The first thing that you need to know is how often you should do the maintenance service to your hot water systems. It should be done on every 6 months interval and that includes checking the valve and making sure that the pressure isn’t too much. Also, you should call the experts to come and do an inspection on the device at least once a year to make sure that everything is right. Go ahead and plan all of your inspections for when they should do so that no small problems become larger ones that become more expensive to fix.
2. Checking Valve
You should always make sure that you are checking the boiler valve on your hot water systems to ensure that the pressure is correct. You should know what the exact pressure should be and what it should be when you release it, which is around 30 pounds. This needs to be done to ensure that the boiler doesn’t explode and if you see water dripping from the area that you call the experts. They can check the entire boiler since it would be working under some major pressure and it might need to have something fixed or changed out.
3. Flushing the Tank
Another thing that should do for the hot water systems is flushing the tank regularly and it should also be done when you are releasing the pressure from the valve. There are a few things that you need to do for this process, such as:
- Turning off the gas or the electricity to the device
- Shutting off the inlet
- Connect a hose to the drain valve of the boiler
- Open the boilers drain valve and drain the entirety of the boiler
- Close the valve when no more liquid is coming out
- Reconnect all of the gas and electric as well as turning on the inlet
These are just a few of the main steps that need to be done and it should be done regularly to keep the machine in the best condition possible.
4. Lighting the Pilot
Also, you may have to worry about lighting the pilot that would help the hot water systems to run. This means that you would need to check and see if there is a flame under the boiler and if it isn’t on, then you would need to use a match to light it again. You should make sure that you have the gas line running and that you are doing it quickly to avoid too much of the gas from escaping.
There is so much that you need to make sure that you are doing when it comes to the point of having hot water systems in your home. There are times when you want to be checking the valve or flushing out the tank and that should be done all at once every 6 months. Also, call an expert to have them do an in-depth inspection of the boiler every year and show you how to light the pilot if you don’t know how to do it.