Burst water heaters and pipes can spell a big headache as the sudden gush of water can weaken and destroy equipment as well as structural components. As reported in the Thousand Oaks Acorn, a busted water heater caused severe damage to Thousand Oaks Community Center gymnasium’s decades-old flooring, and sent the staff scurrying to carry out emergency measures to no avail.
Regular patrons of the Thousand Oaks Community Center gymnasium will have to play elsewhere until the end of November while a contractor replaces the facility’s 41-year-old floor.
Just before 10 a.m. on Sept. 8, the water heater inside the community center’s utility closet burst, sending about 700 gallons of water rushing onto the southern half of the gym’s wooden floor. (more…)