Dealing With Water Heater Leaks

As with dripping water from air conditioning units, you should never overlook a water leak coming from your water heater. What seems like a minor issue now can actually become a major headache later on, leaving your home vulnerable to water damage and mold formation. But how exactly do you deal with a leaking water heater? A premier plumbing and HVAC company in the area, Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. shares what to do here.



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Turn off the power supply. Turning off the power supply  is the first important step. If you have an electric water heater, head to the electrical panel box and switch off the correct circuit breaker. If you have a gas-powered system. check for the on-off switch or dial near the bottom of the tank and cut the power.


Turn the water supply off, as well. Next stop: the cold water shut-off valve at the top of the water heater. By shutting off the water supply, you can prevent more water from escaping from the unit, which in turn reduces the potential of damage to your flooring, sub-floors and walls.


Call your trusted local plumber for the necessary solution. The simplest and most effective way to deal with a leak in your water heater is to work with a professional. In this area, that would be Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. We’re not just your reliable air conditioning company–you can also count on us for top-tier solutions to your plumbing needs. Our trained, experienced technicians will evaluate the severity of your water heater leak issue and recommend either a repair or replacement based on the results.


Don’t overlook proper maintenance. It doesn’t end with expert leak repair. To keep your water heater in top form all-year-round, you should also perform routine maintenance. Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. can take care of that, as well. With one of our comprehensive tune-ups, we’ll make sure the unit continues to provide the superior performance you expect. 


Look no further than Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for all your water heating needs. And if you need a new cooling system for your home, you can also check out our seasonal air conditioner sale. Expect only the highest-quality options and services when you work with us. We proudly serve New Richmond, WI, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (715) 246-2660 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.