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How to Prevent Water Heater Leaks and Overflow

A leaking or overflowing water heater can create a huge dent in your savings since this often results in flooding and extensive damage to floors. This is a common problem that can actually be prevented by taking preventative measures. All you need to do is follow these measures and have a maintenance plan in place to prevent any leaking and overflow from ever occurring.

Knowing Your Water Heater’s Capabilities

Knowing Your Water Heater’s Capabilities

A water heater usually has a lifespan of 8 to 15 years, however, to ensure that your water heater stays in tip-top condition, a water heater maintenance plan is needed in order to keep it running efficiently and prevent water heater leaks and overflow damage.

A good maintenance plan for preventing water heater leaks and overflows involves routine check-ups every few months to years. Check your pressure and temperature valve for problems twice a year. You should also check your anode rod every couple of years or so for deterioration. Another thing you should consider doing every three months or so is to flush out a quart of water from your storage tank to help prevent the possibility of overflows.

Also worth considering, in order to prevent flooring water damage from a leaking or overflowing water heater, is to install an automatic water shut-off valve. What this does is it shuts off your water supply when it detects any water under your water heater.

Call the Experts at Advanced Restoration

If you do experience water damage due to flooding, whether it is from a water heater overflow and leak, or from some other problem like burst pipes or frozen pipes, Advanced Restoration is the company to call in the Greater Oklahoma City area. We specialize in water damage restoration, storm damage restoration, and other disaster restoration needs. Contact us to find out more about how we can help you, or call us at 405-276-4542 and get a free estimate today.