If you have a water heater that was installed in your home more than a decade ago, it is likely reaching the end of its useful life. In addition to possibly failing without warning, an aging system may also pose several safety hazards.

Risks Associated With Older Water Heaters

The primary risk with an older water heater is that the tank may rupture and allow water to leak or flood into your basement. Even a small amount of moisture can lead to mold or mildew growth. It can also cause cracks in concrete or drywall, which can cause secondary problems throughout your home.

Furthermore, water doesn’t mix well with electricity or natural gas. If water were to come into contact with whatever happens to power your existing water heater, it could result in significant damage to your house.

Fortunately, the folks at ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing in Bellevue, WA, can repair or replace a water heater quickly and affordably. We offer electric and tankless products to help make your home more comfortable and energy efficient throughout the year.

Newer Units Are Designed With Safety in Mind

Units developed in the last decade have multiple features, such as fire arresting plates and sealed tanks to prevent flames or natural gas from leaking into your home. They also come with pressure release valves that minimize the risk of a tank dangerously exploding.

Instead of exploding, the valves allow hot water to pour either onto the floor or into a bucket that you place near the unit. Finally, the tanks themselves are built with materials that offer stronger resistance to rust or corrosion.

If you are in need of a new water heater, call the folks at ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing today! In addition to installing or repairing existing units, we can also detect water leaks, work on sinks or toilets, or clean or unclog the main water line running to your home.

Meet Evan Niemela: Owner of ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing

Evan first started plumbing in 2006, splitting his time 50/50 with commercial and residential work. He has been involved with all aspects of plumbing, and believes that we should be life-long learners, whether with our careers or in life.

When he’s not plumbing, you’ll find Evan looking for a little white golf ball (generally in the woods or long grass), exploring the mountains and trails in the beautiful PNW or spending time with his wife and seven children.

Evan Niemela Owner of ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing