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

Hot Water Suddenly Very Hot? Why and What to Do

Your water heater is usually set to operate at 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature, the water is hot enough for your basic needs and to kill all the pathogens in the tank but will not scald. Hot Water Suddenly Very Hot: Causes and Solutions – A Brief Summary Causes Solutions How Do … Read more

Hot Water Just Lukewarm? Why and What to Do

Hot Water Just Lukewarm: Causes and Solutions – A Brief Summary Causes Solutions 1.Tripped Breaker This problem will affect electric water heaters. Every appliance in your house has its own dedicated circuit breaker at the main electrical panel. In case of an unsafe condition like a power surge, the breaker will trip shutting off power … 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

No Hot Water? This is Why and How to Fix it Fast!

Whether you are using a gas or electric water heater, you will at some point encounter problems with it. Of all those problems, lack of hot water is the worst I can think of, save for the rare explosions. There is a difference between having no water in the house and having hot water, which … Read more

Hot Water Running Out Fast? Do This!

If your hot water runs out faster than it should, it is a sign of a bad lower heating element, broken dip tube or mineral deposits at the bottom of the tank. Replacing the heating element or dip tube, or flushing out the sediments from the tank will in most cases fix this problem. The … 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