Baulkham Hills Electricians Blog: Tips For Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater

Many people believe that once a hot water heater system is installed, there's no maintenance required and it can just be left alone to do its job. However, an old hot water heater can be a hazard if it does not receive proper maintenance. 


It's a good idea to have a licensed Electrician check on your hot water heater if you're going on an extended holiday to ensure it does not overheat and cause fire damage.


Do not store items near the hot water heater as this can cause a fire.


The hot water heater should be set at a temperature of around 50 degrees Celsius. It is best to check though as this can depend on your model.

Blow down valve

Blow down valves help protect the tank clogging up due to hard water salts. It is usually found at the bottom of the heater.

Safety relief valve

The safety relief valve is normally found at the top of the heater and allows any extra pressure to escape, which helps prevent the heater from exploding.

It is always best to check the instructions for your model because sometimes the blow down valve and safety relief valve are both at the bottom of the heater.

If you are having problems with your hot water heater and require hot water heater repairs or maintenance, give your local Baulkham Hills Electrician Michael a call on 0433 363 675.