Posted on March 19, 2021 According to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), burst water heaters are one of the most common sources of residential water damage. Fortunately, the plumbers at Deer Valley Plumbing Contractors have all it takes to offer reliable water heater services. Below are factors that can lead to a burst water heater. Sediment Build-Up Hard water contains minerals that build-up at the bottom of your heater over time. This prevents the water from accessing the burner. In turn, your heater will take longer to heat the water. This, in turn, leads to overheating and general deterioration. We recommend that you flush your heater at least once a year to drain out any mineral build-up. You can also turn to a plumber to take care of the buildup. If the buildup is severe, a water heater replacement might benefit you better. Rust Because water heaters are commonly made of steel, they eventually rust due to continuous contact with water. Conventional water heaters have an anode rod that prevents rusting. However, the rod can still deteriorate. Apart from replacing this sacrificial anode rod periodically, prompt water heater repair in Sun City, AZ can also prevent your water heater from bursting. While a tankless water heater can still rust in other places, you might want to consider getting one the next time you want to upgrade your water heater unit. Internal Pressure As the name suggests, your water heater’s temperature and pressure relief valve keeps the pressure and temperature all nice and stable. Needless to say, you could have a real mess in your hands should the valve fail. Scary as it seems, water heater explosions are actually preventable through regular maintenance and proper use. If you think there might be something wrong with your water heater, don’t think twice about reaching out to our team. Trust the Pros At Deer Valley Plumbing Contractors, we offer a wide range of plumbing services including water heater installation, repair, and replacement. Contact us today for efficient, long-lasting solutions.