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4 Signs You Need to Change your Water Heater

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage from worn out Water Heater

Two of the most common causes of water damage in residential homes are faulty toilet shut-off valves and water heaters gone bad... That sounds like a parody title from a Jerry Springer show! But it's a serious issue! Below we will list the 4 signs that you need to look for to see if you should consider getting a new water heater. Then we'll talk about a water damage job we had from a homeowner whose water heater went caput. 

4 Signs that you should consider getting a new water heater

  1. Your water heater is 10 years old or older.
  2. Rusty water is coming from your water heater.
  3. You hear rumbling noises from your water heater.
  4. There is moisture gathering on the outside or around your water heater. 

Water Damage in Mesa AZ from a bad water heater

This is just a normal Hot water heater gone bad. The water was left unattended for multiple days. Even as early as 48 hours, growth can start to form. Since this was a case where the water heater closet had absorbed most of the water, it did not get much further than two rooms from the source. This still required 4 days of Monitoring and 3 days of drying with equipment running all 3 days.

You just never know when disaster is going to strike, but a Quick response is imperative.  When disaster strikes your home from things like a water heater gone array, the sooner you respond, the limited the damage will be to that property.

To ensure quick response, make sure you have a plan in place to quickly address any emergency situation. SERVPRO's ERP (Emergency Ready Plan) is a great way to do that! It's a free app available on any device that allows you to have your emergency plan and contacts at your fingertips! You can get more information here https://ready.SERVPRO.com.

If you need help setting your plan up please give us a call at (480) 553-7103 and SERVPRO of North Central Mesa will be there for you to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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