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It’s that time of year again where we share pictures of some of the truly terrifying that our techs have encountered. Whether it’s mold gone wild or water heaters that are just in very bad shape (to say the least!), here are a few of the pictures that our techs out in the field have shared with us:

Black Mold

Mold, gook and spider webs…Oh my!

Water damage is no joke and it’s something we deal with from time to time here at Water Heaters Only, Inc. As is often the case, water heaters can be located in areas that people don’t think to check very often, so when a leak starts it may be a long time before it’s noted, especially if the water heater is still working. (For more information about water heaters, to set up a service call or to find out about an annual maintenance program for your water heater, go to our website here. This can lead to damage to the wall, the floor and even any items that may be nearby, whether the water heater is in a closet or in the garage. But the scariest result can be the buildup of mold. When that happens, professional restoration companies are called in to get the area cleaned up so that it is not a danger to anybody in the residence. Here are a few pictures of some of the moldy situations we find ourselves in:

Dead On Arrival or D.O.A

Sometimes we get to a job only to find the water heater is beyond repair. No one loves having to replace a water heater, but when you see these photos below, you’ll understand:

“I Think We Found The Problem!”

And finally, the effects of wearing a glove all day:

Wrinkly Hand ©

So there you have it. Another look at some of things we see while out getting people hot water. Before we go, however, we would like to remind you that the weather is getting colder and that means that many water heaters will be working harder to bring you hot water. This could lead to a water heater failure and you’ve seen what kind of trouble that can cause. Give us a call if you think your water heater may be in need of a repair or replacement. You don’t want to wait until it is too late or it could be your water heater that is featured in next year’s post. In the meantime, stay safe and Happy Halloween!