7 Important Water Heater Safety Tips

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Your water heater delivers hot water that can be adjusted to your comfort level. But, it requires maintenance and care to continue to operate safely. At TLC Plumbing, our water heater technicians take pride in helping you keep your home safe and comfortable. Check out these water heater safety tips to keep your family safe. 

1. Choose the Correct Size

Make sure your water heater is the correct size for your home. Having too big or too small of a water heater can be a safety hazard and affect overall comfort. To find out what sized water heater you need check out our post.

2. Prevent Heat Loss

You can prevent heat loss and protect your unit by insulating it. Choosing extra thick insulation will keep the water hotter for a longer period of time, which means you save money on energy.

3. Set The Correct Temperature

For your safety and comfort, the temperature of your hot water heater should not be set above 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. Keep the Water Heater Close Clear

Reduce fire danger and protect your home by clearing away any combustible or flammable material within 18” of the water heater. This includes paint, furniture polish, and even old rags.

5. Kids-Free Zone

Hot water heaters have knobs and buttons the kiddos might be curious about. Make it a no-play zone to ensure their safety.

6. Test Safety Relief Valves

Have a service technician test the safety relief valve at least once a year to make sure that your water heater will function correctly in case of over-pressurizing and high temperatures.

7. Professional Maintenance

With regular maintenance, your water heater can last over 25 years. TLC Plumbing provides comprehensive water heater maintenance for your home or business.

When it’s water heater service you need, it’s gotta be TLC. Maximize the safety of your water heater with fast, professional service from our technicians today!