5 Water Heater Safety Tips

If you want to install or replace a water heater or if you simply want to make minor repairs or adjustments at home, it’s better to be safe rather than sorry. In this blog post, we give you a few water heater safety tips to make sure that you don’t damage your system or yourself in the process:

  • Attic Installations

According to building regulations and code requirements, a water heater installation in an attic will require a 24’’ walkway. The workspace in front of the water heater must be 30’’ x 30’’ and the minimum size attic opening needs to be 30’’ x 22’’.

  • Installing a Drain Underneath the Water Heater

Second-floor water heater installations must have a corrosion-resistant drain pan with drain lines installed underneath the unit.

  • Make Sure There Is a Cold Water Shut Off Valve

A readily accessible cold water shut-off valve needs to be installed near the system.

  • Gas Water Heater Installations

When a gas water heater is installed in a confined space, such as a closet, an upper and lower combustion air opening needs to be installed.

  • Hire a licensed professional

Water heater repairs and installations should only be handled by very experienced do-it-yourselfers, which is why we recommend that most homeowners outsource to licensed professional contractors.

Call Hot Water at 850 769 1568 now for water heater emergencies or any other related problems with water heaters in Panama City.