Why Is Your Water Heater Leaking And How To Handle Them

A leaking water heater, whether it is an instant water heater or a storage water heater, might appear as a small problem, but can soon snowball into a major issue. Your walls, sub-floors, floors could be damage in the long run due to this seepage. A major water heater failure could end up flooding your rooms, causing loss of personal property and resulting in heavy repair bills. You may also want to note that wet and damp areas can also cause health problems such as asthma and allergic responses. Find out about the possible water heater leaking problems, how to spot them and how it may be addressed.

  1. Condensation drips

Condensation is usually formed when the tank is filled by cold water, and there is dripping or water vapor. You may observe this kind of situations during chilly months or when the tank is filled for the first time. Condensation on gas water heaters may also arise from the vent. But gas water heaters are not prevalent in Singapore. If you water heater is having such symptoms, you may not have to worry as it does not mean the water heater is leaking, merely condensation.

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  1. Leaking hot water tank

Water heater in Singapore have short longevity. Leaks from heaters tanks could be indicative of corrosion in your tank, and you should have it replaced by a plumbing company. First, however, you need to get the water out of the tank. You can try attaching a hose to the drain valve of the water heater, in order to have the tank emptied. Until the tank empties fully, you will have water flowing out through the hose.

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  1. Leaking valve for temperature-pressure relief

Water dripping from the valve for temperature-pressure (TP) relief or the water heater tank can be common. It is designed to get water out when excess pressure is sensed. This can be caused by excessive pressure buildup if you set the temperature too high, or if the special valves meant to lower water pressure in the water heater do not allow expansion of water inside the tank or in case the pressure of your primary water supply to home is excessively strong. The TP relief valve could also be flawed in some cases, and have to be immediately replaced. You should call up an experienced Water heater repair Singapore professional to handle the task should you feel any amiss.

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  1. Dripping drain valve

Water heater leakage can also occur from its drain valve. Check whether the drain valve of the water heater is dripping. In case it does, there is a need to tighten the drain valve to address the leaks. But should you encounter a defective valve, it is recommended to replace it, preferably by a water heater repair company.

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