Have you ever thought a lot about your water heater as of late? Most people do not think about their water heater until they’ve got an issue. Usually, the first thing that is noticeable is a lack of hot water, and then the investigating starts. A few tips can help you become a successful water heater owner and keep you ahead of your game, so you don’t end up spending valuable time dealing with any broken water heaters. The benefits of being a successful water heater owner is an extended tank life expectancy, lower energy bills, and the possibility for little to no damage to occur as the result of the water leakage. Read on to learn more!
Know Where Your Water Heater is Located
Make sure you know where your water heater is in the first place and that you have clear access to reach the unit. This might sound easy, but sometimes it is tucked away in a basement or attic somewhere, and it isn’t easy to reach, and after many years in your home, a water heater isn’t something people often think about. This is true until there is no more hot water.
Know Which Kind of Water Heater You Have
Knowing this is crucial. Do you have a gas, electric, solar, or propane water heater? Also, knowing whether or not you’ve got a storage tank type or a tankless type of water heater is very helpful. Write down a model number and the serial number of your heater, or at least know where that information is on your unit, as a plumber needs to see and for warranty purposes.
Know How to Turn off Your Water Heater
Once you know which kind of water heater you own, make sure you know how to turn off the gas or electricity. There should be gas valves or a switch to turn it off a few feet from the water heater. It is also a smart idea to know where your main gas shut-off valve is or which breaker is for your water heater in case the shut-off valve near the heater does not work. If you need any tools to turn it off, keep them close to your unit.
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
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