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If your tank is leaking from either the top (pressure relief valve) or the bottom, we recommend you first turn off the water to the tank. Your water heater tank should have a dedicated shutoff valve on the cold inlet side of the water heater. If this is a gate-style valve (a wheel that turns), turn the valve clockwise as far as you can turn it. If the valve is a ball-style valve, turn the handle 180 degrees.

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In the event the valve is broken, you can shut the water off to the home. Each home should have a main water shut off valve that would stop the flow water to the entire home. This valve is generally located on the street side wall of your in your basement or crawl space.

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 If you are unable to locate this shut off valve, please give us a call at (303) 750-4242 or click on the image at the bottom of this page and we can schedule a time to have one of our service technicians out to your home to help you locate the valve.

After turning off the water, you will need to turn of the power supply. If you have an electric water heater, turn the power off at the breaker. If you have a gas water heater, you can turn off the gas at the dedicated gas shut off valve on the gas line leading to the tank.

If your water heater is leaking from the top (pressure relief valve) this valve can generally be replaced. However, there is a reason the valve popped in the first place. The valve is designed, for when the tank builds up too much pressure, to pop open thus releiving the pressure. Thus the name, pressure relief valve.

If your water heater is leaking from the bottom (tank rupture) there is really no repair that can be made and the tank will need to be replaced. If your tank is leaking badly, you may want to drain the tank immediately to prevent water damage. You can do this with an ordinary garden hose by screwing the garden hose onto the drain at the bottom of the tank and then turning the drain valve to open. It’s important that you make sure to drain the tank to a proper location such as a gutter drain or sink. Do not drain the water onto your lawn or driveway as sediment and rust from the tank can harm your grass or stain your driveway.

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