Leaking Pipes Can Damage Your Water Heater
The biggest problem with water heaters, would be water
leaks and the second biggest problem would be the fact that they simply
wear out over time. If the water heater is maintained regularly, there's
a good chance that your home repair bills won't be too extensive.
Leaking pipes can definitely damage your water heater over time, the leaking water can leak onto the water heater, causing it to rust and depending upon your water in the area, it could start to build up calcium deposits, also. Calcium deposits, can also do damage to the interior and exterior of the water heater.
Though water leaks around your water heater, not only can damage your water heater, but can damage the platform that is holding it up. Whether this platform is built out of wood, metal or concrete, you could find yourself replacing or repairing the damage eventually.
If you inspect your home on a regular basis, this would involve inspecting your water heater and its surroundings. If you notice any wet spots, rust or staining, you can now start to look for a water leak. Once you find the leak, make sure that you repair it or replace the damaged part as soon as possible.
This would also apply to any other water pipes that are leaking around your home, make sure that you repair or replace them as soon as possible. I can't stress this enough, you might have to replace a $20 part today, but it could save you hundreds of dollars in the near future.