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What To Do When You Have Water Heater Leak?

What To Do When You Have Water Heater Leak?
October 18/2021

What To Do When You Have Water Heater Leak?

Your water heater plays an important role in your home, which is why Mr. Rooter Plumbing wants you to take regular maintenance and repairs seriously. While you may think your water heater isn’t super important to your home, once it has an issue, specifically a leak, we promise you will notice just how important it is to you and your family.

Water heater leaks can cause serious water damage to the surrounding areas, and cause you to need new flooring, subflooring, or even walls. Considering most water heaters are in the basement, you may not notice the leak for a couple of days or maybe even weeks, meaning that water has just been sitting there doing nothing but causing problems. Standing water causes the growth of mold and mildew, which if not taken care of or removed properly, can cause major health issues for you and your family.

If you are dealing with a water heater leak, the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing strongly encourages you to get one of our team members on the phone so we can send someone out to assess your water heater and put in the proper solutions to avoid any future issues. Are you wondering how you should deal with a water heater leak? Keep reading to find out…

How to Deal With a Water Heater Leak

When it comes to dealing with a water heater leak, you don’t have many options. You may think you can fix the issue on your own, but that may create a temporary solution when you really should be looking for a long-term solution.

The most important thing you should do first once you notice your water heater is leaking is shut off both the power supply and the water supply. If you have an electric water heater, you need to find the switch on your circuit break or electrical panel and immediately shut off the power to it. If you have a gas water heater, you need to find the on/off switch on the unit itself. This button is typically on the bottom of the heater unit.

To prevent more water from leaking out of your water heater, you need to turn off the water supply to your water heater’s tank. Your water heater has a shut-off valve attached to it at the top of your unit, so you simply need to close this valve so no more water can enter your tank. If you can’t find or turn this valve, you need to shut off your main water source to your home.

One of the most efficient ways to deal with a water heater leak is routine maintenance. Regular water heater maintenance will allow you to catch any issues before they get worse so that you extend the life of your water heater for as long as possible.

Do you need water heater leak repair? Are you dealing with a water heater leak but you can’t find the source? Do you need regular water heater maintenance? Sounds like you need the reliable plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing! We offer a wide variety of plumbing services, including water heater leak repair or detection. Call our office today to learn more.