If you have a water heater that is leaking, that could indicate a couple of different things. For example, a rusted bottom to your water heater or a loose and corroded valve.

  • If you see water pooling at the bottom of the water tank, it may not be a leak, it could simply be condensation.
  • If a large amount of water is pooling at the bottom of the water tank, inspect all of the pipes and fittings and see if you can see the leak.
  • If you do happen to spot a leak coming from your water heater, you will want to turn off the power supply to it.


Determining the location of the leak:

  • You will want to check the cold water inlet and the hot water outlet
  • Check the temperature and pressure relief valves
  • The heater drain valve could also be a source of a possible leak
  • Lastly, check the bottom of the hot water tank


A hot water leak can either be a simple fix or you may need to completely replace the hot water heater. Either way, taking care of the problem as soon as possible is a must.

If you are unsure of what needs to be done, calling a plumbing professional will be the best way to determine what needs to be done. Not only is it good to call a plumber in order to get the problem fixed quickly and correctly, but it will also ensure that you and your family are safe, due to there being electric connected to this water source.