When Your Water Heater Leaks… 

You have work, company coming to town and everyone in the family needs hot water now. Unfortunately, life as you know it has just been interrupted by a leaking water heater. The inconvenience is bad enough, but when you factor in the possibility of water damage, it can become catastrophic.

Here are some common questions we hear and our answers.

Q: The Water Heater is in the Garage should I worry?
A: The garage is a seemingly safe, out of the way location for a water heater, and for that reason, many people wait until their water heater leaks before they replace it. But even in a garage, leaks can be a problem. Usually, water heaters are placed on stands in a garage designed to keep the gas burner 18-inches off of the floor. Most water heater stand are made out of  2×4, sheathing and drywall. In the event of a water damage, the drywall and framing become wet. Wet drywall, especially in a from a hot water leak, is a perfect place for mold to grow. So you never want to ignore your leaking water heater. A small problem could quickly GROW into a larger one.

Q: My Water heater backs up my, laundry or bedroom should I be concerned?
A: In this situation, a leaking water heater could easily damage the wall and floor in that adjacent room. It is an unexpected consequence to see hardwood floors or wall damage inside a home caused by the water heater in the garage, yet It happens time and time again.It is imperative to contact an experienced water damage technician to come out and inspect your property. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of water. Through timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other health issues can be prevented.

Q: My water heater is in a pan…so all is well…right?
A: A pan is an excellent way to help prevent damage from a leaking water heater. Even if your pan has a drain, the pan is only designed to prevent a small amount of water from flooding. When a water heater leaks, it often start as a small trickle that a pan with a drain can keep up with.But if this goes unnoticed, the leak can get to the point where the drain can no longer protect the stand. We highly suggest regular inspection of your water heater.

Q: Who to call
A: In the event of a water heater stand leak, you could call a plumber, who will then call a water damage company. Why go through all the hassle when you can call TCC General Contracting Inc, we will be with you throw the whole process. No need for multiple contractors to set up appointments. We are available 365 days a year 24 hours a day. We can even process your insurance claim.
Call us today and ask about our Water Heater Special.

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