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Hot Water Heater Safety Do’s & Don’ts


To ensure safe and proper use of the plumbing fixtures in your home, it’s important to be aware of and stay up-to-date with typical usage protocol. Your water heater, for one, is a valuable system in your home because it keeps your bath water warm throughout these long and cold Minnesota winters.

On the other hand, a water heater could cause unnecessary dangers if used incorrectly. Stay on top of safe habits with this quick Do’s & Don’ts guide:

Do keep the hot water temperature set at a maximum of 120 degrees.
Do flush out your hot water heater and refill it at least once annually.
Do test safety relief valve at least once annually to make sure it is working properly.

Don’t set the hot water heater above 120 degrees for any reason.
Don’t leave children unattended near the hot water heater.
Don’t keep combustible or flammable materials within two feet of your hot water heater.

At Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Drains & Air we repair, replace and install all water heaters. Visit our website for more information or call us today at 612.424.0982.

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