Don’t Let Your Water Heater Become a Source of Mayhem

This past weekend, I saw an entertaining TV commercial where the Allstate Insurance Mayhem Guy posed as a water heater, got his pressure relief valve stuck, and turned into what he called a “rocket propelled wrecking ball.” If you haven’t seen it, here is a link to the commercial.

It might be a bit far-fetched that a water heater would blow up and launch, but their point that a water heater can cause mayhem and a lot of damage is well taken. A vessel in the middle of your house with pressurized hot water—heated by natural gas or 220 volt electricity—has the potential to cause a lot of damage if it fails, and believe me, I know it happens because we often get called out to fix the damage from a failed water heater. Read more