Water Heater Leaks
• The odds a water heater will rupture, leak, or crash is considerably increased after five (5) years.
• Three quarters of all water heaters stop working before they are twelve (12) years old.
Loss Prevention Maintenance for Water Heater Leaks
• Have a qualified plumber check the anode rod at least once every two years and annually once the warranty has expired. The rod will ultimately corrode and leave the tank susceptible to damage.
• Remove sediment by flushing the tank every six months. Sediment will increase more rapidly in areas where there is hard water.
Verify the life span date on the unit where the model and serial numbers are located. Change the unit if needed.
Find hot water heaters at Home Depot or Lowes or your local plumbing supply store