Question: Why is my water heater leaking? Does a leaking water heater mean I need a new water heater?
Answer: There are several reasons your water heater might leak, and not all of them mean you need to replace your water heater. You water heater might be leaking because you have a damaged tank, your hot and cold water connections are leaking, your pressure relief valve is broken, your heater drain valve is faulty or your gaskets have eroded.
Water heaters can be tough to diagnose. Learn more about troubleshooting a leaking water heater here.