Water heater overflows are one of the deadliest types of water infiltration. Water heater lifespan of 8 to 15 years. Here is all you need to know about water heater overflows and clean-ups, as well as how to handle a leak or flood.
Overflowing Water Heater Causes:
Rust or malfunction are the two most common causes of a hot water heater overflowing or leaking.
Rust and Corrosion:
Water heaters feature a variety of metal elements, including valves, overflow pans, and the tank itself.
Thermostat malfunction or T&P:
The thermostat and the temperature/pressure valve are two important components of your water heater. Either or both can stop working effectively due to age, lack of maintenance, or a simple flaw.
Overflow or Burst Water Heater Dangers
Damages from Explosives:
Water heaters are built in such a way that if they burst, the force is directed upwards or downwards, minimizing any harm to the house.
Uncontrolled temperature, steam, and pressure building will cause the water heater to burst. A burst heater’s water and steam are hot enough to scald on touch and seriously injure anyone who rushes into the area without protection.
Fire and/or Electrocution:
Wiring is installed throughout your home, and we all know that water and electricity do not mix. If the electricity has been turned off or you have the right safety gear, never enter a flooded room.
Mold thrives in moist conditions, especially those with cellulose or wood to feed on which causes allergy-like respiratory and skin problems, as well as neurotoxin-like effects if they are allowed to proliferate unchecked.
Burst or leaky water heaters can overflow and cause substantial damage to your property even if there are no burns, electrocutions, fires, or mold.
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