This is not only good advice for epidemiologists and archaeologists, but for those of us who own a home in the Chattanooga area as well. If you just noticed that your water heater is leaking it is important to find the source of the leak. If the leak occurs at the bottom of the unit, then the first place to check is the drain valve and pressure relief valve.
All water heaters have a drain located near the bottom of the unit. A leaking drain valve is identified by moisture either out of the drain opening or from the valve itself. You can also remove access panels and inspect for moisture around the insulation. This can get messy and even cause more problems if not done correctly.
To have your water heater checked professionally and be given an honest assessment of repair or replacement options Chattanooga area home owners have counted on All Home Plumbing for years. Josh and his crew have been known for their expertise in the inspection of water heaters all over our diverse area. Just give them a call at (423) 598-1466.