Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Your water heater is easily one of the most important appliances in your home. Water heaters are also expensive, so you must make sure yours is maintained correctly to increase its efficiency & longevity. So, here are a few water heater maintenance tips that Bird Dog Plumbing LLC thinks every homeowner should know.

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

  • Know What Kind of Water Heater You Have – Knowing what type of water heater is essential. It will make it easier for you to maintain it, and be extra helpful if a plumber needs to take a look at it.
  • Inspect the Pressure Valve – Water heaters can explode if the pressure valve does not work correctly. It needs regular inspections, and if it is not working correctly, it must be replaced.
  • Adjust the Temperature – Lowering the temperature on your water heater increases the longevity of its heating component. It also lowers energy costs!
  • Clean Out the Sediment – Too much sediment in your water heater will dramatically decrease its longevity. If you suspect there is sediment build up in your radiator, you need to clear it.
  • Maintain the Location – Make sure there are about two feet of clearance around your water heater. This clearance ensures that there is ample space for maintenance, and makes damage less likely.

With these tips in mind, you should be able to increase your water heater’s longevity and efficiency.

However, when you do need the pros, Bird Dog Plumbing LLC is here. We can install, repair, or replace water heaters of every type. We have been ensuring that Longview, Texas homeowners have the hot water whenever they need it for 13 years. If you need us to come out and take a look at a plumbing issue, give us a call today!!