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Understanding the Common Causes of Water Heater Failure in Oceana?

6/18/2024 (Permalink)

Water leaks out of a pipe on top of a water heater. We restore water damage 24/7 in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year. Oceana residents rely on us to restore water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Your trusty water heater quietly provides hot water for your daily needs, but it can quickly become a significant inconvenience when it fails. Sediment buildup is a common cause of water heater failure. Over time, minerals and debris in the water accumulate at the bottom of the tank, creating a layer of sediment. This buildup can reduce efficiency and eventually lead to overheating and failure.

Corrosion is another culprit. The constant exposure to water makes water heaters susceptible to rust, especially in older models or in areas with hard water, weakening the tank and causing leaks or even a complete rupture. High water pressure can also damage your water heater. Excessive pressure strains the tank and other components, increasing the risk of leaks and premature failure.

Finally, neglecting regular maintenance can significantly shorten the lifespan of your water heater. Without periodic flushing to remove sediment or inspections to catch potential issues early, your water heater is more likely to succumb to one of these common causes of failure.

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