热水器漏水?如何通过 5 个简单的步骤修复它

迹象表明您的热水器正在泄漏以及如何处理它。

在美国,普通家庭垃圾中会漏水 10,000加仑 每年。更糟糕的是,10% 美国家庭的管道问题非常严重,他们每年浪费 32,850 加仑。因此,如果您发现热水器漏水或滴水,最好尽快查明问题的根源。越早做,越早到达 节约用水,金钱,甚至水箱本身。

水损坏很难修复,而且要花很多钱。准备好阻止您的热水器漏水并浪费这么多钱了吗?

确定是否有热水器泄漏

If your water heater tank seems to be leaking, it may just be moisture from the air that has condensed and formed water droplets on the outside surface of the tank. To confirm if you have a faulty tank (or any other possible leak), conduct a whole-house leak check. You can do this by monitoring your water meter.

After you find the meter, make sure everyone at home stops using water. Shut all taps, toilets, fixtures, and water appliances. Your meter should have stopped moving.

If it’s not the case, chances are you have a leak!

确认是不是你的热水器漏水

热水器漏水
热水器漏水

To determine if your water heater is leaking, wipe the tank dry and then shut the power off. On electric water heater, turn off the power. For a gas water heater, simply shut off the gas.

Next, clean the valves and supply lines. Once the tank is all clean and dry, pay close attention to its exterior. If moisture develops evenly throughout the surface, then that’s likely condensation.

If you see a water heater valve leaking, this is a sign of a problem with the tank. If water seeps out of a specific spot on the tank or its water supply line, this is also a sign of a problem. In some cases, the damage may be small and it may take time for the water to seep out.

If you don’t see immediate leaks, you can check for signs of dampness by covering the area under the tank with paper towels and checking them every couple of hours. If the towels become moist or wet, this indicates a leaking problem.

If the water heater is leaking from the bottom, this is normal since any leak will find its way to the bottom of the tank inside the housing.

如何修复热水器漏水

关闭水箱的供水阀(关闭水)

If your tank is leaking, turn off the water by closing the shut-off valve. This will stop more cold water from flowing in and potentially damaging the tank.

If you turned the heater back on, be sure to turn off the power again before working on the shut-off valve. The shut-off valve is usually located above the water heater, on the cold water supply line.

It may be a gate valve that you need to turn or rotate, or a handle that you can easily pull down.

解决泄漏

Depending on the severity and location of the leak, you may be able to fix it yourself. If the leak is at the top of the water heater, it may be an easy fix. If the leak is more severe, you may need to call a licensed plumber.

水管泄漏

There are two pipes that connect to your tank top – the cold water inlet and hot water outlet. If these become loose or detached, water can leak from them. To fix this, you can use a pipe wrench to secure the connections. However, before doing so, make sure that your water heater doesn’t have power, as this can be dangerous if you’re working with the hot water outlet.

热水器漏水——进冷水管漏水
冷水进水管漏水

泄水阀

The “drain valve” near the bottom of your water heater tank is the component that lets you drain your tank for maintenance purposes. You should flush and clean your tank at least once a year to get rid of sediment buildup. The drain valve can become loose over time, which can lead to leaks. To fix this, use a pipe wrench to slowly tighten the valve.

如果热水器仍然漏水,则可能需要更换阀门。这是一项更复杂的工作,因此最好将其交给专业水管工。

热水器漏水——排水阀漏水
热水器排水阀漏水

泄压泄压阀

The temperature and pressure relief valve (T&P valve) on your water heater is designed to release steam or water if the temperature or pressure inside the tank gets too high. If the valve becomes stuck in a partially-open position or otherwise defective, it may allow water to leak out.

In this case, it is best and safest to call a plumber. You are dealing with leaks, temperature, and excessive pressure. A mistake can cause severe hazards.

热水器漏水-压力和温度安全阀
热水器泄压阀漏水

漏水的热水器

隔热材料覆盖热水器的内部水箱。然后,外部皮肤会包裹整个部分。如果内部开始泄漏,则最常见的症状是从油箱底部漏出的泄漏。

如果这是您的热水器问题的根本原因,那么您需要更换热水器。不幸的是,这些泄漏通常是不可修复的,因为它们通常是恶化的迹象。

防止热水器漏水

即使内部罐泄漏不可避免,但好消息是您可以将其推迟。通过常规和预防性维护,您可以使热水器的使用寿命更长。

以下是一些延迟昂贵的内部热水器泄漏发生的方法:

安装动力阳极棒以防止热水器泄漏

We suggest installing a Corro-Protec powered anode rod to prevent corrosion and limescale buildup. This rod is easy to install and has a 20-year warranty. Corro-Protec anodes have been on the market for over 20 years and are now protecting over 70 000 water heaters all around North America.

在镁阳极棒完全腐蚀之前更换

在你的水箱里面有一个叫做“牺牲阳极棒”的牺牲部分。在任何情况下,阳极棒都会牺牲自己来保护热水器水箱的内部。它会吸引水中的元素,这些元素会腐蚀和破坏水箱的其他金属部件。

你可以把阳极棒想象成一块磁铁。它会吸收矿物质和金属离子,否则会导致加热器氧化和生锈。

如果您不安装动力阳极棒或从不更换镁棒,那么几年后您家中的热水器就会漏水。

牺牲镁阳极棒安装困难,使用寿命不长(仅使用 2 或 3 年)。他们被称为牺牲者,因为他们牺牲自己来保护坦克。由于其用途,阳极棒的寿命比整个罐的寿命短。这也是为什么你需要 更换阳极棒 在它完全腐蚀之前。

不要忘记维护您的热水器

如果您以后不想处理热水器泄漏问题,请确保您进行了适当的维护。除了 排干热水器 每年更换一次阳极,并确保对其所有部件也进行彻底清洁。擦拭水箱的外部以及阀门和水连接。这样,您可以清除灰尘和碎屑堆积,这可能会导致性能下降。

6评论

  1. 5:41 下午 上1月 22, 2022上的Dan

    我的水箱在水箱侧面的电气面板正下方漏水。

    • 8:42 上午 上1月 24, 2022上的Corro-Protec

      看起来你需要更换热水器,因为它漏水了

  2. 6:09 上午 上7月 6, 2021上的Anna

    我的热水器从底部漏水,除了打电话给水管工买一个全新的外,我不知道该怎么办?我试着把水排干,但在那之后它仍然漏水。

    • 8:11 上午 上7月 6, 2021上的Corro-Protec

      热水器的设计方式总是让它看起来像是从底部漏水。由于绝缘层顶部有外壳,水会留在外壳内并从底部泄漏。如果您验证了进水口和出水口、t&p 阀和配件,并且一切看起来都正常,则您需要打电话给水管工来修理。

  3. 1:50 下午 上9月 24, 2020上的Taylor Hansen

    当您说油箱底部的泄漏可能来自内部时,确实有帮助。我的热水器在3个月内第二次开始再次泄漏,这开始让我很烦。我必须找专业人员维修,或者决定是时候买新的热水器了。

    • 8:01 上午 上9月 25, 2020上的Corro-Protec

      您好泰勒,如果您的水箱因腐蚀而遇到问题,请尝试使用我们的动力阳极棒之一!

      问候,
      山姆

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