Water Heater Maintenance

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Water Heater Maintenance

A water heater leak can damage your property and result in significant costs to your business.

A water heater holds and transfers water continuously, which can result in deposits accumulating at the bottom of the tank. These deposits may corrode the liner and heating elements over time.

Signs your water heater is not functioning properly:

  • Water is accumulating under the heater.
  • The equipment is making a hissing or whistling sound (usually indicates a worn valve).
  • You experience consistent hot water shortages. 

 What seems like a minor problem may turn into a costly claim. If there are any signs of failure, contact a licensed plumber immediately to fix or replace the equipment.

Steps to reduce the risk of leaks:

  • Install a water catch pan with a drain connected to a waste line, sump pump or other means of disposing of water.

  • Have an automatic shut off valve (ASOV) installed by a licensed plumber.

  • Install a water alarm.

  • Schedule regular inspections of your equipment by a licensed plumber. 


This material is informational only. It is not intended to be, and is not in fact, a statement, in whole or in part, of GNY’s underwriting guidelines. Nothing said here amends or affects the interpretation, application, or both, of the coverage provisions in any GNY insurance policy; nor do the statements made here constitute a representation that insurance coverage exists for any loss under any GNY policy. Coverage depends on facts and circumstances of each individual claim or loss, the applicable laws, and the policy provisions in the GNY insurance policy.