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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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Check for leaks: Look for any signs of water leakage around the base of the water heater.

  4. 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.

  5. Check the burner and pilot light: If you have a gas water heater, make sure that the burner and pilot light are working properly.

  6. 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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