If you have ever woke up anxious to start your day with a nice warm shower only to find there is NO hot water, you will appreciate this post!  Yes, I've been there, done that! Nothing can ruin your day quicker than having to show up to work with yesterdays dirty hair!

Water heaters never seem to go out at a convenient time. They seem to want to punish us for our lack of maintenance by deciding to EXPIRE on the day you most need to be on your toes!

Most basic tank type water heaters (gas or electric) are designed to be maintenance free lasting 1-15 years.  However, there are a couple of tasks the homeowner should consider to extend the life of the unit, save energy, and keep the family safe from scalding.

This video discusses two simple activities to maintain your water heater; removing sediment and setting the proper temperature for safety.

It describes opening the drain valve and releasing a gallon or so of water to clear out residue inside the tank and prevent all to common rumbling and groaning noises.  It also discusses the advantages of keeping the water temperature at the appropriate level to ensure your family's safety and keep energy costs to a minimum.