Everyone knows that they have a water heater in their home. Everyone also enjoys the benefits of the hot water that the heater produces. Hardly anyone ever thinks about the water heater until it is too late.
Your water heater is one of the most used appliances in your home. This heater works all day and night to provide you with hot water. Although these are very basic appliances without a lot of gadgets to interact with, they are still in need of constant care so that they last a long time.
Ways To Maintain Your Water Heater
- Reset your temperature to 120 degrees. This reduction in temperature will not only make your water heater last longer, but it will also reduce your electricity or gas bills. Dropping the water temp to 120 degrees will also help you from getting scalded.
- Make sure your water heater has room to breathe. There should be a minimum of two feet of space all the way around your water heater.
- Drain your water heater halfway twice a year to drain debris and build up. Areas with high mineral content in their water may want to consider doing this three times a year.
- Insulate your pipes leading to and from the water heater.
- Once a year, you should test the pressure release valve to make sure that it is still working properly.
If you have any issues with your water heater, or if you see standing water near the heater, it may be time to replace the unit.
Tulsa Residential Home Inspections Check The Water Heater
Part of our Tulsa home inspections is to make sure that the water heater is operating properly. A bad water heater can cause significant damage to a home if it bursts or breaks, and may even cause physical injuries.
Our Tulsa residential home inspections will also check other areas of your plumbing to ensure that everything is working properly. Like our Tulsa Commercial inspections, we will also check the electrical system of the home, the structural condition of the home, and any mechanical issues that may affect the home.
Whether you are purchasing a home, or would just like to have your home evaluated, we encourage you to have Tulsa home inspections. Or, if you are a business owner, you can have Tulsa commercial inspections completed. This is the best way to ensure you know that everything is working properly.