Boilers not very old, but rapidly began to gain popularity among the population of our country. Their presence in the apartment is convenient when the hot water supply is turned off. In summer, when carrying out preventive maintenance of the water utility, the heating tank is a “saving” source of warm water. And even in case of unforeseen shutdowns, it is much easier to turn on the boiler than to heat water in buckets or pans for daily hygiene procedure. But many times we face water heater leaking. Below you can read about cause of this issue.
Why is the water heating tank leaking?
Installation of a water softening filter does not exclude the formation of scale on boilers’ heating elements and the occurrence of rust on its body.
- Incorrect installation of the device.
- Irregular replacement of the magnesium anode.
- Lack of function of dumping excess water.
- Safety valve breakage.
- Violation of installation rules
The installation of any household appliances should be carried out by specialists; only if you have special skills in one area or another, you can install it yourself. Its further service life depends on the installation, connection, and first switching on of the device. Before installing the heating tank, you should decide on its location and prepare the necessary tools (level, tape measure, puncher, mounting hooks, water pre-filter, electrical switch, inlets, and taps).
The main rules for reliable installation:
The right choice of tools and drills for drilling walls. Since the volumes of boilers are not small, and they must be secured well, the choice of tools plays an important role in the entire process. The choice of the volume of the water heater is determined by the number of people using it.
Calculation of the mounting height: It must be carried out, taking into account all additional parts so that they fit and do not interfere with the use of the device. The boiler must be installed on a load-bearing wall.
Correct connection to the water supply: It is necessary to observe the tightness of the connections to avoid leakage of pipes.
Connection to the mains with the grounding of the device: This rule is very important and requires the consultation of an electrician – otherwise, wiring short-circuits are possible.
The main mistake during installation is the absence of a pressure reducing valve in the water supply system. Indeed, due to surges in water pressure, the tightness of pipes and tank systems can be broken, and a leak can form.
If the boiler flows from above, and you did not find physical damage, the magnesium rod was replaced on time, and the installation was carried out by a professional, then it is necessary to make a complete diagnosis of the device, repair or replace it.
When the boiler leaked near the temperature sensor, it is most likely that the thermometer seat sank. To eliminate the leak, replace the gasket to increase its tightness.
Conclusion: Experts recommend the installation of boilers with heating elements made of stainless steel and copper for intensive use. The process of detecting a leak is quite simple and is a visual inspection of the device.