Water Heater Leak Remediation
Water heater leaks often occur without warning, creating a water damage emergency for homeowners. If you are experiencing a leaking hot water system, it is imperative that you contact a dry out professional as soon as possible to contain the situation and dry out all affected areas quickly to avoid further, more expensive damage. Pooling water and even moisture left to sit in dark places, such as within your ceiling or walls, is a haven for mildew and mold growth. Restoration XP is a local dry out specialist with a crew ready to handle your water heater emergency. Put our expertise and years in the dry out industry to work for you.
Why Do Water Heaters Burst?
There are three primary causes of water heaters breaking – a build-up of sediment, corrosion in the tank and too much pressure. The latter is the biggest culprit we see when we get a call for a burst hot water heater. Well-functioning water heaters have a relief valve that opens up when pressure begins to build in the system, but tanks wear down over the years and components can become faulty. When this occurs, too much pressure builds in the tank, leading to a burst or "explosion." Regular HVAC maintenance should be performed, but, if you have an emergency, call the water damage pros at (800) 858-1701 for immediate action.
What to Do if Your Water Heater Breaks
- Quickly turn off the water supply from the valve located on your water heater to prevent further water damage.
- Use caution. Your system may be hot. Open the pressure relief valve to release any pressure in the system.
- Rinse with cold water to quickly get water temperatures down.
- Call Restoration XP at (800) 858-1701 to assess the damage and to begin the drying out process.
What If I Have Water Dripping From My Ceiling?
If you've had a large enough leak to penetrate walls and flooring, call Restoration XP immediately to begin the process of drying out all affected areas and to keep water damage to a minimum. If a good deal of water has leaked from your water heater, we may need to expose walls or floorboards to fully dry interior structures. The benefits of quickly drying all surfaces are the prevention of mildew and dangerous mold growth and the prevention of costly damage in the future. For years, Restoration XP has cared for homes and businesses in the area that have suffered water heater rupture, and we've got a crew standing by to help you, too. Simply call (800) 858-1701 for quick action.