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Modern homes in San Antonio have the luxury of hot water whenever we want it, and a lot of it. The most common water heater capacities are 40 and 60 gallons, but go up to 100 gallons. Many US houses have more than one hot water heater. That is a lot of luxury and a lot of potential water damage.
Most water heater failures occur when the water heater has reached its life expectancy and the tank begins to rust and corrode. The majority of water heater failures involve leaking many of those gallons down your walls, onto your floors and under your carpet. Proper maintenance, including inspecting the water heater’s anode rod and flushing sediment from the tank, can delay the need to replace a water heater. Complete Restoration can help if it does burst.
As consumers balance the need for water with the cost of keeping water hot 24/7, the market has developed two solutions. Some homes use both the old style and add a new unit as well:
Replacing a hot water heater will cost you about $900 – $4000. However, the average cost to repair home damage from a catastrophic failure is about the same. Paying attention to the condition and age of your unit is the best way to save you money and aggravation. 1) Maintain your unit and 2) replace before disaster strikes.
A review of homeowners’ insurance claims resulting from water heater failures from multiple insurance companies around the country revealed:
While water heater failure is common, many conditions can cause water damage in your home. Complete Restoration uses an innovative cleaning process to bring your personal belongings and property back to their original condition. From drastic events like wind and lightning damage, to a strange odor, or hard-to-detect moisture spots, San Antonio’s experienced trained technicians will keep your house safe.
For more information about dealing with water damage, or if you want a free moisture inspection with a thermal camera to find hidden leaks in your San Antonio home, contact Complete Restoration. They can have a team on site in an hour.