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Water Heaters

Follow the tips related to plumbing concerns for water heaters.

Keeping your water heater in good condition is vital to making sure your plumbing is at its best. Here are two tasks you should perform once a year as a check-up for your water heater.

Even though we’ve been enjoying warm fall temperatures, winter is still just around the corner! Make sure your home’s plumbing is ready for the dip in temperatures with these easy tips.

Water heaters often come preset at 140 degrees, though 120 degrees should be fine for everyday use. While you are away, save energy and money by turning your water heater thermostat all the way down.

When your water heater reaches 12 - 15 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it with a newer, more energy efficient model. Looking at the serial number, you will find the date the water heater was made: the first four numbers indicate the month and year it was manufactured.

To be alerted in the case of a leak, the installation of a water alarm next to your appliances, such as the dishwasher and washing machine and also under the sinks and near the water heater, could prevent a flooding incident.

The setting on the thermostat of your water heater should be at 120°F. This will ensure the best performance of the watre heater as well as be an economical advantage.

In order to prevent problems and a possible replacement of your hot water heater, have a contractor inspect it at least once every two years.

If you experience loud noises or poor functioning from your water heater, a build up of sediment at the bottom of your tank may be the issue. Drain the water from the heater every three months to prevent this from happening.

If you have a gas water heater, you should periodically check the pilot light. The flame should be blue with a yellow tip. If it is yellow, this may mean you need a safety adjustment. Contact a professional to fix the problem.

Never store flammable liquids such as gasoline, primers, adhesives or solvents near your water heater, furnace, or other gas-fired appliances. This may seem obvious, but you can never be too cautious when it comes to the safety of your family and home.

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