Did you hear about the MythBusters Exploding Water Heater video? Don’t believe the hype? Well it’s true – an overly-pressurized water heater can and will explode – sending itself hurtling through the air like a rocket and damaging anything in it’s path, and spraying super heated water as it goes. This can obviously result in serious damage to your business or commercial property – not to mention hurt or kill anyone in it’s path.
So what causes this horrific malfunction? A little thing called the T&P (temperature and pressure) valve. The T&P valve releases steam and pressure from your unit, ensuring that the pressure doesn’t build up to explosive levels. If it is plugged, blocked or otherwise damaged steam and pressure cannot release. If you suspect a problem with your T&P valve, call a trained technician immediately!
Businesses in Wisconsin and Indiana can call Reliable Water Services to get ahold of a trained technician. We can also help with other safety questions, maintenance issues and equipment repairs.