Jan 17, 2018

Water Heater Leaking?

Has your water bill suddenly surged? Is there a strange mildew smell coming from your basement or water heater closet? Are there signs of water damage or an active water heater leak in your Atlanta, Georgia home? Then it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible. Ignoring leaks can create more issues down the road. Not only will it cause trouble for your water heater unit, creating the need for a premature water heater replacement, but you will also put your home at risk for wood rot, foundation cracks, drywall damage and toxic mold growth. The certified Atlanta Plumbers at Mr. Rooter are experienced and ready to help. We provide a wide range of residential and commercial plumbing services including water leak detection, plumbing inspections, water heater repair and new water heater installation. Call our office today for more information or to schedule an appointment with a licensed and insured plumber in Atlanta, Georgia or a surrounding metro area neighborhood. 

Valves

All water heaters have temperature and pressure relief valves near the top of the tank. These prevent an accumulation of pressure from building up inside the tank. Unfortunately, these valves are often the source of leaks. If you see water dripping or pouring from these valves when they’re closed, there’s a good chance they have become defective. In such a case, it’s important that you hire professional Atlanta plumbers who can accurately repair or replace your current pressure relief valves.

Inlet and Outlet Connections

Has water been spraying from your supply pipes? Then shut off the water supply to ensure that your home is safe from flooding and water damage. The cold water shut-off valve should be located somewhere above your tank. Sometimes the leaks could be coming from the hot water outlet connection, which can make it difficult to reach the shut-off valve without burning yourself. If that’s the case, you might need to locate the main water valve, and stop the flow of water to your plumbing system entirely. Once the water has been turned off, you can attempt to fix the issue. You can try to tighten the inlet and outlet connections with an adjustable wrench. However, if your pipe has been damaged, you’re going to need a professional to replace it. 

Tank Liner

Another common area for a water heater leak to be found is the tank liner. If pools of water are forming around the tank, and it’s difficult to find an obvious source, there’s a good chance the tank liner is the culprit. Over time, a buildup of sediment can corrode the metal lining, and begin to deteriorate the tank from the inside out. If the liner is your problem, you’ll need to get a water heater replacement. 

Need Professional Help with Your Water Heater Leak? Call Mr. Rooter Today

Is it time for your next plumbing inspection, water heater repair or new water heater installation? Then call the experienced Atlanta plumbers at Mr. Rooter right away. Our certified professionals will work hard to make sure that your water heater system is working at its best. We’re available now to answer all your questions and can also schedule a convenient appointment with a licensed plumber in Atlanta, GA or nearby community. 



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