Got A Leaking Water Heater?

Have you ever come home to find no hot water in the shower or water all over the garage floor?  Is there a leaking water heater or water coming out of the closet where your water heater is?
  • Water running down the sides of the water heater
  • Water on the floor near the water heater
  • No hot water and slight moisture near the bottom of the water heater
These are tell-tale signs that your water heater has probably cracked on the inside. When you notice water leaking from the bottom of your water heater, this usually means there is a crack in the tank and the entire water heater will need to be replaced.  
Sometimes a water heater can develop a leak from the top. This type of leak is usually caused by a fitting or a plumbing part that has malfunctioned. In this case, the water heater can often be repaired.
  • Leak from the shut off valve
  • Leaking from a flex line
  • Leak from the T/P overflow line

What You Can Do

Performing a visual inspection of the water heater is the best way to see where the leak is coming from. It is a good idea to have a flashlight and a step ladder handy. This way, if you need to take a closer look at a certain part of the tank, you will already have the tools you need.

Once you’ve inspected your water heater, you can call and speak with one of our water heater plumbing experts. Water Heaters Only, Inc is available 24 hours a day to talk you through an analysis if you like to troubleshoot problems yourself before having a serviceman come to your home. We are happy to assist you over the phone with any questions you might have.

What We Can Do

You may prefer to have a technician out to diagnose and fix the problem for you. At Water Heaters Only, Inc, we are happy to take care of the entire process. Once on-site, our technician can inform you about any problems and provide solutions so you can get hot water again quickly!

If your water heater is leaking, call us toll free 1-800-835-8041.  A water heater plumber can assist you in turning off the gas or electricity over the phone. They can also assist you in turning off the water to the water heater to help mitigate any potential water damage. You can also schedule an appointment for a Water Heaters Only, Inc technician to come to your home, diagnose and fix the problem. Our technician will arrive prepared to repair or replace your water heater right away!


Click here for our Emergency Shut Down Instructions

Leaking Water Heater Photos

Look closely at these leaking water heater photos! You may not see water at the bottom of your water heater or there might not be a noticeable leakage. If you see rust stains running down the tank or a large build up of corrosion, it could be a sign of a leak from a different area. This is a good time to do an visual inspection and call for help.