Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Check out these tips for recognizing problems with a water heater and keeping it maintained.
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Ed offers tips on keeping your water heater in tip-top shape.

  • Brown water coming out of a hot water faucet could mean that the tank liner has ruptured.
  • The pressure relief valve can leak because of too much pressure in the tank.
  • Keeping the temperature above 125 degrees can cause damage.
  • A thermal expansion tank will allow pressure to build up keeping it from damaging the tank.
  • Installing a water and gas safety valve will shut down the water heater when it senses a problem.
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