Follow this Quick Guide from Your Trusted Plumber on How to Maintain Your Water Heater

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On average, water heaters can serve you for ten years or more. However, their lifespan can also depend on how you use them. Maintenance proves crucial to maximizing your water heater’s service life. You should check it regularly and address any problems once they are detected. Failing to do so can lead to bigger issues more expensive to repair. Worse, you may even have to replace the heater well before it reaches the end of its service life.

Regular maintenance should be done by a professional, but it’s also important to learn how to check the system yourself. This way, you can ensure that the heater is in good condition and better determine whether it needs professional servicing.

Inspect the Pressure Valve

The pressure relief valve acts as a safety device for both gas and electric water heaters. You need to verify that the pressure valve is working properly. Failure can excessively pressurize the tank, resulting in an explosion because the valve cannot open to release the pressure.

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