A leaking hot water heater is never good news but it's not the end of the world either. Sometimes it's just a loose connection that can be fixed quickly. On the other hand, it might be time for another water heater, especially if your current model is 8 years old or older.
Step 2: Shut off the WATER to the tank. Often times the shut off valves are close to the top or bottom.
Step 3: Drain the water heater. You'll probably need a garden hose for this step. See our short video on How To Flush Your Water Heater.
Step 4: Call King Plumbing, Heating And AC at 480-456-5464 for FAST SERVICE. After they access the situation, you'll get an honest repair estimate, or a great deal on another unit and installation if that's the best way to go for you.