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Why Is The Pipe On The Side Of My Water Heater Leaking

Why Is The Pipe On The Side Of My Water Heater Leaking?

If you notice steam or water coming from a pipe attached to the side of your water heater, most likely you are referring to the overflow pipe attached to the temperature relief valve on the water heater. This is a safety valve and helps relieve excess temperature and pressure inside the water heater in case of high pressure or an overheated water heater. Occasionally this pipe will “blow off a little steam” and there will be no problem with your water heater, but if it leaks frequently or continuously there may be a problem. Call and speak with one of our water heater experts and they can help determine if you have a problem.

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