Something I haven't seen before..... I was called to check an old hot water system for a client. A friend of his had mentioned that the hot water heater looked pretty old and that he had one burst in his unit.
My clients hot water system was just over 10 years old.
Initially the hot water system wasn't leaking but due to the age and position of the tank (in a unit with potential to cause damage to his and neighbouring units) I recommended that we replace the unit within the next couple of weeks.
I returned a week and a half later to replace the hot water system... In that week and a half the tank had begun to leak!
Suffice to say my client was very relieved to see we had caught it literally just in time.
It only takes 2 minutes to check the age and condition of your storage hot water system and it can save you so much hassle.
Keep an eye out for rusty/brown coloured hot water!
If you have any trouble checking your hot water system give us a call and we can check it out for you free of charge!