WATER HEATER SAFETY- DO’S & DON’TS- COVINGTON, MANDEVILLE PLUMBER

February 21, 2017

DO's

  • Set hot water heater temperature below 120° F.

  • Flush hot water heater through drain valve at least once a year to remove sediment build-up.

  • Test safety relief valve once a year to ensure proper operation (this device protects the heater from over-pressurizing and from exceeding 210° F.)

  • Keep area around hot water heater, clean and free of combustible and flammable material.

  • When leaving for vacation, set hot water heater temperature at its lowest setting.  This will save money and reduce the risk of any problems while you are away.

  • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for recommended maintenance schedule.

DON’T

  • Set hot water heater temperature above 120° F.

  • Keep combustible material or flammable material or flammable material within 18″ of the hot water heater.

  • Never leave children unattended around a hot water heater.

 

Never hang or store anything

close to water heater 

 

 

Vent should be centered with the exhaust. The heat melted the hot water indicator and started to discolor fittings.  

 

 

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