How To Fix A Leaking Water Heater

Finding yourself in need of water heater repair service can be frustrating. Sometimes you just do not have the time or resources to call in a professional plumber. The team at Dillon Plumbing knows this, which is why we are here to offer you tips on how to get the situation resolved all by yourself. Instead of worrying about what you’re going to do about your broken water heater, follow these steps carefully and you can get it fixed fast!

Repairing T & P Relief Valve Leak

how to fix a leaking hot water heater

The T & P valve protects against excessive temperatures and pressure levels. It is located on or near the top of the tank. If the T & P valve is leaking, it is likely defective. Remove it and look to see if it is corroded on the inside from hard water or well water chemicals. Installing a water softener can fix this problem and keep the valve clean and leak free.

If the T & P valve is clean, the issue causing the leaking be too much water pressure or a backflow preventer. Those issues are something that you have to hire a Boise plumber for because you cannot be dealing with them on your own.

Water Heater Drain Valve Leaking

If you forget to flush your hot water heater regularly, like property owners are advised to do, you could end up with a leak in the drain valve caused by sediment. You can fix this for brass valves by replacing the washer, but you will have to shut off the appliance and drain it completely first. For plastic valves, it is advisable to replace the entire thing, which is a process that involves draining it too. In the meantime, you can use a garden hose end cap and put it on the valve to stop the dripping.

Signs Of A Leaking Water Heater

You may think that a water heater leak is an obvious problem, but that is not necessarily always true. There is not always a large puddle present underneath the appliance or a big flood in the area where the water heater is. Sometimes it is just a few small drips, but this means that you are wasting water that you are paying to heat up. It also means that there is something wrong with your water heater. Pay close attention to the appliance whenever you go to flush it out, and see if there is any dripping sounds or evidence of dried up water,

Call Our Plumbers For Expert Assistance

When your water heater leak is too large for you to handle on your own and you need to call an expert to repair it, consider the friendly staff at Dillon Plumbing. Our service staff can get it checked out and have any leaks repaired. We’ll get to the bottom of things fast and communicate with you throughout the project so you’ll always know what you can expect. Make an appointment with our Boise plumbers today!