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Water Heater Flood Damage

June 16, 2014 @ 10:42 am

A water heater flood could cost a homeowner about $4, 500 per claim.  The chance of a leak or bust line increases after the water heater reaches five years old and most will generally fail before they are 12 years old.  If you have a rental home you should have your Property Management company inspect on your behalf every six months to look for any potential future problems.

 

Prevention and Maintenance Tips:

  • When purchasing your water heater, ensure that you have a long warranty spanning over 12 years.
  • Ensure that you have a drain pan under your water heater and it is piped to the exterior of the home.
  • Flush your tank every six months to remove any built up sediment.
  • Have a plumbing inspection of the anode rod completed at least every two years and every year after the warranty has expired.  This rod will corrode and cause future damage if not fixed.

Should you find your water heater leaking, don’t hesitate, call Trademark Restoration Services immediately at 702-749-9999.  We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

 

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