1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

August 2, 2008

:215 Water Heater Drip Pan

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:215 EcoTip: To help prevent or reduce water damage from burst water heaters you should have a drip pan underneath them that will ideally drain to the outside. Since the water that flows into it may be very hot, it will need to be constructed of a material that can stand the heat. Metal drain pans may rust through and leaks with a high flow rate such as with a sudden bursting can also cause expensive damage. A water alarm (:214) should be installed to alert you to problems early.


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1 Comment »

  1. My family just got done going through the ordeal of our house being flooded, and we are still struggling to return to normalcy. The water damage in our house, especially our finished basement, is significant, and we are going to have to replace a lot of things.

    Comment by Tina — September 26, 2008 @ 6:27 am

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