Why Is My Water Heater Leaking?
Posted on February 26th, 2018 by Dean's Plumbing
A water heater leak is no small issue. All that water can damage your floors, sub-floors, and walls — no, thank you! Damp and wet areas can even create mold and mildew, which can cause allergic reactions and asthma.
In order to nip this problem in the bud, you need to first determine the source of the leak. Here are a few common places the leak may start from:
Water Supply Lines
Check the pipes above your water heater. A leak from above can end up working its way down your insulation, making it appear as if the leak is coming from inside the tank (but its not).
It’s common for your pipes to fail before your water heater does, so pay extra attention to the water supply lines going into your system.
Temperature and Pressure Valves
If your T and P valves were removed recently, double check if they were sealed properly.
Your water heater could also be overheating the water, causing excessive pressure, which can lead to a leak. Call a professional plumber to help assess this issue instead of doing-it-yourself.
If you notice water at the bottom of your water heater, your drain valve may not be closed completely.
Water Heater Tank
Unfortunately, if the tank inside your water heater is leaking, there’s not much you can do, repair-wise. You will have to replace your system entirely.
If you do run into any problems at all with your home plumbing, don’t hesitate to reach out to our professional technicians here at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains. We are here to help you with all of your home plumbing needs, including your water heater! Visit our website to learn more about our services or give us a call directly.
Contact our experts at:
St. Paul: 651-237-9190
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