Leaky Water Heaters

A leaky water heater can turn into a bad situation in a hurry. Water damage can not only be expensive to repair, but the moisture can become locked into the walls which creates a mold and mildew problem. So if you are experiencing water heater leaks, call your professional plumber immediately at SLO County Plumbing There are several causes for a leaky water heater. In order to determine if you are need of a water heater repair or replacement, SLO County Plumbing & Drain Cleaning assesses where the origin of the leak is:

  1. Flex line leaking
  2. Another line connected near by the water heater (furnace drain lines, water softener, etc.)
  3. Water heater leaking from the tank

SLO County Plumbing & Drain Cleaning is well versed and certified in the repair and replacement of tankless water heaters, conventional water heaters, and hybrid heat pump water heaters. We also offer emergency water heater repair and replacement services. We are available 24/7.

Water Heater Repair

If the water heater leak is found in one of the lines, SLO County Plumbing & Drain Cleaning will replace the part and have your water heater functionality back to normal in no time.

Water Heater Replacement & Installation

In some cases, the water heater is leaking from the actual tank.  This event, a water heater replacement is necessary. SLO County Plumbing & Drain Cleaning will install a new water heater and dispose of the old unit.

Water Heater Brands Serviced

SLO County Plumbing & Drain Cleaning’s plumbers are experienced in the repair and replacement of all major water heater brands, including:


  • Navien

  • Rinnai

  • Rheem

  • Takagi

  • Bosch

Water Heater Maintenance

There is very little maintenance involved with water heaters, however performing a few routine checks can ensure the longevity of your water heater. Each manufacturer has its own set of maintenance suggestions. Here is a quick list from our experience:

  • Inspect the water heater for leaks every 2 months. Check the joints for corrosion.
  • Every 2 months, ensure the temperature and pressure relief valve opens and closes easily.
  • Smell for any gas leaks.
  • Keep flammable objects away from water heater.
  • Flush the water heater once every 6 months.
  • Once you have had your water heater a few years, check the anode rod once a year.

For a full run down on water heater maintenance or to schedule a water heater inspection, contact SLO County Plumbing & Drain Cleaning.

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