Water & Sewer

The Causes of Water Heater Damage

Having a damaged, barely functioning water heater can spell trouble for most homes. A broken water heater means that you have to take cold showers early in the morning when going to work or any other time you need to take a bath. Fortunately, Plumbing One specializes in water heater repair in Columbus, OH. We can help you detect causes of water heater damage so you have time to call us and get it sorted before the issue worsens.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with a plumber from our team when you notice:

Poor Installation

Shoddy workmanship is a common reason behind water heater damage. The reason is that certain components in water heaters are delicate such as the wires and heating element. Subpar water heater installation can easily lead to long-term damage to your unit. Not to mention that poorly done work related to water heaters can easily result in accidents.


Older water heater models are more susceptible to wear and tear, and longevity issues can easily compromise its functions. If your water heater is more than 15 years old, you might want to consider a water heater replacement.

Power Surges

These can be detrimental to water heaters, even if you use a tankless water heater. This is because a power surge can “fry” or cause electrical components to short-circuit, which can damage the heater. Power surges typically happen during storms after a power outage when the electricity comes back on.


Negligent water heater use is a surefire way to damage your water heater. Our water heater maintenance experts can lend a hand and give pointers on how to optimize water heater usage to get the most out of your water heating unit.

Is your water heater malfunctioning? Call Plumbing One today to schedule an appointment.

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