One of the more dangerous issues that can develop is for your water heater to start back drafting. Surprisingly enough, it also happens to be one of the common problems encountered by homeowners and is often undetected a lot. “Back drafting” refers to the phenomenon of the exhaust gases from your water heater being released into your home instead of outside. Considering that the main gas emitted by your water heater is carbon monoxide, your family can end up in danger. In addition, the backdraft raises the humidity of your home, making the occupants more uncomfortable and rooms more difficult to heat or cool. Another consequence of backdraft is that the gases can condense on the top of your water heater; these fumes happen to be very corrosive, thus resulting in damage to your heater.