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My water heater has its pressure release valve routed into the crawlspace. I was flushing it and had to open the valve to get it to fill. It got too full, and started releasing cold water into the crawlspace. There's a small puddle under there now. Should I be worried about this? Is there anything I can do to prevent mold or critters from taking advantage of this? Should I pour some bleach in there? Hoping to avoid disaster!
 

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My water heater has its pressure release valve routed into the crawlspace. I was flushing it and had to open the valve to get it to fill. It got too full, and started releasing cold water into the crawlspace. There's a small puddle under there now. Should I be worried about this? Is there anything I can do to prevent mold or critters from taking advantage of this? Should I pour some bleach in there? Hoping to avoid disaster!
Ayuh,..... You could have just opened any of yer hot water faucets to do the same thing,.....

To fix the puddle, grab some towels, 'n mop it up,....
 

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Ayuh,.... So grab some towels, 'n clean up yer mess as best as ya can, before it leaks through, 'n stains yer ceiling,.....

Maybe put a fan up there to dry out what ya can't mop up,....
 

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Ayuh,.... So grab some towels, 'n clean up yer mess as best as ya can, before it leaks through, 'n stains yer ceiling,.....

Maybe put a fan up there to dry out what ya can't mop up,....
It's actually under the house crawlspace, in the dirt. I decided to use the wet/dry vac to vacuum up the puddle, but by the time I got out there it already evaporated or sunk into the dirt. So I guess the issue is resolved for now!
 
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