Leaks are one of the most common issues you can run into with a water heater. There are many reasons a water heater might leak, including a bad pipe connection, loose gaskets, a damaged drain valve, a faulty T&P valve, tank corrosion, and more. It’s also easy to mistake a different kind of water buildup for a water heater leak, including condensation or a nearby leaking washing machine.
Since there are so many different ways a water heater can leak, it’s best to call a plumber at the first sign of trouble. Our technicians can determine the exact cause and location of your leak, and more importantly, find out if it makes more sense to repair or replace the unit. For example, a cracked tank that leaks from the bottom usually requires a replacement, while an inlet connection that’s leaking from the top is a relatively quick fix.