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Water Heater Leak in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Water Heater Replacement vs. Water Heater Repair

A water heater leak is usually a sign that you need to have your unit replaced. However, there are some instances where you may be able to have your model repaired.

  1. There may be a problem with the temperature and pressure relief valve. Either the valve isn’t closing properly because it is defective, or the water heater temperature is too high. The other possible cause is that the water pressure is too high for the unit. Make sure your water heater is set at about 120 degrees. If the leak continues, check to see if there is any corrosion or mineral buildup on the valve.
  2. The problem may simply be a buildup of condensation, which takes place when the air that surrounds your tank is warmer than the water that enters the tank.
  3. More than likely, however, you have a leaking tank due to corrosion. As sediment accumulates in a tank over time, it can eat away at the inside. Water will eventually come out and cause a leak. Left unattended, a leak can damage the area where the water heater is located. Unfortunately, this problem cannot be repaired.

Call Boyd Plumbing today if you have a water heater leak and we’ll explain all of your options.

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