The "overflow" is most likely the pressure/temperature relief valve
They can drip constantly if the valve doesn't seat tightly.
*Sometimes* the drip can be cured by popping the valve open
briefly. Otherwise, replace the valve.
But, it can also drip (usually intermittently) if tank pressure
exceeds the valve rating (125 or 150 PSI). Less likely, if
water temperature is scalding hot.
You need more info (pressure reading) before deciding what to do.
Which, in turn, is more likely if you have a bladderless
expansion tank with all the air dissolved out of it,
or no expansion tank at all. If you push the air-fill
valve-stem down on the expansion tank (with a screwdriver,
so you don't boil your fingers) does water come out of it?
I wouldn't take any chance and replace it to avoid any bad situation
I had the same problem with mine a couple of years ago and got home one day
with all the mess around. The tank was just to rusted.
Is it older than 8 years? If yes, I would definetly change it for a new one.
Good luck to you
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