6 Signs Your Geyser is About to Blast In 2024

If you are facing issues with the geyser about its functioning or are not able to perform well, refer to the indications discussed in the article below. And it will prevent your Geyser from blasting.

6 Signs Your Geyser is About to Blast

According to [NFPA] & US [CPSC], stated in the reports that nearly 35-40 deaths and more than 200 injuries are caused by geyser explosions per year. Most of the time this happened due to irregular Geyser maintenance.

6 Signs Your Geyser Is About to Blast

1. Shaking & Vibrating

If your geyser is vibrating or making a noise, it’s a sign that there’s too much pressure in the water. You can prevent this by ensuring that your geyser is not overfilled. This can be done by:

Shaking & Vibrating
  • Ensuring you do not fill up more than 10% of the capacity of your geyser
  • Make sure that you only use high-quality tap water (it should have an effective chlorine content)

2. Water Leakage

Leakage is a sign that your geyser valve is leaking. If you see a steady stream of water coming out of your geyser, it’s time to call a plumber!

If you’re lucky and have no leaks yet, check the pressure in your geyser first before calling for help. The pressure should be at least 30 pounds per square inch (psi). 

Water Leakage From The Geyser

If it’s not and seems low for any reason, and especially if it gets lower over time, you might need to replace some parts or even replace the whole thing entirely!

If your geyser is leaking, there may be a problem with the geyser itself. If you see water trickling out of the top of your geyser and onto other parts of your yard, it means that something is not right with this device.

You should contact a plumber to fix this leak so that you don’t end up with another expensive bill later on!

3. Temperature & Pressure Valve

The temperature & pressure valve maintains the prescribed temperature & pressure inside the geyser, when this valve gets damaged, the geyser will not be able to regulate the pressure inside the tank, and it can explode. 

Temperature & Pressure Valve

If you own an older model manufactured before 2013, then there can be a risk of damage to the T&P valve.

Note:- But in the latest models of the geyser, this T&P valve has now been protected & integrated with auto-cut-off circuit protection that is present at the base of the geyser which is connected to the power socket to ensure the right intensity of current in the working circuit of the geyser. 

4. Rusty Water

If you see rusty water, it’s a sign that your geyser is about to burst. The water in the geyser pipe rusts over time and can cause damage to the inside of your system.

If you notice rust on your water or around its base, there are several things you can do:

  • Clean out any debris from inside with an old toothbrush (or similar)
  • Check for leaks, this may require some disassembly if necessary, make sure no parts are loose before proceeding!

5. Popping Sounds

Most of the time popping sound comes when you turn on the Geyser. The reason behind the popping sound is the excess mineral deposits and sediment at the bottom. These minerals and sediment form due to the hard water supply to the Geyser.

Popping Sounds From The Geyser

Eventually, they settled at the bottom and when you turn on the Geyser they start to heat up and produce a popping sound.

To prevent your Geyser from popping sound you need to flush out all the mineral deposits and sediments from the bottom. To increase the life span of the Geyser you need to flush out the sediment once in 2 years.

6. Rotten Egg Smell From the Tap

Rotten Egg Smell From the Tap

If you notice a poor rotten egg smell near your geyser or water outlet tap, then it’s a clear sign that it can burst due to the leakage of gas, and this occurs due to [wrong installations, improper placement of water pipes, inside heating element damaged]

Frequently Ask Question

1. What happens when a water heater explodes?

When a water heater explodes, it produces a huge amount of pressure. The pressure is caused by the expansion of steam in the tank and can be as high as 100 pounds per square inch (PSI). This extra pressure causes serious damage to the surrounding area of your home. 

The amount of damage can be based on several factors, such as:- 

  • The size [capacity liter] of the geyser
  • The age of the geyser
  • The condition of the geyser before it exploded

2. What causes water heaters to explode?

Water heaters that are properly installed and maintained usually don’t explode. A water heater is designed to be safe. However, sometimes problems can occur and cause the water heater to explode.

Below are the common reasons why the water heater explodes- 

  • The water temperature was set too high
  • Excessive heat is another cause of water heater explosions
  • Overheating due to exceeded capacity
  • Formation of sediment at the bottom of the water heater tank
  • Faulty electrical components in electric geysers
  • Damaged Heating element/rods

3. Can a water heater explode if turned off?

According to the survey, leaving your geyser turned off for a long time can damage the water heating elements and if you suddenly provide a high voltage or electricity supply, then there are high chance that it can burst due to the damage to the water heating pipes. 

Modern geysers use a safety valve [T&P] to prevent explosions when the pressure inside the tank gets too high or if there isn’t enough water in the tank for proper operation (this happens if you turn off your geyser before it has had time to cool down).



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