Troubleshooting Your Leaking Champs Storage Water Heater
Many families in Singapore prefer to install a water heater in their home. After all, who does not like taking a hot bath after a long tiring day? Champs water heater can last for many years, but just like other electrical appliances, it can encounter problems eventually such as a leaking water heater.
There are ways to troubleshoot if your Champs water heater is leaking. We have listed the steps that you should follow when your Champs water heater is leaking.
Identify The Reason Behind The Leak
Did you notice puddles near the base of your Champs water heater? This can be due to many reasons such as your water heater may be leaking or other water heater issues such as condensation from the pipes of the water heater. Additionally, it can be to the plumbing system of your home, the exterior body of the water heater, or even other household appliances.
What you should do when your Champs water heater is leaking is first to inspect nearby appliances and the overhead pipes for any water leaks. Then use a mop to dry the wet area, and check if it will form a puddle again after a while. If the puddle will form again, then it means that your Champs storage water heater is leaking.
Turn Off Power Supply
A thing you did not know about water heaters is that they will keep on heating as long as the water heater is turned on, and you might experience serious burns. Additionally, since the Champs water heater is an electrical appliance, there are possible risks of a leaking water heater such as electrocution. Therefore, it is a wise step to turn off the power supply.
Turn Off Water Supply
In case you do not know the reason why your storage water heater is leaking, and it is not a serious problem, then leave your water supply on to assess the issue. If the leak is serious, turn the dial gate valve clockwise or pull down the handle to close the valve. In case the valve is unreachable without encountering the leak, then it is necessary to turn off the main valve to completely stop the water leak. If you ignore this step, then your water heater may fail.
Contact A Professional
If you know what is causing the leak, then you can try to fix it. However, if you are unable to fix the problem, then it is ideal to call a professional. Water heater professionals will inspect your water heater, identify the reason behind the leaking water heater, and provide professional advice. Since the professional is skilled and experienced, they will recommend if you should replace your water heater.
One of the issues you may encounter with storage water heaters is water leaks. Once you notice that your Champs storage water heater is leaking, make sure to follow the given instructions above. These include identifying the reason behind the leak and turning off the power and water supply. In case you are unable to fix the leaking issue, it is recommended that you engage a professional water heater service. They will ensure to provide advice to rectify the problem due to their experience and knowledge.
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