Main Causes of Water Heater Leaks

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Whether you have a traditional or tankless water heater, Rowe Plumbing and Drain is standing by to provide comprehensive water heater services at your home or commercial property. We’re also pleased to offer the following information on some of the most common causes of water heater leaks.

Faulty Installation

If your water heater is leaking and it’s still relatively new, poor water heater installation practices may be to blame. Our team is equipped to diagnose and repair this type of problem to prevent damage to the water heater itself as well to the surrounding area.

Rust and Corrosion

Over time, rust and corrosion can eat away at a tank’s metal surface and connections. This will eventually lead to leaks that grow in size until significant property damage occurs unless you call in one of our experts to provide water heater repair in Battle Ground, WA, to fix the problem.

Damaged Connections and Piping

Water heaters are connected to both supply and outlet pipes. If the connection between the tank and the piping breaks down or if the pipe is compromised in some way, a leak can occur. Periodic water heater inspection by a plumber in Battle Ground, WA, from our team can provide early detection of potential problems so that they can be repaired quickly.

Tank Age

Like all mechanical devices, a water heater has an expected service life during which it can be expected to perform its critical function. Older tanks are far more prone to leaks and other problems than newer tanks. If you suspect that your tank is more than 10 or 15 years old, water heater replacement may be in order.

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For more details on our water heater services and general plumbing work, contact Rowe Plumbing and Drain today. We’ll schedule an on-site consultation with you anywhere in or around Battle Ground, WA, right away.