Water Heaters: An Unlikely Source of a Leak
Water Heater leaks can and will occur at any point in time. They can linger on for days or weeks in an area you don’t normally walk through in your home. The cold-weather months are well known to be a busy season for water heater leaks. Making sure you monitor your water heater is very important during the winter months. The two most common reasons for water heater leaks are that:
- Cold temperatures cause the metal parts of your water heater to expand, thus causing leaks to form.
- Older water heaters metal become less durable and cause expansion. This can be even more severe if the water heater is located in a non-heated part of your home.
In staying warm these winter months it is critical to monitor your water heater and make sure that you are regularly inspecting and keeping notes on abnormalities with the water color and temperature in your home. By being proactive you will save your home from having potential leaks that could turn into standing water or in the worst case scenario, mold. If you suspect your home is impacted by a water heater leak, call your local SERVPRO experts at (586) 296-3331 or email us at SERVPRO9752@gmail.com.