Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Opening pressure relief valve on top of water heater

Hot Water Heater Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Performing simple routine maintenance on your water heater can make it last longer and keep small problems from turning into big ones. Watch this video to find out how.
Pressure relief valve on hot water heater.

How to Fix a Water Heater’s Leaking Pressure-Relief Valve

Leighton asks, "I just drained my hot water heater, and now the pressure relief valve is leaking. Is this something I can replace on my own, or should I call a plumber?"

Pressure relief valves sometime develop a drip when opened for the first time in years. If the drip doesn’t stop on its own in a day or two, here are the basic steps involved.

Water Heater Maintenance

A poorly maintained hot water heater costs more to operate and can even cause damage to your home. Watch this video to see how to maintain your water heater.