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Water Heater Leaking North Dallas TX: Why Is Your Water Heater Leaking By Michael Hart

  in Business | Published 2015-01-11 06:22:16 | 108 Reads | Unrated

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http://www.tristar-plumbing.com/- If you have a water heater leaking in North Dallas TX, call Tri Star Plumbing today at 469-353-6101 and get immediate attention for your problem.

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We take our water heaters for granted most of the time for one very, simple reason: they’re made really well to last a long time.  So what happens when you step into an ice cold shower and you can no longer take piping hot water for granted?  Well, first you call work and tell them you refuse to come in dirty.  Next, you check your circuit breakers or fuses to see if anything’s been tripped or blown.  If those are okay, you then inspect the water heater itself.  The biggest, visible problem you might find is that your water heater is

ong>leaking in North Dallas TX.  If there’s a growing puddle around your water heater, find the water shut-off and stop the flow of water to the unit.

After you’ve stopped more water flowing into the heater, your next step is to unplug it.  Make extra sure that you’re not standing in a puddle of water when you reach for the 220V plug!  Once the water heater has been disabled, you can call a plumber for help because leaks are a pretty big deal, depending on where they’re coming from on the unit.  And while you’re waiting for him, think about the most common reasons for a water heater to be leaking in North Dallas TX:

Loose Drain Valve.   This is actually the most common reason that water heaters leak.  The leak is usually slow so you won’t see a giant puddle of water but you’ll definitely notice some water.  Although the valve is easy to tighten with a wrench, it’s also easy to over-tighten, which is why you’ll need professional help for this.

Too much pressure.   If the temperature on your water heater is set too high, it can cause a build-up of pressure inside the tank.  The unit’s temperature pressure-relief valve is the fail-safe component on your water heater that discharges excess water if the pressure gets too high.  If your pressure-relief valve has discharged water, it’s a sign that something is wrong inside the unit that should be checked out.

Old water heater.   The lifespan of a water heater depends on the model you purchased.  Usually, spending more money on one means it will last longer.  Normally, you should expect it to last no less than 5 years and all the way up to 20 years or more.  As the units get older, rust and corrosion can cause the metal casing of the tank to fail and you can have either a catastrophic failure or a slow leak that picks up over time.  Regardless, these kinds of leaks aren’t fixable and will require you to purchase a new unit and have it installed by a professional plumber as soon as possible.

If your water heater is leaking in North Dallas TX or you have any other plumbing problems that require the help of skilled technicians, call Tri Star Plumbing Service at 469-353-6101.  And visit us at www.tristar-plumbing.com to learn about the many services we provide.

Water heater leaking North Dallas TX
Tri Star Plumbing Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 6015
Frisco, Texas 75034-0225
(469) 353-6101

 

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