After The Leak: Clean Up Steps To Take When Your Water Heater Breaks
Water heaters wear out eventually, and when they finally reach the breaking point, your basement or main floor can be flooded with gallons of water. The right clean up can help prevent this water from causing any lasting moisture in your home. 1. Shut the water off. Your first order of business should be to stop the leak in its tracks. Disconnect the heater from the water supply and, if possible, connect a hose to the heater's output to remove the remaining water into a sink or floor drain.