The Brooklyn plumbers of Roto-Rooter recommend annual water heater maintenance. Here are a few quick tips below to ensure your water heater is working properly.
- Each year, several gallons of water should be drained from the tank to flush out the system. Flushing will remove any sediment buildup, which has the potential to cause corrosion and reduce heating efficiency.
- It is important to test the pressure of the relief valve as well. This can be done by lifting up on the valve lever and letting it snap back. A burst of water should be released into the drainpipe, if this does not occur there is an issue with its functionality and it will need to be replaced.
- Keeps the temperature setting on your thermostat at 120°F. This will lower your energy use and reduce the risk of tank damage and scalding, which can be caused by overheating.
If you are in the Brooklyn area and are in need of water heater maintenance, give us a call at (718) 485-1265 or visit the Brooklyn plumber web site for more information and online scheduling.