We commonly see hot water heaters that have had their life shortened due to neglect. Often a small water heater leak can lead to corrosion or even to the shorts in the wiring. A visual inspection of your hot water heater should be performed at least once annually. Observe all the pipe connections, the tank, around the water heater, and in the pan. You’re looking for dripping water, moisture, corrosion, or even staining. All of these signs could be due to a past or present leak that could shorten the life of your heater. If you find any of these signs, you should call a licensed plumber like A+ Plumbing Professionals to resolve the issue. A small service call of prevention can save you the cost of a new water heater.
May 20, 2011