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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