Edmonton Water Heater Tips: When Water Pools Under Your Water Heater

Do you see water pooling under your water heater? This is the most common telltale sign that you have a leak somewhere in your tank. If your water bills haven’t spiked yet, consider that good news, because you likely caught the leak at its early stages. Of course, pooling could also be the result of condensation, so you need to confirm that this isn’t the case.

The first step is to check whether the pool of water is caused by dripping, flooding, or spraying water around your tank. Your Edmonton water heater professionals share with you the following guidelines on what to do in such cases.

Spraying or flooding water

If you see water spraying from the pipes that go into the tank, turn off the controlling valve immediately. In most cases, the shut-off valve will be somewhere nearby. If it isn’t that obvious, track the pipe until you locate the valve. If water is spraying from the heater, turn off the valve above it. If the tank doesn’t have a valve, you may need to shut off your home’s main supply valve. Call a professional plumber to have the leak inspected. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2ksd04z