A hot water heater usually has a lifespan of about ten years. Once you’ve had a water heater for longer than its half-life (five years) it is only a matter of time before it has a Water Leak. It is usually just a matter of when the Water Leak Tucson is going to happen.
Most homeowners like to have water heaters installed in an out of the way place. This will usually include the basement or your attic. This just means that your water heater is most likely in a portion of your house that you do not spend a lot of time in. Unfortunately, this means that if, or when, your water heater starts to leak; it could easily cause several thousand dollars’ worth of damage before someone in your house discovers the leak. Even if you have drain pans for the purpose of collecting any water that leaks, you are quickly going to learn they are not very effective. Due to the fact that there are numerous areas of your home, a Water Leak in Tucson could become extensive before you discover it. A homeowner is only going to benefit from investing in some sort of leak detector.
If you just rushed to your favorite search engine and looked up leak detection, you were probably smacked with a number of very highly priced items. Fortunately, not all leak detections are expensive. You can purchase leak detections for under $20 that work just as effectively as the expensive ones. Furthermore, you need to keep in mind that the little money you are pouring into a leak detection device is going to be a lot cheaper than all of the damage a water leak can cause in the time it takes you to discover it.
An additional option to consider would be to have a plumber who specializes in leak detection come out and inspect your house every six months to a year. The plumber is going to have specialized equipment they can use to inspect all of your plumbing system to determine if there is a leak and where the leak is at.