1. Explosion hazard
This is one of the most common problems with the hot water heaters and if you have a heater that has a tank, then you need to be very careful with the maintenance part of it. Over the period of time of the usage, the water heater tends to develop cracks at the joints and the rubber seal that is around the mounts of the water heater tank gets brittle. This normally happens due to lack of maintenance and care. As the water gets pressured inside the tank when it is heated up, the cracks at the joints along with the brittle rubber mounts may cause an explosion, as they won’t be able to keep up with the pressure of the water that is inside the tank. As the pressure rises, the water turns instantly into vapour/steam which causes the tank to rapture and explode with a bang. If the water heater is going to explode then there will be water everywhere in the house and if you have the heater installed at the places like kitchen or bathroom, then it may be very dangerous as there are always people around at these places.
2. Fuel Hazard
You have to make sure that you are getting the section checked on timely basis that brings the fuel to heat the water inside the tank. If there is any leak in the pipeline or the pipe that is regulating the supply of the fuel is fractured, then it may be really harmful.
3. Water Shell Hazard
Another area that needs to be checked from time to time is the water shell of the tank. Many people think that the water shell is the tank but in reality they are different things. The outer covering of the main tank is the shell and the inside copper unit is the actual tank if the water heater. Always keep an eye at the outer tank and if you see and water droplets at the joints, then this might be an indication that the inner shell might have developed a crack.
To keep the water heaters working in pristine condition all the time, make sure that you are calling in the Edmonton hot water tank service professionals from time to time, to get the water heater checked. Regular maintenance of the water heater will ensure that such hazards are stopped before they progress into full scale risky situations.