Water Heater in Attic

Water Heater in Attic

In Charlotte and the surrounding areas, it has become increasingly common for water heaters to be installed in attics in many types of homes. Although this not may be a problem in your home, and we hope it never is, there are some issues we would like to shed light on in the vent you may experience damage to your home.

The most obvious concern with a water heater installed in an attic is that in the event of a leak or failure of the piping, the water damage can not only occur in the attic, but in the material and floors below. Insulation, joists, and other framework can be damaged, while also ceiling below and even walls or floors below can receive water damage as well. Depending on the style of the home and the amount of water leaking, a faulty water heater can affect multiple floors. Elevated moisture in the attic can also lead to mold growth if persistent.

All that being said, we would like to point out that routine maintenance of your water heater is essential, especially if it is located in the attic. Obviously, a water heater in a garage or basement has less of a chance to damage other parts of the home, but still may do so. If you suspect your water heater has caused damage in your home, feel free to contact us here at Built Restoration and once again consider routine maintenance on your equipment.

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