Safety Tips for Your Water Heater

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If you have ever enjoyed a hot shower only to find that the water has gone cold after a few minutes—you know how important the water heater is in your home. While it looks unassuming, it can compromise your family and your home’s safety when you wait until it’s too late to get a water heater repair in Hoover, AL. Plumbing Professionals shares some of the essential water heater tips for homeowners.

Keep the Water Heater Ventilated Properly

Drafty, non-functional, and improperly positioned vents may cause noxious fumes to dissipate throughout the home rather than the outdoors. That said, ensure that vents are dip-free, move up and out, and are properly mounted during your water heater installation.

Test the Pressure/Temperature Relief Valve Regularly

Water heaters come with a pressure/temperature relief valve to prevent the unit from exploding if the pressure or temperature exceeds a pre-set limit. Since this component will wear out over time, it’s crucial to have it checked at least annually. Pull up the handle — the water should flow easily but stop as you release the handle. If there’s little to no water flow, seek the help of a plumber in Hoover, AL, to replace the valve.

Remove Nearby Fire Hazards

It’s important to remove nearby combustibles away from your water heater, especially if it is gas-powered. Storing flammable materials and liquids near a unit’s pilot light is dangerous—all it takes is a single crack or leak to create a chemical reaction and put your home at risk. When you turn to us for preventive water heater services, we will ensure that your unit is protected from fire hazards.

Whether you have a traditional or tankless water heater, these smart tips can go a long way in keeping your unit safe to use. At Plumbing Professionals, we are more than happy to help you take care of your water heater.

We specialize in water heater replacement, repair, and maintenance. Get in touch with our team today by calling us or filling out our contact form and schedule an appointment.

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Birmingham, AL 35236
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