Could you get scalded by 180 degree water?
One in every four water heaters we inspect have an issue with the temperature pressure relief valve (TPR). The valve is usually located on the side, close to the top (some older units it’s on the top).
There must be a pipe attached to the TPR that terminates within 6″ of the floor (it does not have to go to a drain).
If the water heater malfunctions and produces excessively hot water this valve will release when the water temp is 180 degrees and has the potential to injure anyone within range, having the pipe attached directs the scalding water away from faces.
Why not check yours today? (Do not pull the lever on the valve)