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Hot Water Heater Leaking


My hot water heater is leaking from the tank, the leak is from the bottom of the tank and there is water everywhere in my garage. It's too late to call a plumber. What should I do? Please help
When water heaters leak from the tank, they need to be replaced. We highly recommend that you call an emergency plumber or plumbing company that operates 24 hour service in your area to replace your water heater. You may try the following process to prevent further water damage in your garage: If you have electric water heater, first turn off power to the water heater at the breaker box; and if you have a gas water heater, turn off the gas shutoff valve on the gas line going in the water heater, then look for a shut off valve on the supply line of the water heater and turn it off to stop water supply to the water heater tank, then drain out the water in the tank by attaching a garden hose to the valve located at the bottom of your water heater and turning on the valve.

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