Why is my water heater leaking?

Water Heater Leaking

Finding a water leak coming from your water heater can be scary. Whether it’s just some dripping or gushing water, it’s important to find the cause of the leak. Some leaks require an emergency visit from your plumber, while others could be a quick DIY fix.

Common Leak Locations:

  • Leak from the Drain Valve
  • Leak from the Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve
  • Leak from the tank

Causes of a water heater leak:

  • Faulty drain valve
  • Too much pressure in the tank
  • Faulty Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve
  • An internal problem with the tank

Prepare your Plumbing for a Summer Vacation

Prepare Your Plumbing for Vacation

Are you traveling this holiday season? Among the hustle and bustle of getting out the door, remember to prepare your plumbing before you leave.

Preparing your plumbing before leaving for a vacation this summer will save you money. It will also save you from coming home to severe water damage. Follow these quick tips to prep your home this year.

Shut off your water before leaving for vacation

Leaving your water on while you’re away is practically asking for water damage. Avoid coming home to a flooded home, shut-off the main water valve for some peace of mind while you’re away. If the main water is turned off, then you won’t have any leaking faucets to rack up a huge water bill while you’re away either.

Remember to shut off the individual valves to large appliances like the dishwasher, washing machine, and icemaker.

Switch to Rinnai Tankless Water Heater

rinnai tankless water heatersTankless water heaters are incredible. They provide nearly endless hot water no matter how many appliances or faucets you run at the same time. They are eco-friendly and take up less space. Consider making the switch today. Keep reading to find out why we think a tankless water heater is right for your home.

Endless Hot Water with Tankless Water Heaters

Rinnai has designed their tankless water heaters so they heat less water at a time. Traditional water heaters have one long coil inside that fills with water and heats. Then when you run the shower, you use the water in the coil, then it refills and starts over forcing you to wait for it to heat up before you can use hot water again.

With two coils inside the tankless unit, the unit heats both coils then uses one and refills the other, heats it while it uses the other before switching again. Like boiling a small pot of water versus boiling a large pot, by heating less water a time, the unit can heat more water faster

Learn more about Rinnai water recirculation technology to get hot water fast and keep your water hot longer.  

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