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Pressure relief valve on hot water heater.

How to Fix a Water Heater’s Leaking Pressure-Relief Valve

Leighton asks, "I just drained my hot water heater, and now the pressure relief valve is leaking. Is this something I can replace on my own, or should I call a plumber?"

Pressure relief valves sometime develop a drip when opened for the first time in years. If the drip doesn’t stop on its own in a day or two, here are the basic steps involved.

Water Heater Maintenance

A poorly maintained hot water heater costs more to operate and can even cause damage to your home. Watch this video to see how to maintain your water heater.