Water under the water heater - NOT good news!

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Water under the water heater - NOT good news!


Ooops!  Time for a new water heater.  There isn't much of a reason for water to be UNDER a water heater except a leak.


Erby The Lexington Kentucky Home Inspector Chimney Water Heater LeakErby The Lexington Kentucky Home Inspector Water Heater Leak 

On first look, I thought it was from the condensate drain next to the heater but the drain is lower than the floor and the stains indicate water is running down the control joint and then downhill into the drain.



Fortunately for this home owner, the water heater is still under warranty.

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B4 U Close Home Inspections & Radon Testing
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Erby,  Not a sight anyone wants to see but it does happen.  I've seen it more than once in my home.  I'm always thankful I catch it at the leak stage.  Water heaters have been known to cause a lot of damage to homes ... and result in insurance claims for water damage repairs. 

Jun 02, 2012 05:20 AM #1
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Colorado

Jun 15, 2012 05:48 PM #2
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