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You don’t typically think of water damage restoration when you’re getting ready to take a hot bath or jump into the shower. The fact that we can turn our faucets on and have hot water within a matter of minutes, sometimes seconds, is a luxury many of us take for granted here in Long Beach Island (LBI). Instant access to hot water can be attributed to hot water heaters -a modern-day appliance that makes daily life so much more comfortable and convenient. While now something we consider a necessity, water heaters can also be common culprits of water damage.
To better understand just how bad water damage restoration can be from a water heater, you need to better understand how a water heater is designed. Traditional water heaters are sized according to how many gallons of hot water they can hold and make readily available at a time. Residential water heaters commonly hold anywhere from 20 to 100 gallons of water. While that is a lot of water on its own, it’s the design of water heater tanks that makes water damage from them so catastrophic. In order to provide a continuous supply of hot water, water heater tanks are designed to continually refill themselves as hot water leaves the tank. That way new water coming in can begin to heat up so it is ready to go as hot water is being used. While this is great for taking long showers or soaking in the tub, it means there is an endless supply of water available to flood your home if a leak occurs. Leaks can result from a number of different reasons, but here are just a couple of things that you should look out for on your water heater to help prevent the need for water damage restoration in your home.
Hot water is a luxury we enjoy and potentially take for granted. Water heaters are great to have until they leak or burst and require water damage restoration in your home. No matter the severity, our water damage restoration professionals at Stretch Cleaning are ready to help restore your home in Long Beach Island.