November 03, 2016
So, you’ve noticed some water pooling around your water heater. The cause? The water heater is leaking! Uh oh. Is that serious? Perhaps.
Here’s what you need to know:
Drain valve/Spigot at the bottom of a tank water heater.
We had a client in Lakewood that, unfortunately, had the latter problem. She called us saying that her water heater was leaking at the bottom, and when one of our plumbing specialists arrived, he saw that the leak’s origin was the tank itself. So, he had to install a new water heater (50-gallon AO Smith).
In the meantime, you’ll want to minimize any water damage the leak could cause. So...
Find your electric panel and look for the breaker labeled “water heater” and switch it to “off.” (The label may be inside the panel door or next to the breaker itself). This should shut off power to the water heater.
Now, you’ll want to look for the cold-water valve handle or dial feeding your water heater and turn it to the off position.
“Marc R. was fantastic Installed our new water heater today and did a wonderful job. Great work ethic. Thanks.”
- Tammy B. from Lakewood
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