Being unaware of a little problem almost always means it’s going to become a big problem. At the very least, it’ll become a medium-size problem. Regardless, the issue gets bigger than it had to.

Bigger problems take more time and energy to solve. No one has extra time or energy for something so unpleasant.

A water heater leak is one of those little problems that’s hard to stop from becoming a bigger issue. Unless you’re relentlessly diligent about checking your water heater, a leak will cause some damage.

Dangers of a water heater leak

Not catching a water heater leak early can lead to several dangers, including:

1. Water damage 

Leaking water heaters can cause significant damage to floors, walls, and belongings if left unchecked, potentially leading to mold and mildew growth.

2. Structural damage

Prolonged exposure to water can weaken the structural integrity of your home, leading to costly repairs.

3. Increased utility bills

If left unrepaired, a leaking water heater may result in wasted water and higher utility bills.

4. Health hazards

Standing water can become a breeding ground for bacteria and pathogens, potentially posing health risks to your family.

A puddle doesn’t always mean a water leak

Finding water near your water heater doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a leak. It does mean you should investigate to figure out where the water is coming from. If you’re unsure or concerned, call us to schedule a free water heater inspection.

Some other possible causes of water around your water heater are:

1. Condensation

Sometimes, water near the water heater is simply condensation forming on the exterior of the tank, especially in humid environments.

2. Drainage from other sources

The water might be coming from a nearby plumbing fixture or pipe, rather than the water heater itself. Check for leaks in surrounding pipes and fixtures.

3. Pressure relief valve discharge

If the pressure relief valve on the water heater is faulty or releasing excess pressure, it can result in water pooling around the unit.

4. High humidity levels

High humidity levels in the area can sometimes cause moisture accumulation near the water heater.

5. Corrosion or rust 

Water pooling around the water heater could be a sign of corrosion or rust on the tank, indicating potential deterioration and the need for maintenance or replacement.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure

Cliches are common for a reason. They are usually true.

And in the case of water leaks, it’s better to stop them as soon as they happen. (If we could figure out how to prevent water leaks, we’d be rich!)

But stopping a water leak when it first happens means constantly checking your plumbing. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Fortunately, some smart people created a water heater leak detector. And it’s FREE.

What can this FREE water heater leak detector do for you?

1. Early detection

These free devices can detect leaks early, alerting you to potential issues before they escalate into costly water damage or other hazards.

2. Peace of mind

Knowing that you have a reliable system in place to monitor your water heater can provide peace of mind, especially when you’re away from home or unable to check for leaks regularly.

3. Preventive maintenance

By identifying leaks promptly, you can take proactive measures to address any issues with your water heater, such as repairing leaks or replacing worn-out components, before they cause significant damage.

4. Cost savings

Detecting leaks early (and for free) can help avoid expensive repairs or replacements due to water damage. Additionally, by conserving water and energy, you may see savings on your utility bills over time.

Enjoy peace of mind with free leak detection

Overall, a water heater leak detection device can provide convenience, protection, and savings by helping you maintain the integrity of your plumbing system and prevent water damage.

Call (925) 492-7672 to schedule installation for your free water heater leak detector today.