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Water Heater Leaking: What Should You Do?

A water heater leak may seem like just a minor nuisance, but it can quickly turn into a big problem.

 

Even a small amount of water will cause damage to your floors, sub-floors, and walls. Keep in mind that water heater leaking may be a symptom of a much larger problem. In extreme cases, a catastrophic and complete water heater failure can cause a significant flood that could lead to hefty repair bills and damaged personal property.

 

Concerns with Water Heater Leaking

Water heater leaking can also be a health concern. Damp and wet areas can sprout mold and mildew that can cause allergic reactions and asthma in some individuals. According to the EPA, some mold spores are toxic and can lead to serious health problems.

 

What to Do

Depending on the type of leak you have, you will either have to repair your water heater, or replace it. In both cases, it is highly recommended that you call a professional plumber from Clear Drain Plumbing to deal with the problem.

 

Improper repairs or removal of a water heater can cause larger leaks and even floods which could lead to much more serious problems such as water damage. If you choose to replace your water heater yourself, you will need to properly dispose of the old unit.

 

By calling a professional plumber from Clear Drain Plumbing, we will be prepared and able to take care of any issue we encounter with your water heater!