While your home water heater may last a decade or more, it does need attention. Neglecting water heater repair or maintenance needs in your Apple Valley, CA, home can lead not only to inconveniences but also to hazards. Here are three common hazards of a leaking water heater in your home.

Property Damage

A leaking water heater can damage your house‚Äôs walls and the surrounding floors. Too much moisture on the floor can seep down your house’s foundation and encourage biological growth.

Check for any water accumulation near the water heater and clean it up as soon as possible. You should also check the surroundings to identify the growth of algae, which can occur due to water exposure.

Rusty Pipes

The pipes transporting water to and from the water heater can become rusty over time. Too much rust can cause corrosion, which might result in water leaks.

This could affect the efficiency of the water heater as well as compromise the quality of your water. You may need to find a professional to help inspect the pipes and perform the necessary repairs.

Broken Heating Element

A broken electric heater can cause water heater leaks. If you suspect a problem with the heating element, turn off the power and water before draining all water from the tank. You will then need to replace the gasket.

Trying to complete this repair by yourself can be risky. It’s best to ask a professional for help.

Call Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning today for your HVAC maintenance needs. Our qualified technicians will provide superior and efficient services to keep your home water heater performing at peak efficiency. Our experienced and dependable experts strive to provide high-quality services to ensure that you and your family have the comfort you deserve in your Apple Valley, CA, home.

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