So, I'm sitting in my living room when I hear this zap/electrical sound come from the garage, immediately I hear a breaker pop. I make my way out to the garage to find water gushing from behind the top cover of my water heater heating element. Go back inside to make sure power is off and go back into the garage to turn off the water supply to heater. What the heck happened? Water gushing from behind the cover of the top heating element. Haven't lulled the cover as I'm scared of electricity. Have calls out to a couple of plumbers that I know. Patiently waiting for a response.