If your water heater is not heating water efficiently or is leaking, then the unit is probably in need of maintenance or repair. There is no minor leak on a water heater and they can quickly turn into a major ordeal. Due to the fact that you are dealing with water and or electricity or gas we highly suggest contacting a professional when repaing a water heater. However, the first thing you should do if you notice a leak is to either cut the power to the unit if it is electricity based or you should shut off the gas if it is a gas based water heater.
If the water leak is substantial then you should also shut off the cold water supply to the unit by turning the water valve on the cold water line that is feeding the hot water heater. Shutting off the water will most likely slow down the leak even if it doesn't completely stop it. You should also be extremely careful because you are dealing with hot water so you don't want to burn your hands. If you are unsure about any of the steps then leave everything alone and Mike's Plumbing of Southwest Florida as quickly as possible.
Emergency Plumbing Repairs can be costly and unexpected. A maintenance agreement with Mike’s Plumbing can help you avoid urgent repairs. Every customer we service receives a FREE Silver Level Membership Agreement.
I received an electronic receipt and itemized bill. Way to go, Mike - matching the nitsy administrative tasks to modern efficiencies.
I'm extremely grateful and pleased with the quality service offered with this service vendor.
Service technician came right away, and had our water heater operating in top shape within the one hour service call time.
A good honest plumber is a hard thing to find. This is not a huge corporation that will show up and over charge you just for knocking on the door.