What advice would a home inspector give you? First of all, check your water heater.
Family Handyman said, “If the water heater overheats, the valve will open and drain the water, otherwise the water heater can blow up notes Porter. . . The drain tube should be visible within six inches of the floor.”
Also, look for water around your foundation and always keep your gutters clean. Is your dishwasher drain tube in the right spot? Are all of your outlets covered? These are important things that shouldn’t be overlooked if you want to keep your house and your family safe.
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James Porter of Access Home Inspections notes that there should be a drain line connected to the TPR valve on your water heater.No matter whether you have a slab, basement, or crawl space, water near your foundation is bad news for you and your home.Read More