Hot water heaters can crack and leak due to sediment buildup within the unit.

So, what does this mean? 
Just like any other appliance or area in your home, hot water heaters need to be cleaned. Over time particles and minerals within your water will settle and begin to buildup around the interior of the unit. This buildup can also coat the heating element, which can lead to corrosion. Drain your water heater once a year to clean the interior and remove particle buildup. This will decrease sediment buildup and prevent cracks and leaks. It can also improve the performance of your unit, saving you money to operate the unit.

What happens if your hot water heater has a breakdown? At MAX, homeowners and farmowners policies have Equipment Breakdown coverage available.  Talk to your MAX agent or contact us for more information to add this valuable coverage to your policy.

Source:  Mutual BoilerRe

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