Is Your Water Heater Leaking From the Top? Follow These Steps To Discover Why!
If you’ve discovered that your water heater is leaking from the top, don’t fret! If the leak is truly from the top, it’s generally less costly and easy to fix. But if not properly treated in time, it can eventually develop into more serious issues. Before proceeding any further, it is always a good idea to turn the power off before working on your water heater. We are now going to look into the 3 most likely causes of why your water heater might be leaking from the top:
Not interested in self-diagnosing your water heater? Call Al Coronado today and a professional can locate and fix the leak!
#1: Water Inlet Valve
If there seems to be a collection of water on the top of your water heater, it is often a signal that there is a possible leak in the water inlet or outlet pipe. Check your cold water pipe which usually has an inline valve or gate valve that allows you to alter the flow of water to your water heater.