You should call Gary’s right away! Leaking water heaters usually indicate the bottom of the tank has rusted. There are really no good repairs for this problem. You most likely need a new water heater.
A leaky water heater is a dead water heater. It’s a big problem, because the lining wears away and you get water dripping from the base.
If a lot of water is dripping, we consider this an emergency call and will try to fit you in our schedule as soon as possible. Be sure to call us right away and we can research the the model number for you; you may get lucky and find that the product is still under warranty.
When we do change the water heater, our expert technicians will advise to install a pan under it. And earthquake strapping is required by code and highly recommended in this area.