Five Reasons Water Heaters Stop Working
A water heater is often an appliance that works in the background -- you don't give it much thought until it fails. Knowing how the heater is likely to fail can help you avoid surprises. 1. Sedimentation The most common reason for water heater failure is when sediment builds up in the tank, eventually crusting over eating elements and other important mechanics inside your water heater. The cause is the mineral sediments in hard water.