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Why Is my Water Heater Leaking?

Updated: Aug 24, 2022

There are a few reasons why your water heater may be leaking. The most common reason is that the tank has developed a leak. The liner inside the tank has been compromised usually due to hard water or just the age of the tank. Usually a yearly flush of the tank can prevent this from happening. This can happen due to corrosion or damage to the tank itself. If you notice any leaks, it's important to have the tank replaced as soon as possible to avoid further damage. If your tank is leaking there is not a fix for it you'll just have to get it replaced. Most plumbers and manufacturers recommend a pan underneath to prevent damage if it ever does start leaking again. If that is something that you would like installed that is something that we can do.

Another possibility is that one of the pipes or fittings connected to the water heater is leaking. This is usually due to a loose connection or a break in the pipe. If you notice a leak at one of these points, you'll need to have the affected component repaired or replaced. There are differant types of fitting now these days. Push pull fitting started getting traction 20 some years ago and now pex which is a plastic piping system this system also has many differant fittings that go with it also.

Finally, it's possible that the water heater's pressure relief valve is leaking. This valve is responsible for releasing pressure in the event that the tank becomes too full. If the valve leaks, it can cause water to spill out onto the floor. If you notice this happening, you'll need to have the valve replaced. Check out our page on repairs

If you're unsure why your water heater is leaking, it's best to call The Indy water heater pros for assistance. They'll be able to diagnose the problem and recommend the appropriate course of action. Leaking water heaters can be dangerous, so it's important to address the issue as soon as possible.

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