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DIY Preventive Water Heater Maintenance

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:30am

Spring is a great time to complete home maintenance after a long winter. Water heaters are very important in our households. We tend to overlook the maintenance to assure a long life for water heaters. Here are tips on do-it-yourself maintenance on your home water heater.

Before you start, consult your owner's manual.

  1. Do a visual inspection of the water heater
    • ​Check connections and seam for leakage or corrosion
  2. Check the pressure release valve
  3. Remove sediment at the bottom of the heater

Sometimes the unthinkable happens. Leakage can cause water damage to your floor. You can install a drain pan under your water heater to prevent flooding and damage to your home.

DIY maintenance can prevent many common problems. Don't let something small turn into a huge headache.

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