Leaking hot water system
Water heater leaks can stem from a range of different causes, from something as simple as a loose valve, to a much more complex and costly issue, such as a corroded tank. To determine the cause of your hot water system leak, turn off the gas or electricity to the water heater and then turn off the water supply. Dry as much of the water on and around the tank as possible, then look for the location of the leak.
The most leak prone areas include: the cold water inlet valve, the heater drain valve, the T&P relief valve, as well as the tank itself (if it has corroded). If you can’t locate the leak or aren’t confident navigating your hot water system, it’s best to call in a professional plumber.
Hot water system tripping the circuit breaker
The three main elements that cause your water heater to trip the circuit breaker are: water leak into the electrical components, a bad heating element or thermostat and wiring problems . If you encounter this problem, turn off your hot water system and contact a plumber immediately.
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