A leaky water heater is every homeowners’ nightmare because of the potential consequences it can cause. No one wants to come home to find a flooded basement or damaged flooring. It is always best to identify problems before they become a catastrophe. So, what are some signs of a leaky water heater?
- Sounds of Water. If you hear the noise of rushing water or small drips near your water heater, it may have a leak. Visually inspect the water heater to determine the source of the noise. Sometimes, the leak is inside the tank and you may not be able to see any water. For either instance, it would be best to give us a call to inspect your water heater.
- Rust. If you notice rust on your water heater, this corrosion signals that it is time for a replacement. Rust is a precursor to a leaky water heater.
- Water. Leaky water heaters may have pooling water on top, around the base, or in proximity to the water heater. You may notice dripping water down the side of the tank or near the valves. Condensation is normal with weather or humidity changes, so if you are unsure of the source, keeping an eye on your water heater for at least 24 hours will help you determine if the water is from a leak or condensation.
- Cold Water. Over time, minerals will deposit at the bottom of your tank and slowly build up. These deposits can block the heat from being able to transfer into your water. Give us a call if you are having a lack of hot water, and we can determine the exact cause and find a solution.
If you have problems with a leaky water heater, immediately shut off the power to your water heater and turn off the water supply. This can ensure your safety and prevent any larger problems from occurring while you call a professional to help. At Minyard Plumbing, Inc., we offer 24-hour service from our team of experts. We can help you with any leaky water heater problems you may have.