GOT A PUD­DLE? LOOK OUT!

The Family Handyman - - BEST PRO TIPS -

Wa­ter heaters some­times leak from the drain valve or relief valve. Those valves are easy to re­place. But if a leak is com­ing from the tank, you’ve got se­ri­ous trou­ble. The tank is lined with a thin coat of glass. Over years, that glass be­gins to crack, the steel be­gins to rust away and a pud­dle ap­pears. Left alone, the tank will even­tu­ally rup­ture, caus­ing an in­stant flood. It may take months for a leak to be­come a flood, or it may take days. But it will hap­pen. Don’t gam­ble. Re­place that time bomb now.

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