Water Heater Safety – Protect your Home & Family!

Is your water heater Temperature/Pressure safety relief valve dripping or leaking?

If so, it’s doing it’s job and trying to tell you, no it’s screaming at you:

“Houston, we have a problem!!”

Most often the 3/4″ drain pipe connected to the water heater runs right off the top or side of the heater and is open-ended just above floor level.

Don’t let anybody tell you simply changing the safety valve will solve the problem. There’s very likely a larger core issue at hand causing the above mentioned symptom. Like excessive water pressure and/or trapped thermal expansion. Thermal expansion is normal and refers to a basic law of physics: anything that increases in temperature increases in size. The water inside your plumbing system is no exception. Trapped thermal expansion is a problem. The hot water has nowhere to expand to, so it takes the path of least resistance – you guessed it….leaking out of your safety valve often right onto the floor :((

Fortunately there are specific remedies that work great to solve the problem and the plumbers at Sutherland Plumbing, LLC are experts at it!

Temp Pressure relief valve

Keep your home clean and your family safe! If your temperature/pressure safety relief valve is leaking – Call (503) 719-4015 and speak with the experts at Sutherland Plumbing today!

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