The 5 Ways To Address a Leaking Water Heater

Everything new gets old and has to be replaced eventually and most of the time as far as plumbing it always goes out late at night or on the weekend when it is hard to get a hold of an Altamonte Springs plumber. Here are some things you can do to get you through a leaking water heater emergency:

  1. Turn the power off to the water heater which is usually in the breaker box. If it is gas turn the gas valve off.
  2. Turn the water supply valve off as this will stop the flow of water into your heater.
  3. Try to drain the water heater even though the water is shut off. The tank may continue to leak because it is usually holding 40 or more gallons of water and if the tank is cracked it will leak all 40 gallons on to the floor causing water damage so attach your hose to the bottom drain line to do this.
  4. Pull the relief pin up as this will allow air into the tank and help it drain faster.
  5. Call a local Altamonte Springs plumber to replace your water heater.

If you have a leaking water heater in Altamonte Springs follow these steps and it can save you major water damage to your home. You should also check your water heater supply valve and main water shutoff valve and make sure it works before you have an emergency. This way if it does not work you can call a local plumber to install one so you have a way to shutoff your water in the event of an emergency. If you need a water heater replacement give us a call at 407-710-0210.

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