Water heaters are important appliances that allow you to have hot water from your plumbing system. These appliances can last for years with the proper maintenance, but they are still vulnerable to wear and tear and malfunctions. Leaks are the most common problem with water heaters as they may be caused by loose connections, a broken drain valve, or several other issues. A leaking water heater needs to be dealt with immediately because these appliances can hold a lot of water that can leak into your home. You will need to call a repairman to fix damage to your water heater as well as a water damage restoration professional to clean up the water.
ServiceMaster Fire and Water Restoration provides leaking water heater damage cleanup in Denver, CO and the surrounding areas. We can provide complete water damage restoration following a water heater leak that includes removal of the water and repair of the damaged materials. Calling us quickly will help stop the spread of the water and limit the damage.
Water Heater Leaks
Water heaters can hold anywhere from 20 to 120 gallons. If your water heater is leaking, that means that this much water could eventually leak into your home if the problem is not addressed. It is a good idea to check your water heater regularly for any leaks so you can take action before the damage becomes extensive.
If you do find a leak from your water heater, you need to take the following actions:
- Shut off water supply: You should first shut off the water supply to the water heater to help stop the leak. If the water shutoff valve on your water heart is broken, you can shut off the water in your home from the main shut off valve.
- Shut off power supply: For electric water heaters, shut off the breaker that supplies power to the water heater. For gas powered heaters, shut off the gas to the heater with the dedicated gas shut off valve.
- Look for the leak: A water heater leak can come from several places. Make sure you check the inlet and outlet fittings and connections, the pressure relief valve, thermostat for high temperatures, water pressure, drain valve, and the bottom of the water heater.
- Soak up water: If the leak is small, use towels to soak up the leak. Significant leaks will require water damage restoration.
Water Damage Cleanup for Water Heater Leaks
As mentioned above, water heaters hold a lot of water that can leak out into your home. Even small leaks can cause damage as the water gets absorbed into the surrounding building materials including carpeting, flooring, drywall, and your foundation. Areas affected by the leak are also vulnerable to mold growth.
Our technicians at ServiceMaster Fire and Water Restoration can provide complete water damage restoration to clean up and restore the damage caused by a water heater leak. We use advanced equipment that will extract water that has been absorbed by porous materials and we can restore the damaged areas and materials.
You can expect the following from our water damage cleanup professionals:
- We will find the source of the leak and stop the spread of the water.
- The water is removed and we will dry the affected materials.
- We will look for and remove mold growth.
Call ServiceMaster Fire and Water Restoration
If there is an issue with your water heater causing a leak, make sure you call a repairman to fix your water heater and our professionals to clean up the water damage. We are available 24 hours a day at (303) 791-6000 for leaking water heater damage cleanup in Denver, CO and the surrounding areas.