When your water heater is leaking, no matter from where; you have to have the right company come over and fix it for you. This is just something that needs to be done. When it comes to finding out more about a leak, then you have to consider where it is coming from and when it happened. When you call our company, we will ask a few routine questions to determine what we should bring.
Then we are on our way because we know that this is an important problem that should be fixed as soon as possible. A lot can go wrong with a break in the water heater, and you need the hot water for many important things in your home.
If your water heater is leaking from the top then this might be a bit harder to catch onto. It might just seem like condensation if it is a slow trickle leak. This is something that might show a break in the valves, or even just in the heater itself, depending on how old it is.
If the water heater is leaking from the bottom then you may notice a much larger puddle happening around the heater. This can cause serious problems in the foundation of the home and for the heater. This generally is a sign of wear, so depending on how old the heater is, you may have to have a replacement put in.
Have you checked to see if the water heater is leaking from the relief or drain valves? These valves might be leaking because they were not shut off all the way. While this is an easy fix, and one you should check first and foremost, you also want to make sure that the valves are not missing parts or need to be replaced. By making sure the valves are in good working condition, you’re allowing your heater to last a bit longer than it would without them.
Make sure that you follow our instructions during the phone call, which is generally just turning off the water supply until we are able to get there and take care of the problem. This will minimize the risks of flooding and ensure that nothing goes wrong between the time that we talk to you and the time that we get to your home.
We want to make sure that everything goes smoothly, and there are no future problems.
Once you determine a bit more information, then it is time to call in a professional to fix the issue for you. You cannot keep living with a leaking hot water heater since this is going to cause further problems down the road. Not only will you worry about a lot of flooding when the heater breaks, but fires can be started, and you might run out of the hot water if nothing is done with it when the problem is found.
Make sure to call us, and have us come over so we can fix the problem and any others that you may have at the time.