Although most Colorado homeowners rarely think about it, the fact remains: Your water heater will eventually fail. And when it does, you may experience catastrophic water damage.
The average tank-style water heater has a typical lifespan of about eight to 12 years. Like any appliance, wear and tear and the inevitable effects of time break down the connections or even the tank itself until something gives. So, you might want to imagine your water heater as a ticking time bomb as it nears the 10-year mark.
Keep a lookout for these typical signs of a failing water heater:
But the most disastrous water heater failure is a complete rupture resulting in the release of hundreds of gallons of water onto your property because the water supply to burst tanks continues to flow. This is usually due to corrosion within the tank or if too much pressure builds up inside your water heater. The long-term stress of contracting and expanding with constant temperature variations can also lead to a sudden rupture of the tank, without warning.
This situation is even more devastating when water heaters are situated within the interior of the home, like in a hallway closet or finished basement. One average-sized water heater tank letting goes in the middle of the night can literally flood the entire home with an inch or two of water.
So, what steps can you take to prevent such devastating water damage?
If the worst happens and your water heater suddenly bursts, flooding your home, immediately call Cyclone Kleen Up. We’re the water damage clean-up and removal experts in central Colorado. Cyclone Kleen Up uses state-of-the-art extraction pumping equipment to speedily remove standing water and minimize further damage to your home or business. We’ll then perform all repairs.
Whether the damage is minor or severe, Cyclone Kleen Up will be there for you every step of the way and can work directly with your insurance carrier on your behalf, keeping your best interests in mind.