5 Steps To Follow If Your Rubine Storage Water Heater Is Leaking
It is an extreme inconvenience for the family once their Rubine water heater starts to leak. The reason for this is because they do not have access to hot water for a bath when they need it. Smaller leaks can damage your walls and floors. There are also some instances where the leaks cause floods inside the house, ruining your furniture, appliances, and more. Hiring an expert plumber will resolve the issue, depending on the cause of the leak.
Here are the following steps to do when you spot a water leak in your Rubine water heater:
Confirm Source Of Leak
The first step to figuring out if your water heater is leaking is the formation of a puddle of water under your water heater. However, there may be other explanations behind the pooling, like condensation or spills. No additional action is required if the puddle evaporates on its own and does not reappear.
You should know that it is important to look for the source of that leak to effectively address the issue. At the same time, knowing the different types of water heater leaks because it can be of great help when faced with these issues.
Disconnect Power Supply
A leak might cause electrocution or a power trip if there is exposed wiring within or near the water heater. That is why you should immediately turn off the power supply of your Rubine storage water heater as soon as you spot a water leak. Switching off the water heater makes it safer to check the cause of the water heater leak.
Disconnect Water Supply
One possible risk of a leaking water heater is causing flooding in the house. When this happens, it is recommended to cut the water supply to the water heater by closing the connecting valve. But if you cannot find the valve, you should consider calling a professional plumber to solve the issue as soon as possible.
Locate and Diagnose The Leak
It is highly recommended to observe your Rubine storage water heater (e.g. Rubine MT-30B Matrix Storage Water Heater) closely to know where the leak is coming from. In some cases, the inlet or outlet pipe may be loose, which can be easily fixed by tightening the pipe. Other times, the water heater’s pressure relief valve may malfunction. This results in a leakage, indicating that the valve should be replaced. The drain valve may also become loose and is not water-tight. Older water heaters, however, may have cracks, holes, or rust due to leaks.
Call A Plumber
If the water heater leaks persist after following these steps, it is best to acquire the help of an expert plumber like Water Heater City. It can be a complicated task to manage the water heater’s electrical circuitry and water plumbing on your own. Trying to fix the heater without proper training may cause more harm than good, and may even increase the cost of repairs. If the water heater tank is damaged beyond repair, the owner should buy a new water heater.
It can be a great hassle to you if your Rubine water heater starts to show signs of water leak. This is why it is highly recommended that you inspect your water heater as soon as you see even a small amount of leak. No matter how big or small the leak is, it is best that you contact a professional like Water Heater City Singapore to assess the leak and give proper recommendations such as a repair or a water heater replacement.
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