Do I need a drain pan?

Although Bradford White does not manufacture or provide drain pans, our Installation and Operation manuals indicate our water heaters must be located in an area where leakage of the tank, water line connections, or the relief valve will not result in damage to the area around the water heater or to any lower floors of your home. When such locations cannot be avoided, a suitable drain pan must be installed under the water heater. Your plumbing professional can evaluate your home’s situation and properly and safely install your water heater including a drain pan if required. Need a pro? Find one here.