My Water Tank is Leaking. What next?

water tank leakDo you have a leaking water tank? Even if it’s just a few drops, it’s nothing to take lightly. A dripping water tank can quickly lead to enormous damage to your home. So here’s what you need to know if your hot water heater isn’t holding its water.


Identifying a Leak


Not every hot water tank leak is visible. Because tanks can leak on the inside, and because they’re often in closets and basements and other areas where you might not spend a lot of time, a leak can go unnoticed. Some telltale signs your tank is leaking include less hot water, rusting tank exterior, puddles near the tank, and a change in the water quality.


What to Do if You Suspect a Leak


You don’t want to ignore a potential leak. Follow these steps if you think your water heater might be losing water:


  • Locate the leak by looking for water, checking the integrity of the tank, and checking the valves
  • Turn off the power to the water heater
  • Drain the tank to access the place where the tank leaks
  • Turn off the water to the tank
  • Repair the leak


What Next? Call in a Plumbing Professional


Most homeowners don’t have training in plumbing and water tank repair. It requires experience dealing with electric or gas tanks, plumbing, and tank repair. Instead of managing a leaking water tank on your own, contact your local plumbing company to diagnose the issues, locate the leak, and complete the repair in less time, with less stress, and with work you can rely on.


If you have a hot water tank leak, reach out to the Hill Plumbing and Air team of experts today.

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