Water Heater Leaking? Here’s How To Fix It Easily

Is your water heater leaking? Here are signs your water heater is leaking and what to do about it.

在美国,普通家庭垃圾泄漏 10,000加仑 (每年37,854升)。更糟糕的是,10%的美国家庭遇到了水暖问题,这很糟糕,他们每年浪费32,850加仑(124,350升)。

因此,如果您发现热水器漏水或滴水,最好尽快解决问题。你越早做,越早到达 节约用水,金钱,甚至是水箱本身。泄漏不会自行修复;相反,它们只会随着时间的推移而变大。

准备阻止您的热水器漏水并浪费那么多钱吗?然后继续阅读,因为我们将告诉您如何正确纠正此类管道问题!

确定是否泄漏

首先,不要惊慌。有时,似乎漏水的热水器水箱并没有真正让其内容物浪费掉。它可能是来自空气的湿气,它已经在水箱的外表面凝结并形成水滴。

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. In many homes, the water meter is outside, on the curb in front of the property. In some, the gauge is in the basement, along the lower section of a wall and near the floor junction. You may also find it in your basement washroom, laundry room, or on an exterior wall.

Once you find the meter, have everyone at home stop using the water as you run the test. Be sure to completely shut all the taps, toilets, fixtures, and water appliances. Your meter should have stopped moving at this point. If it’s an older model, the pin should be completely still. If it has a digital interface, you may have to wait for about half an hour to an hour to see if the reading changes. If the pin moves or the numbers on the gauge changes, you have a leak.

确认是否真的是热水器漏水

热水器漏水

要确定是真的是电热水器还是燃气热水器泄漏,请先将水箱擦干。为了您的安全,请务必关闭水箱的电源并戴好防护手套。

接下来,清洁阀门和供应管线。除了储罐本身之外,这些零件还可能产生可能导致泄漏的问题。

储罐清洁干燥后,请密切注意其外观。如果水分在整个表面上均匀分布,则可能会凝结。

如果您仅看到热水器阀门泄漏,那么这肯定有水箱问题的迹象。如果水从水箱或其供水管线的特定位置渗出,情况也是如此。

In some tanks, the damage can be super small that it may take time for the water to seep out. If you don’t see immediate leaks, cover the area right under the tank with some paper towels. Check them for signs of dampness every couple of hours. If the towels do become moist or wet, chances are, your have a water heater leaking problem.

关闭水箱的供水阀

Once you’ve confirmed that your tank does leak, the next step is to close its shut-off valve (shut off the water). This stops more cold water from flowing into the tank. If you had to switch the heater back on, be sure to turn off the power again before working on the shut-off valve.

在大多数水箱中,截止阀位于安装在冷水供应管线上的热水器正上方。这可能是您需要旋转或旋转的闸阀,也可能是您可以轻松下拉的手柄。

解决泄漏

Depending on the severity and the location of the leak, you may be able to carry out a few DIY fixes. The easiest to repair are leaks in water connections. Prepare yourself, though, as you may have to call a licensed oplumber for bigger, more severe issues, such as tank leaks.

水管泄漏

连接到水箱顶部的两条管道是冷水入口和热水出口。由于水不断地流入和流出这些管线,因此随着时间的流逝,它们可能变得松散或分离。如果这是热水器漏水的地方,则只需要拧紧松动的连接即可。

管钳应该可以解决问题。同样,在固定连接之前,请确保热水器没有电。如果这是您需要处理的热水出口,这一点尤其重要。

泄水阀

热水器水箱底部附近的阀是“排水阀”。这是使您能够 用尽你的坦克 用于维护目的。说到这,您应该至少每年冲洗并清洁一次水箱,以消除沉积物的堆积。

像所有其他连接一样,排水阀也会随着时间的流逝而松动。如果您发现热水器从该部分漏水,请用管钳将其稍微拧紧。确保缓慢进行操作,以免阀门拧得过紧,否则可能导致泄漏加剧。

如果泄漏没有消除,则可能需要更换整个排放阀。这项工作比较复杂,因此最好将它交给专业的水管工。

泄压泄压阀

Your water heater comes with a temperature and pressure relief valve. It’s a device that lets steam or water exit the tank to avoid a build-up of excessive temperature or pressure. It should do its job if the temperature inside the tank exceeds 210 degrees, or if the pressure goes beyond 150 psi.

如您所见,TPR阀是水箱中至关重要的安全组件。如果失败,则储罐内的过热或过高压力可能导致储罐破裂或爆炸。

因此,您还应该定期检查热水器的这一部分。每年至少测试一次,以确保它快速,轻松地释放压力(和一些水)。

由于是阀门,因此热水器的此组件也容易泄漏。如果卡在部分打开的位置,可能会发生这种情况。如果损坏,则可能使水从其连接的管道中流出。

在这种情况下,最好和最安全的选择就是给水管工打电话。毕竟,您不仅要处理泄漏,还要处理温度和压力。轻微的错误会导致严重的健康和安全隐患。

泄漏坦克

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。

If this is the root cause of your water heater woes, then you’d need to get replace the water heater. These leaks are often non-repairable, as they’re usually a sign of deterioration.

Preventing Water Heater Leaking

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。

这里有一些方法可以延迟昂贵的内部热水器泄漏的发生。

在完全腐蚀之前更换阳极棒

在水箱内有一个牺牲部分,称为“阳极棒”。它是由金属制成的管状部件。传统的金属混合使用锌,镁和铝等金属。

In any case, an anode rod sacrifices itself to protect the interior lining of a water heater tank. It attracts elements in the water that can corrode and destroy the other metal parts of the tank. You can think of the anode rod as a magnet. It draws in minerals and metal ions to itself that can otherwise cause oxidation and rust in the heater.

由于其目的,阳极棒的寿命比整个电解槽的寿命短。也正是由于此功能,热水器专家称其为“牺牲羔羊”。这也是为什么您需要 更换阳极棒 before it gets completely eroded. Otherwise, the rod will no longer be able to attract corrosive elements in the water. This then leaves the tank vulnerable to rust, corrosion, and, ultimately, damaging leaks.

Today, however, you’ll find anode rods that use current to protect the tank against corrosion. The Corro-Protec anode last way longer than traditional ones and doesn’t require any maintenance.

因此,为了保护您的储罐免受将来的泄漏,请确保其阳极棒不会完全腐蚀。如果您在杆的可见部分上看到严重的锈蚀,那就是更换杆的提示。

考虑使用软水剂

硬水通常不会危害健康,但是会缩短热水器的使用寿命。它还会降低效率并损害加热系统的性能。

实际上,一项研究发现,硬水可以使热水器 消耗更多的能量 比那些加热软水的研究人员还指出,使用软水的家庭购买的清洁产品较少。那是因为软水比硬水更容易清洗。

另一项研究发现,长期接触硬水可以 造成管道损坏。硬水中溶解的矿物质会导致管道中形成水垢。随着时间的流逝,硬化的矿物会腐蚀管道组件。

If you live somewhere where the water is hard, consider using a water softener or a powered anode. This can help your water heater last longer and become more energy-efficient. On the flip side, water softeners can make 阳极棒 腐蚀更快。如果决定软化水,则还需要更频繁地更换牺牲杆。一个 钛涂层棒 是您最好的选择,因为它的使用寿命比传统杆更长。

不要忘记维护热水器

除了 冲洗水箱 and change the anode once a year, be sure to give all its parts a thorough cleaning too. Wipe your tank’s exterior as well as its valves and water connections. This way, you can get rid of dust and debris build-up, which can contribute to reduced performance.

确保您还每年一次测试加热器的排水阀和TPR阀。这样,您可以发现泄漏并加以修复,然后再使您的水费膨胀。

测试TPR阀时,将容器或桶直接放在其开口下方。如上所述,工作阀应迅速释放压力和水。释放阀门时,您还应该听到“吹气”的声音。

保持热水器的压力也很重要 设定在80度 或更低。高于此范围的任何高度都会导致油箱部件过早磨损。

Fix Water Heater Leaking ASAP to Make Your Water Heater Last Longer

那里有水,这是您发现热水器漏水或滴水时如何做的最终指南。重要的是尽快解决问题,因为这可以帮助您挽救坦克。为了防止热水器受到将来的损坏,请定期对水箱进行维护。

如果您正在寻找寿命更长,性能更好的阳极棒,Corro-Protec可以为您提供帮助。看看我们的 动力阳极棒 为热水器提供长期保护!

2评论

  1. 1:50 下午 上九月 24, 2020上的Taylor Hansen

    It really helped when you said that a leak from the bottom of the tank can be from the inner part. My water heater started leaking again for the 2nd time in 3 months and it’s starting to annoy me. I’ll have to get a professional over to repair it or decide if it’s time for a new water heater.

    • 8:01 上午 上九月 25, 2020上的Corro-Protec

      Hello Taylor, if you are experiencing some issues with your tank because of corrosion you should try one of our powered anode rod!

      问候,
      Sam

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