Establish a maintenance program to extend the life of your water heater. Most water heater failures are due to lime/sediment buildup, excessive pressure or corrosion.
To Reduce Lime/Sediment Buildup (Every 6 Months):
- Drain the tank through the drain valve until the water is clear.
- Inspect the tank for lime or sediment deposit either through the nipples or through the clean-out hole.
- Remove lime, scale or sediment using care not to damage the glass lining of the tank.
To Assure Relief Valve Operation (Every 12 Months):
Manually open the relief valve to flush any lime deposits that may have developed. Caution! Water can be extremely hot. Make certain the seat closes properly. Let it snap shut.