Reliable water heater repairs for the Katy, TX

Overflow Protection for Electric Water Heaters

Overflow Protection for Electric Water HeatersInstalling a water heater in the attic saves space and can even lower energy costs by placing it in an environment that requires little standby heating for most of the year. The most significant downside to this installation is the possibility of serious damage to ceilings when the tank fails. There are important steps that homeowners can take to best manage this type of installation.

The tank should be installed in a galvanized steel pan, piped to the outside of the home.  This arrangement is designed to protect ceiling from water damage caused by a leaking tank.

Builders generally install this pan and piping arrangement. However, it is not uncommon for the piping installation to be poorly done. Sometimes, a PVC connection from the pan to the pipe will not be glued. In this case, a leak will not properly drain but will flow into the ceiling below. A simple visual inspection can prevent this.

Once the proper installation is confirmed, the homeowner should verify that the drain works. The first step is to find the place where the pipe exits the house. The end of the pipe should be visually inspected for blockage and cleared.

The next step is to slowly fill the pan and confirm flow. This should be done slowly and cautiously so that the test can be stopped at the first sign of a leak.  If the water added to the pan does not quickly drain, the pipe must be cleared.

Finally, homeowners should pay close attention to signs of the hot water heater failing and may want to replace it before it fails. Considering the consequence of water damaged ceilings, squeezing an extra year or two out of a tank may not make sense.

Ory’s Plumbing Solutions can assist with inspection and can advise on the typical length of life of hot water heaters. Understanding the problems of a hot water heater in the attic and a small amount of planning can prevent significant hassle and damage to your home. Please contact us.

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When you need a qualified Water Heater Repair company then Ory's Plumbing are the people to call. Whether day or night we can help fix any water heater repair you might have. Whether it is a repair that is needed or a new installation or whether it is a traditional tank or tankless heater we can help.

Ory's Plumbing Solutions
Address :
221 Baker Rd,
Houston, TX 77094

Phone : 281-829-9828
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License: MPL 41229
Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
PO Box 4200, AUSTIN, TEXAS, 78765
512-936-5200