Warning: Your Water Heater Might Explode

You’ve probably have seen those action movies which feature climax scenes of people’s houses exploding. While that may have seemed very exciting on the big screen, you probably wouldn’t think it was that exciting if it happened to your actual home, right? Well, if you don’t take care of your water heater, that movie scene might become a reality for you. There are a few signs you should look out for that could mean your water heater might explode.

A Gas Leak

If your water heater is powered by gas, you should have it regularly inspected to make sure there are no cracks in the gas lines. If there are, the gas could easily come in contact with the heater’s ignition flame and cause a crazy explosion.

High Water Pressure

When your unit heats water, pressure naturally builds within the tank. While there are safety mechanisms in place that normally what shut the tank off when the pressure gets too high, if those mechanisms are faulty or fail, too much pressure can build up and cause your water heater to explode.

Too Much Sediment Build-up

Over time, sediment can build up at the bottom of your tank. If you forget to drain your tank at least once a year, water pressure can build up underneath the sediment, eventually causing a burst. Think of it as when boiling water spills out from underneath a pot lid — this is the same concept.

If you’re worried your water heater might explode, call the experts at Ace Solves It All. We can provide you with thorough water heater inspections and maintenance to ensure your tank is in good condition and won’t pose a threat to your home. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 499-8006.​ We offer services for traditional and tankless water heaters – learn more today!

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