Replacing a water heater takes time, money, and is something that homeowners don’t typically enjoy doing. If you have recently purchased a water heater or are interested in prolonging the life of your current water heater, then we recommend that you follow the following water heater maintenance tips.
- Water heater location – An important water heater maintenance tip is to know where your water heater is located and to ensure that nothing is placed within two feet of it. You do not want anything falling over and hitting it. Also, you want to make sure that there is room around it if repairs are needed.
- Lower the temperature – A smart water heater maintenance tip is to lower the temperature on your water heater. Lowering the temperature will help to prevent injury from too hot of water, slow down the wear of the water heater, and reduce energy costs.
- Flush your water heater – It is a good idea to flush the tank on your water heater once a year. Doing this will help to reduce the amount of sediment inside the tank.
- Pressure relief valve inspection – The pressure relief valve should be inspected annually. This will help to ensure that pressure can be released if it starts to increase. If you have never done this before, then we highly recommend having a plumber come and inspect it.
Doing these few water heater maintenance tips can help to prevent costly breakdowns. If you find yourself unsure how to do these maintenance tips, then please give us a call and we can help you get them done.