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A comforting hot shower or bath is a daily necessity for most of us, so we all want to avoid a malfunctioning and unreliable hot water system. It’s essential to take care of your water heater to ensure that you will continue to have hot water now and in the future.A common problem with water heater tanks
is a faulty or failing pressure relief valve, which can occur in both electric and gas tank-style water heaters. The pressure relief valve on your water heater will look like a small pipe extending away from the tank, normally aimed downward. As the name suggests, it helps to relieve the pressure that can build up in the water heater
unit from the hot interior temperature. Here are some of the most common signs that can indicate your water heater pressure relief valve has gone bad.