If you have an old water heater at your home that is more than 10 years old, then you need to take special care of it. Explosion might occur if there is a leak in the energy supply pipe to the unit or if there is a leak in the supply pipe that might cause a rise in the pressure and this may also cause the explosion. You have to make sure that you are getting the supply pipe to the unit checked on regular basis. Hot water heating Edmonton professionals can be called upon for the job for any type of water heater that you have in your house. In a storage tank water heater, as the pressure rises, the water turns instantly into vapour/steam which causes the tank to rapture and explode with a bang. You really have to be very careful about the maintenance as the explosion might spill the hot water all over in the house and if you are near to the tank at the time of the explosion, then that might cause you severe burns.
2. Fuel supply check
If the pipe line that is supplying the fuel to the tank is not checked from time to time, than this may also cause the explosion in the tank. If your tank is more than ten years old, then it is highly recommended that you should call the hot water heating Edmonton professional once in every 6 months to get the supply checked.
3. Shell of the tank
If you have a storage water heater, then you have to ensure that the tank is maintained on a right way and it should be checked for any cracks or leakage from time to time. The outer covering of the tank is not the shell as many people confuse it to be, the main shell of the tank is inside the outer layer of the tank that stores the heated water. If there is a crack in the outer shell of the tank, then it must also not be ignored as it might have developed due to the pressure build up inside the main tank.