Leaky Water Heater Damage For Lincoln Home Owner !

The Lincoln home owner had a bad water heater supply line, which had burst. When they were on vacation. ( always when no one is home )
The water had soaked the sheetrock and the water heater stand. All of the sheetrock had to be removed around the water heater, also we had to removed the water heater stand. And then the dry out process started. Dry out time 4 days.
We replaced all the sheetrock around the water heater, mud and taped. We built a new water heater stand with a metal top. Some water heater stands are wrapped with sheetrock, which I think is a very bad idea . Even with a small leak in the water heater or water lines, the sheetrock soaks up the water like a sponge, making it hard to see a leak. We reinstalled the old water heater, which was working fine, also installing a new ball valve and water supply lines.

Don’t forget to take a look at your water heater every so often for any water or rust developing , also don’t forget to flush your water heater. ( once a year )

If you have any question or need help give me a call !

DONE

AREA WHERE ROCK WAS REMOVED

WATER HEATER STAND WITH METAL TOP