water heater safety

March 20, 2014

Water Heater Safety Tips to Prevent Fires, Explosion and Other Mishaps

Under normal conditions, hot water heaters are quite benign appliances. However, improper installation, handling or maintenance could have explosive results. Keep your home and your family safe with these tips. Lower the water heater temperature to between 120 and 125 degrees. This safety measure can prevent severe burns in homes with children or elderly residents. It also lowers your water heating bills. Keep paper and other combustible materials away from the water heater. Never store gasoline, paint thinner or cleaning […]
March 28, 2013

Water Heater Safety: Don’t Overlook This One Factor

To ensure safe operation of your home’s storage tank water heater, it’s important that the appliance’s temperature and pressure relief valve is operating properly. In short, the T&P relief valve will open if the temperature is too high or the amount of pressure is too much for the water heater to safely handle. If you’re concerned about water heater safety, you’ll want to know how the T&P relief valve works. The T&P relief valve is triggered by extreme temperatures when the […]