How to Easily Replace a Water Heater T&P Relief Valve

Replacing a water heater T&P (Temperature and Pressure) relief valve is a crucial maintenance task to ensure the safe operation of your water heater. Here’s a summary of the steps to replace a T&P relief valve: Materials and Tools Needed Step-by-Step Guide How to Replace a Water Heater Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve Follow the … Read more

Water Heater Smells like Rotten Eggs? 5 Things to Do

A water heater emitting a rotten egg-like odor can be unpleasant and may indicate an issue with your hot water supply. Here’s a brief summary of the causes and solutions for a water heater that smells like rotten eggs: Causes of Rotten Egg Smell in Water Heater Solutions to Address the Odor Causes of Sulfur/Rotten … Read more

How Long Do Water heaters Last? Make Yours Last Longer

Replacing a water heater before it completely fails is a smart thing. Not only will a ruptured water heater cause destruction of property, it can also injure or end human life if it explodes badly. So, how long can a water heater last? Or how do you know it’s time to replace your old water … Read more

Can a Water Heater Explode? The Signs to Look For

A water heater (if properly working) will always have hot water in the tank. The thing about hot water as opposed to cold water is that it expands. When the hot water expands, it exerts pressure inside the tank. This is nothing to worry you since the water heater is made of thick steel, which … Read more

Water Heater Pilot Won’t Stay Lit? Do This

A water heater pilot light that won’t stay lit is almost always caused by a bad thermocouple. It fails to send a signal to the gas valve to open up, meaning gas does no flow to the pilot and burner. It could also be caused by a faulty gas control valve or tripped thermal switch. … Read more

How to Replace a Water Heater Element Like a Plumber

Water heater elements will need to be replaced at one point or the other. The frequency of a water heater element replacement depends on the hot water demand rate, quality of water and the quality of the heating element itself. Modern water heaters (above 40 gallons) will have 2 heating elements while old and small … Read more

Electric Water Heater Not Heating? How to Fix It

A water heater that is not heating water is easy to troubleshoot as I will outline in this post. Even when you have to replace something, the replacement part will be cheap and easy to replace. In brief these are the reasons why an electric water heater is not heating water: Most electric water heaters … Read more

How to Test & Replace a Water Heater Thermostat fast!

An electric thermostat will most likely have 2 thermostats, an upper and a lower thermostat. Both thermostats are concealed using a metal cover plate secured to the water heater using one or two screws. The function of a water heater thermostat is to turn the power to the heating element on and off. It does … Read more

How to Test a Water Heater Element for Continuity

An electric water has 2 heating elements, an upper heating element and a lower heating element. Both elements are always in communication and if there is a problem with one element it will affect how your water heater works. To test a water heater element, turn off the power to the unit and remove the … Read more

Best Water Heater Temperature Setting & How to Adjust

It is awesome having hot water running through your pipe and always available when you need it, but it has to be just the right temperature. Not too hot and not too cold/lukewarm. Is there a right temperature setting for a water heater though? Yes there is and adjusting your water heater to the right … Read more