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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Heater Failure Floods Home in Apple Valley?

4/2/2024 (Permalink)

A person adjusts the T&P safety relief valve on a water heater. We restore water damage 24 hours a day in San Bernardino County.

It was the pressure relief valve?

Our local Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms, Victorville teams are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services. Water heaters can break down and cause water damage for several reasons, one common cause is a malfunctioning pressure relief valve.

A pressure relief valve plays a vital role in maintaining safe operating conditions within a water heater by releasing excess pressure that builds up inside the tank. When a water heater operates, water inside the tank heats up, expanding and increasing pressure. If the pressure exceeds safe levels due to overheating or a malfunctioning thermostat, the pressure relief valve should automatically open to release the excess pressure. However, if the valve is faulty or stuck, it may fail to open or close properly, leading to an imbalance in pressure regulation.

As a result, the water heater may experience excessive pressure buildup, causing strain on the tank and its components. Over time, this can lead to leaks, ruptures, or even tank explosions in extreme cases.

Regular inspection and maintenance of the pressure relief valve are essential to ensure it functions correctly. If any signs of malfunction are detected, such as water dripping from the valve or irregular pressure readings, immediate replacement or repair is necessary to prevent potential water heater damage and leaks.

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When your home or commercial business in Apple Valley has a water damage emergency, our local Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms, Victorville teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 760-244-2566.

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