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Scheduling regular water heater maintenance can help keep your unit in great working condition and reduce energy consumption during operations. There are, however, common problems that may arise with its continued use. Leaks are one of the most common reasons homeowners need water heater repair in Stamford, CT. JNR Plumbing discusses the top causes of water heater leaks below:
Loose Drain Valve
The drain valve helps empty the tank before cleaning. The valve may become loose with continued use, causing the water heater to leak. Tightening the loose valve can help solve the problem, but if the problem is at the base of the valve, you may have to call a technician for the proper solutions. Delaying repairs may lead to premature water heater replacement, so it’s best to schedule repairs when necessary.
Old Water Tank
Water tanks may start leaking as they age. The natural wear and tear of materials cause the water tank to form rust. Corrosion causes the tank to develop cracks through which the water leaks. Our technicians conduct water tank replacements for old water tanks, especially in cases of irreversible damage. If you have an older unit, consider upgrading to a tankless water heater to enjoy improved efficiency.
Excessive Water Pressure
The increased pressure can cause the water to leak through connection points. In cases where the tanks are exceptionally old, the pressure may cause the tank to crack.
Corroded Anode Rod
The anode rod protects your water heater from rust. However, when the anode rods wear out and is not replaced, your water heater will start to corrode and eventually leak. To avoid costly water heater services, be sure to replace corroded anode rods promptly.
The best way to resolve a leaking water heater problem is to contact professional technicians. At JNR Plumbing, we offer quality water heater installation, repair, and maintenance services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.