Water heater maintenance tips
Here are some water heater maintenance tips that you can follow to help keep your water heater in good working condition:
Check the temperature and pressure relief valve: This valve is a safety feature that releases pressure if it gets too high. Make sure that it opens and closes properly by lifting the lever and letting it snap back.
Flush the tank: Draining the tank can help remove sediment that can build up on the bottom of the tank, which can cause damage and reduce efficiency.
Check for leaks: Look for any signs of water leakage around the base of the water heater.
Inspect the anode rod: Anode rod is a rod that help prevent tank corrosion , check it every year and replace it if it's more than half consumed.
Check the burner and pilot light: If you have a gas water heater, make sure that the burner and pilot light are working properly.
Insulate: Wrap your water heater in an insulated blanket to keep the heat in and reduce energy consumption.
It is always recommend to have a professional plumber to check your water heater annually for any potential issues and give a thorough cleaning, to ensure its optimal performance, safety and longevity.
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