There are three main reasons why you would need to turn off the water to your hot water heater...

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  1. If you need plumbing repair to any fixture in your home.
  2. If your hot water heater is leaking.
  3. You are replacing your hot water heater.

Whatever the reason is - here are easy to follow steps on how to turn off the water to your hot water heater.

  1. Your hot water heater should have an Emergency Shut Down sticker on it. Make sure to read it. If you don't have such a sticker - call us at Atlantis Plumbing and we'll be happy to get a professional plumber to help you.
  2. If your hot water heater is gas powered - you want to then turn off the gas to the water heater.
  3. If your hot water heater is electric - then you would turn off the circuit breaker to the hot water heater.
  4. Now you can turn off the water to the water heater by turning the red handle usually found at the top of the water heater.

After The Water Heater Has Been Turned Off

If you are replacing the water heater - it will need to be drained. This is done AFTER you've turned off the power and the supply of water to the water heater.

If need help with your water heater or have any questions about them, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570.

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