Your water heater is probably one appliance that you don't give too much thought about. You get up in the morning and hop into a nice, warm shower. But that day the water runs cold, that's when you start to think about your water heater. When you investigate to see what the problem is, you find a puddle of water all over the floor. While you may think a leak may mean a minor adjustment, that may not necessarily be the case. Here are some ways for you to determine what is causing the leak so that you can get yourself back to enjoying nice warm showers again.
Determine the Source of the Leak
Just because you find a puddle of water on the floor near your water heater does not necessarily mean that it's due to a leak from the heater. There are other pipes around the water heater, and your washing machine may be located nearby as well. The water can also be from condensation build-up. To determine exactly where the water is coming from, wipe the area dry and inspect the water heater for obvious signs of leakage.
Finding the Location of the Leak
There are a few different sources to consider:
Shut off Water and Power
After you are sure the source of the water is the water heater, turn off the power supply to the heater. Once you are certain the power supply has been shut down, turn off the water supply to the water heater by way of the cold water valve. Then call a water heater repair service.
Call your local water heater repair service, like StateWide Mechanical II Inc., for help with finding and repairing serious leaks.Share