Water heaters are known to have long lifespans but eventually, you may experience a leak. It’s important for homeowners to have any leaks fixed as soon as possible, as even a small amount of water can cause a considerable amount of damage. Hutchinson, a leader in heating repairs in Burlington County, NJ, wants to help you troubleshoot your situation as quickly as possible so you can prevent an emergency from becoming a costly disaster.
Common Reasons Why Water Heaters Leak
What to Do if You Have a Leak:
If you’ve determined that it is your water heater that is leaking, what are your next steps? We’ve got you covered!
Step 1: Turn Off the Power Supply. This will vary depending on if you have an electric water heater or a gas water heater.
Step 2: Turn Off the Water Supply. If you have a gate-style valve (a wheel that turns), turn the valve clockwise as far as you can. If your valve is a ball-style, turn the handle 180 degrees. If you’re struggling to turn off the water supply because the valve is broken, you can shut off your home’s main water valve.
Step 3: Determine the Source of the Leak. Once your water and power supply has been turned off, this gives you an opportunity to assess your tank better and determine where exactly the leak may be coming from. Most common places of leaks are the cold and hot water inlet and outlet connections, the temperature and pressure relief valve, the heater drain valve, and the bottom of the water tank. If you’re having trouble, call in a professional. A good plumbing company will offer same day, 24/7 services.
Step 4: Repair or Consider a Replacement. It’s recommended that you contact a professional plumber to help troubleshoot your leak and help determine what your best options are.
Upon discovering and identifying the source of your water heater’s leak, it is highly recommended that you contact Camden, Burlington, and Atlantic County’s heating repair experts at Hutchinson to repair or replace your water heater to prevent home damage or possible injury. Call us today at 866-953-8728 or click here to schedule an appointment.