Do-It-Yourself Tips for Water Heater Repair

Do-It-Yourself Tips for Water Heater Repair

Your water heater is probably one of the hardest working machines in your house, so it makes sense that it will occasionally need to be serviced. Fortunately, you can fix some things yourself when it comes to water heater repair in Denver. However, if you are unsure whether you can do it, you should call a professional at Roto-Rooter.One thing that put a damper on the happiest of moods is to get ready for a relaxing, evening bath only to find that the water isn’t hot enough. If you find this happens too often, you may want to check the hot water settings on your water heater before you rush out to buy a new one. There should be a thermostat on your water heater, which you can adjust in order to get the perfect temperature for your baths. Be careful though, setting your water heater too high can put you at risk for scalding yourself with hot water (this especially important to consider if you have young children at home). If your water is too hot, you can turn the thermostat down. 120 degrees Fahrenheit is considered the optimum setting to provide a good supply without the risk of scalding.

Another common problem with home water heaters is that they can get noisy. To remedy a noisy water heater, you will want to drain and flush the tank. One highly important thing that you must do whenever you attempt water heater repair in Denver, is to turn off the power to your water heater. The shock from a water heater can be fatal. Once you turn off the power, you must turn off the water supply. If you have an electric water heater, you can turn the water off through the breaker box. If you have a gas water heater, turn the thermostat to the “pilot” setting. Then, you will want to go into your bathroom and turn on the hot water in the tub. Go back to your water heater and open the drain valve. This will allow the water to drain from the tank. Once all of the water is drained, turn the water supply back on. This will flush your water heater of any remaining sediment. Once the water runs clear, you can close the drain valve. Also, make sure to turn off the water in the tub. Once the tank has filled with water, turn the power supply back on. Using the manufacturer’s instructions, test the pressure-release valve. Once you’ve completed all the steps, your water heater should be functioning nicely.

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