When there is a leak around your home it is a problem. It can lead to mold and water damage among water waste. At the end of the day, leaks are never good and no one wants to leave them to worsen.
A leak in any part of your house is bad news of course but one in your water heater can be a bigger worry than a pinhole leak under the sink. Why? Because a water heater leak can mean you need water heater repairs or even a replacement. The question is how do you know which one it is?
What a Water Heater Leak Means For Your System
Whether you have a tank water heater or tankless water heater, a leak is bad news. It means water is being wasted, energy is being wasted, and there is a problem to address in your system that will only get worse the longer it goes unaddressed. But does it mean you need repairs or a full system replacement? Well, the truth is that it depends!
When To Call For Repairs
Your water heater doesn’t always need a full replacement when it encounters a leak. If the leak is located in the seals around your system or even in your pipes or connections, the situation is salvageable. Those connections and seals can be repaired and replaced. Likewise, pipes can be sealed or sections of them replaced to fix the issue. This is great news as a water heater repair is usually much easier to handle and less costly than a system replacement.
When To Schedule a Replacement
So, if a leak doesn’t mean you automatically need a system replacement, how do you know the time has come to take that last leap? It is time for a water heater replacement when you discover the leak is in your tank or in the body of your system.
These leaks are usually due to corrosion and rust in your water heater system. Rust and corrosion in your water heater do mean that your system is ready to call it quits. Sadly at this point, it can’t be repaired! A replacement is the only way to address a leak in the physical tank or body of your water heater.
You Can Rely On Us For Water Heater Help
Whether you need water heater repairs or a full replacement, or even if you aren’t sure, the team at Commander Air Inc. can help you out. Our team members are available to diagnose any issue with your water heater and provide you with the services needed to fix them. We can help with tank and tankless systems alike. Our technicians are the professionals you can trust to get the job done.
Our goal is to exceed expectations by providing unequaled performance. Contact Commander Air Inc. to schedule your next water heater system service. Your hometown heating and cooling specialist for three generations