Forum Title: water heater relief valve question
the pressure valve on my water heater is leaking. plumber is coming tomorrow but I want to stop my water loss as much as possible until he can get here. Will it hurt the heater if I turn off the water supply to the heater?the pressure valve is higher than the upper element so I don't think it will hurt anything (water level shouldn't go below that) but I wanted to check
Category: Plumber Post By: MARLENE BUSH (Miami Gardens, FL), 10/26/2016

Done. Water temp seems normal but you're right...Better safe than sorry. Thanks

- ALBERTO BARBER (Eden Prairie, MN), 09/05/2017

For your safety, turn off power to the tank and shut off water to the tank

- DIANA GUTIERREZ (Tupelo, MS), 09/22/2017

^what he said. It is entirely possible that you have a dangerous situation occurring that the valve is protecting against.

- ARNOLD SCHWARTZ (New Rochelle, NY), 10/14/2017

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