What to Do if You Have a Water Heater Leak

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Water Heater LeakA water heater leak is a common plumbing problem that we handle at General Plumbing. Sometimes this problem can be minor. However, other times it can be more severe. To help you better understand your situation and whether you will need the assistance of our Lake Worth, FL plumbing company, the following information can help you know what to do if you notice a leak.

Inspect the Heater

The first thing you need to do is perform a self-inspection of the heater. First, determine whether or not the leak is actually coming from the tank. Also, evaluate when the leak occurs. If a water heater leak is less severe, you will notice water right when the heater starts. After the heater is turned off, the water will disappear in a way that is similar to the process of condensation. This is completely normal – especially during the summer. Finally, inspect the valve; sometimes it might need tightening.

Prevent Further Damage

If these self-inspections do not identify the problem with your water heater leak, a more serious issue could be responsible. To prevent further damage, we recommend doing the following:

  • Turn off your water heater.
  • Stop the water supply to the heater by shutting off the cold water valve.
  • Drain the water from your heater.

Once you have taken these steps, contact General Plumbing at 1-866-436-7586. We will send one of our trusted plumbers to evaluate your problem and provide you with options to help you get it fixed as soon as possible.