Water Heater Safety- Do’s & Don’ts- Covington, Mandeville Plumber

DON'T - Never hang or store anything close to water heatl.
DON’T – Never hang or store anything close to water heater
DONT-Vent should be centered with the exhaust. The heat melted the hot water indicator and started to discolor fittings.
DONT-Vent should be centered with the exhaust. The heat melted the hot water indicator and started to discolor fittings.
DONT- Vent exhaust should have 1 inch clearance
DONT- Vent exhaust should have 1 inch clearance

Here are some other Do’s & Don’ts for water heater safety.

DO

  • Set hot water heater temperature below 120° F.
  • Flush hot water heater through drain valve at least once a year to remove sediment build-up.
  • Test safety relief valve once a year to ensure proper operation (this device protects the heater from over-pressurizing and from exceeding 210° F.)
  • Keep area around hot water heater, clean and free of combustible and flammable material.
  • When leaving for vacation, set hot water heater temperature at its lowest setting.  This will save money and reduce the risk of any problems while you are away.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for recommended maintenance schedule.

DON’T

  • Set hot water heater temperature above 120° F.
  • Keep combustible material or flammable material or flammable material within 18″ of the hot water heater.
  • Never leave children unattended around a hot water heater.

At Brooks Plumbing Repair we repair, replace and install all water heaters.

Jonathan 985.778.8737

Serving the north-shore area.

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