Water Heater Leak in St. Louis
On August, 10, 2016
If you all of a sudden find out that you water heater is leaking in O’Fallon, that is certainly a cause for alarm. However, it might not necessarily mean that you automatically have to call a technician to come to your home. Sometimes, some simple fixes can solve the problem.
However, if these don’t work, do not hesitate to call the professionals with Rivers Plumbing Company. We know every make and model of water heater and can get yours up and running quickly. If your water heater has to be replaced, we will work with you to find the right one for your needs and install it fast so you can be back up and running.
- Condensation: If condensation is visible around the base of your tank, it can accumulate to the point to where it starts to pool. This is disconcerting, but it may not signal a problem. When the weather turns really cold in Missouri, condensation can occur as the cold water entering your water heater’s tank mixes with the hot water already inside. As the tank warms the incoming water – or as the temperature outside begins to rise – the condensation will very likely subside.
- High Temperature: If the thermostat is set too high, the Temperature-Pressure Relief (TPR) valve may stay open and lead to the formation of a puddle of water on the floor. Lower the thermostat and see if the problem subsides. If it doesn’t, then you may have a malfunctioning TPR valve. This is a problem that needs to be fixed immediately because there is a risk that your water heater could explode.
- Loose Drain Valve: Many people have their water heater in the same area as their washer and dryer. When they do laundry in these cramped quarters, they can easily nudge that valve just a bit and cause dripping to begin. If you notice a leak, make sure the valve is tight enough. You may need to call a technician, however, if the dripping continues, because replacing a faulty valve is a job for a professional.