For most homes, the water heater is an extremely important component. It keeps our water warm which is necessary for many everyday activities. To stay on top of things, you should perform certain water heater maintenance. Let’s take a look at the maintenance process.
Before you can start the maintenance you are going to want to turn the heater off. You should disconnect the heater from the pipe, and turn it to the pilot setting. This will allow you to continue with the water heater maintenance.
One of the first checks that you want to do is for leaks. You should be checking all around the heater for any water that is leaking out. If you find a leak somewhere on the heater, you will need to replace it. Replacing parts can be difficult, so it’s a good idea to contact a service that is able to do it for you.
Airflow is another important area that you should check up on. To do this you can look at the bottom of the tank. If there is a lot of dust on the bottom of the tank it can cause major issues. Be sure to clean out any dust around the entire heater.