Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

When was the last time you took a look at your water heater? Water heater maintenance can help prolong the life expectancy of your water heater and keep it working efficiently. Here are a few tips to help you care for your tank.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Location – Know where your water heater is located. You should have clear access to it, whether it’s located in your basement or tucked away in your attic.
  • Type – Water heaters can be powered by natural gas, electric or propane. Knowing how your water heater is fueled, as well as the model is important for warranty purposes and repairs.
  • Power Supply – In the event of an emergency, it’s important to know how to turn off your water heater and it’s power supply. Know where your water shutoff valves are located!
  • Cleared Area – Not only do gas fired units need an oxygen supply to burn gas, but a cluttered area can affect the efficiency of your unit. If your unit is leaking, you might not notice if the surrounding area is not clear.

For more water heater maintenance tips, read this article from Angies List. You can also contact our office to learn more about how to keep your water heater in good condition with annual inspections. Call us today to contact bluefrog Plumbing + Drain today!

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