If you’ve noticed water on the floor around your water, you don’t necessarily have to jump to the worst conclusion–not every leaky water heater requires replacement. It’s important to first identify the source of the leak, then decide whether the leak can be repaired or requires either professional attention or a complete replacement. Some fixes are relatively quick and inexpensive, and can even extend the life of your water heater by several years.
When it comes to water leak repair, the best course of action is to call a professional plumber. A plumber can identify the source of the leak, recommend a plan of action, and inspect for any other household leaks or water damage caused by the leak.
- Cold and hot water connections.
- Temperature and pressure relief valve.
- Heater drain valve.
- The tank.