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.
Do a visual inspection of the water heater
- Check connections and seam for leakage or corrosion
- Check the pressure release valve
- 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.