Today I found water in the drain pan below my electric water heater.
I sucked water out of the pan and decided to look at it with my thermal imaging camera to see where the source of the late was and how severe it was to determine urgency of replacement.
I came up with this thermal scan which views the top electric element and thermostat area of the water heater.
Should I be seeing a water leak at this location?
The water heater is pretty old and just last week us thinking how long it was since the last time I replaced it. Well beyond its projected lifespan according to the charts.
Looks like I will be hunting for a new water heater tomorrow…