Why Is Your Gas Water Heater Dumping Water On The Ground?
Although modern units have numerous features to improve safety and efficiency, storage tank water heaters are still relatively straightforward appliances. Water heater designs are self-circulating, which means cold water enters near the bottom of the tank using a dip tube. Hot water rises to the top of the tank, and the increased pressure circulates it to your fixtures. Unless your tank is leaking due to corrosion or damage, there are typically only three locations you may experience drips: the relief valve, the drain valve, or inlet/outlet connections.