How To Solve Water Heater Leaking Problems

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What To Do When You Have A Hot Water Heater Leaking Problem SUMMARY - Water heaters often have leaking issues, particularly older ones:

What To Do When You Have A Hot Water Heater Leaking Problem SUMMARY - Water heaters often have leaking issues, particularly older ones http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

This information shows what action to take in simple steps and covers a wide selection of hot water heater leaking problems in a clear and understandable guide:

This information shows what action to take in simple steps and covers a wide selection of hot water heater leaking problems in a clear and understandable guide http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

Water tank leaking is never a positive event to occur in your daily life and we never want to see this happen:

Water tank leaking is never a positive event to occur in your daily life and we never want to see this happen http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

There is often different degrees of severity of water tank leaking which ranges from a very small puddle to a mini-flood:

There is often different degrees of severity of water tank leaking which ranges from a very small puddle to a mini-flood http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

What is important to note is that you do not ignore the problem:

What is important to note is that you do not ignore the problem http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

You should immediately take action straight away as in the long run you will potentially save a lot of money, hassle and time:

You should immediately take action straight away as in the long run you will potentially save a lot of money, hassle and time http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

A small leak can very often turn into a much bigger leak and in some cases can cause the hot water tank to fully rupture:

A small leak can very often turn into a much bigger leak and in some cases can cause the hot water tank to fully rupture http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

Look at the size of the water tank and imagine all that hot water all over the floors:

Look at the size of the water tank and imagine all that hot water all over the floors http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

So what causes your water tank to leak? Well there are many reasons why your hot water tank is leaking and they can usually be determined by the exact location of the leak itself:

So what causes your water tank to leak? Well there are many reasons why your hot water tank is leaking and they can usually be determined by the exact location of the leak itself http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

Firstly though, make yourself safe:

Firstly though, make yourself safe http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

If you have an electric water heater turn it off:

If you have an electric water heater turn it off http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

Turn the water supply off as well, after you find the location of the leak as it may actually stop once the water supply is off:

Turn the water supply off as well, after you find the location of the leak as it may actually stop once the water supply is off http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

Now you can find the water leaking location so we can find a solution to the problem:

Now you can find the water leaking location so we can find a solution to the problem http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

You should check that the leak is not coming from any overhead pipes and make sure that you check the pipes that are attached to your hot water heater tank:

You should check that the leak is not coming from any overhead pipes and make sure that you check the pipes that are attached to your hot water heater tank http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

If the leak is actually coming from one of the pipes then consider yourself lucky:

If the leak is actually coming from one of the pipes then consider yourself lucky http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

All you will have to do is simply replace - don't bother trying to repair here as the cost involved is relatively cheap:

All you will have to do is simply replace - don't bother trying to repair here as the cost involved is relatively cheap http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

This means that you will not need to replace the water tank:

This means that you will not need to replace the water tank http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

Now find the exact location of the water heater leakage so you can apply the correct solution for your problem:

Now find the exact location of the water heater leakage so you can apply the correct solution for your problem http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

If the leak is coming from underneath the hot water heater, then it could be two things:

If the leak is coming from underneath the hot water heater, then it could be two things http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

The leak can be explained in two ways, one possibility is that the valve (called the drain valve) is faulty and leaking (this needs replacing) or that the water tank has rusted at the bottom:

The leak can be explained in two ways, one possibility is that the valve (called the drain valve) is faulty and leaking (this needs replacing) or that the water tank has rusted at the bottom http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

A rusted water heater tank is never a good thing and is a sign of failure, you should immediately consult expert advice and ideally look to replace the water heater:

A rusted water heater tank is never a good thing and is a sign of failure, you should immediately consult expert advice and ideally look to replace the water heater http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

If the location of the leak is from the top of the tank, then you should first check the TP valve (temperature-pressure) first :

If the location of the leak is from the top of the tank, then you should first check the TP valve (temperature-pressure) first http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

This is usually the main reason of leakages from the top of the heater:

This is usually the main reason of leakages from the top of the heater http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

If the valve is responsible for the leak, then you have two solutions to try, firstly reduce the temperature inside the heater, this can often stop the leak:

If the valve is responsible for the leak, then you have two solutions to try, firstly reduce the temperature inside the heater, this can often stop the leak http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

If this does not work try flipping the valve as dirt often gets stuck inside, if neither of these work then you should replace the valve:

If this does not work try flipping the valve as dirt often gets stuck inside, if neither of these work then you should replace the valve http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

It is very important to get this fixed, the main reason being is that this valve makes the heater safe, if the valve is faulty , that means pressure can build up, more pressure than the tank can handle and BANG - no more heater and a flood in your house:

It is very important to get this fixed, the main reason being is that this valve makes the heater safe, if the valve is faulty , that means pressure can build up, more pressure than the tank can handle and BANG - no more heater and a flood in your house http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

Is the heater leaking from the tank itself? You will find in most cases that this is down to rust:

Is the heater leaking from the tank itself? You will find in most cases that this is down to rust http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

This in a funny way is a good sign, as it signifies that the water heater is failing and it is time to either call a plumber to assess or simply replace the heater:

This in a funny way is a good sign, as it signifies that the water heater is failing and it is time to either call a plumber to assess or simply replace the heater http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

The reason being is that the hole where the leak is coming from will only grow and eventually the tank will fail and hot water will be thrown all over the place:

The reason being is that the hole where the leak is coming from will only grow and eventually the tank will fail and hot water will be thrown all over the place http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

Repairing the heater is not really advisable and is not an option most plumbers will give:

Repairing the heater is not really advisable and is not an option most plumbers will give http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

Not only would it be quite expensive to repair, the parts inside would need to be replace (like the anode rod) so it does not fail so quickly:

Not only would it be quite expensive to repair, the parts inside would need to be replace (like the anode rod) so it does not fail so quickly http://www.waterheaterleakingsolutions.com/

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