Water Heater Failures and Explosions

Water Heater Failures and Explosions

When too much pressure builds up inside a water heater, the device can malfunction and even explode. These explosions can cause severe water damage to a building. This may be due to the water left behind from the exploded water heater or from the pressure of the explosion itself. In either case, a property owner should immediately contact professional cleaners to address the problem and clean the water damage.

For more information regarding how we can help you with your water damage problems, contact the Austin water extraction and restoration specialists of WOW Total Cleaning at 512-291-0048 today.

Causes for Water Heater Explosions

A water heater explosion can cause a massive amount of damage to a building. In addition to the physical devastation caused by the heater unit itself, a house or building may be further subjected to a sizeable amount of water damage. To clean up after a water heater explosion and help protect a building from further damage, a person should contact a professional cleaner as soon as possible.

Some of the most common causes of water heater explosions include:

  • Improper installation
  • Broken valves
  • Failed safety devices
  • Too much pressure
  • Improperly managed temperature

If a water heater has exploded in your home or business, you need professional help as soon as possible.

Contact Us

If your home or business has sustained damage from a water heater explosion, clean-up and water damage restoration should be a priority. To learn more about the cleaning options available to you, contact the Austin water extraction and restoration technicians of WOW Total Cleaning by calling 512-291-0048 today.