Leaking Water Heater


When you're done with all the tasks below, mark that you've completed this checklist.

Leaking Water HeaterPlumbing MaintenanceProperty MaintenanceUltimate Nomad Checklist


Determine the location of the leak.

Look at the drain valve at the bottom of the tank. If this is leaking call a plumber to replace the faulty drain valve.

If the leak is coming from the tank you will need to replace the water heater.

Mark this task as complete when done.

Leaking Water HeaterUltimate Nomad Checklist


Turn off the water heater.

For electric water heaters, find the water heater’s circuit breaker and flip it to “off.”

For gas water heaters, look on your water heater for an on/off switch or dial. Turn it to “off.”

Mark this task as complete when done.

Leaking Water HeaterUltimate Nomad Checklist


Turn off the cold water supply. Look for a lever or dial above your water heater.

Mark this task as complete when done.

Leaking Water HeaterUltimate Nomad Checklist


Call a plumber for help.

They may offer a free inspection and quote for the repairs and/or replacement.

Mark this task as complete when done.

Leaking Water HeaterUltimate Nomad Checklist

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