I’m about to close on a house next week and the water heater is located in the attic. It’s 17 years old and I’m nervous about the damage it will cause if it ever leaked. I want to replace it with a tankless as soon as possible before I move in.
Is there anything I can do to prevent it from leaking? If the gas is turned off while utilities get switched to my name will that cause it to leak? Is it a good idea to turn the water heater off as soon as I close on the house?