When hot water heaters are exposed to flood water, it’s always recommended to replace the unit rather than repair it. Sensitive valves, controls and thermostats will likely start to corrode after being exposed to water, and the surrounding insulation can become contaminated and corrode the equipment from the outside as it struggles to dry. With the recent and recurring floods in Windsor, replacing hot water tanks with a tankless water heater is often a better choice.
Hot water tanks have to be big enough to store a sufficient amount of water for household activities. As a result, they’re usually installed in mechanical rooms in the basement where there is enough room to house them. The problem is that these oversized units are prone to flooding, and during heavy rains, basements in the Windsor area are the first spaces to be overrun with water.
There are many benefits to tankless water heaters but an often overlooked advantage is that they’re not vulnerable to flood damage like a traditional hot water tank. Since tankless heaters don’t store water, the unit is much smaller and can be installed on the wall—where it’s convenient for you and where it’s safely out of the way of possible flood damage in your basement.
Tankless water heaters aren’t vulnerable to flood damage and they won’t cause floods. When using a traditional hot water tank, you always run the risk of having the tank rupturing—releasing all the stored water into your basement, possibly causing severe structural damage to your home.
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