Eventually a tankless water heater will leak just like any water heater and cause just as big a mess. We have solutions to keep water heaters from flooding your home. In fact, my WaterCop alerted me our water heater was leaking and automatically shut the water off, saving me potentially thousands of dollars of water damage to my basement.
We have solutions to keep any fixture from flooding your home by automatically turning your water off and even tie into your homes alarm system to alert you of a water leak when you’re away. But you have to be pro-active and want the protection. I can’t beat you over the head and make you get it.
It’s interesting how people will buy alarm systems to keep their homes from being robbed, but could care less whether their home is flooded from a burst pipe, ruptured water heater, faulty valve, worn out toilet tank bolts, etc. that can equally cause thousands of dollars of damage.
Automatic shut off devices to protect your home from flooding are far less expensive than burglar alarm systems. A friend of mine sells burglar alarm systems. Come to think of it, he told me one time that a high percentage of his clients hire him AFTER they’ve been robbed. Don’t wait until your home floods to get protection. It’s simple. It’s fast. It’s inexpensive. Get protection now before the flood. Sounds like something Noah would say. No one listened to him either.