventually break down the water heater enough to cause flooding.
  3. A need to have damaged parts replaced or having to have a new water heater installed.

If you notice issues such has a lack of warm water, strange sounds coming from the water heater, or water pooling near the water heater, it’s important to call in a professional right away. Over time, a water heater can deteriorate significantly. If you’ve had the same water heater for a long time, it might be best to get it replaced. Since issues with a leaky water heater can escalate quickly, you need to act as soon as you notice a problem. By doing so, you’ll be able to avoid flooding and further damage to the water heater itself and to your home. You’ll also be able to enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything is in good condition.