Your Question: Why is my hot water heater overflow leaking?
Having your water heater overflow valve leaking on you can be extremely worrisome and without knowing the repercussions of this leak, you might be scared to even turn the water on. While it's normal from time, wear and tear that your overflow valve can fail causing a leak, you should be especially careful and turn off your water heater immediately upon noticing the leak. A small tank could explode if the pressure gets too high and cause a lot of damage.
To keep you, your home, and your family safe, call Coastal Rooter now at (760) 893-9152!
Temperature Pressure Relieve Valve
The temperature and pressure relief valve is a very important part and replacing it quickly when it fails can save money and lives. Before you decide to try and fix it yourself, please read the following:
Probable Causes for the Leak:
Tank Pressure is too high
Main Pressure is too high
Home Regulator is broken
You lifted the valve and now it won't shut properly
Solution: Replace Temperature and Pressure Valve
It's almost a guarantee that the solution to repairing your hot water heater overflow temperature and pressure release valve is to replace it. While the part is simple, finding the reason for your T&P valve being set off will be very important to prevent more damage. To protect your home and your wallet, Call Coastal Rooter at (760) 893-9152 and one of our water heater specialists will arrive promptly to repair and prevent future damage and water heater failure.