If you’re planning on having guests at your Bellevue home this holiday season, it’s important to think through things that will help make their time at your home more enjoyable. One important factor that contributes to guest comfort is having an adequate supply of hot water for everyone there. To do this, you’ll need to take some precautionary steps to make sure your water heater is in tip-top shape. Here are the items that your friends at ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing recommend focusing on.

Good Water Temperature

First, make sure that your water heater is set to the appropriate temperature. If you tend to keep the temperature somewhat low, you’ll want to increase the temperature to no more than 120 degrees to ensure that your water heater heats the water as fast as possible. Setting the temperature any higher will make the water dangerous for anyone using hot water for showering or handwashing.

Adequate Water Supply

Over time, your water heater can build up sediment that will reduce the amount of hot water your water heater can produce. To remove this sediment, you’ll need to flush your water heater. You can use the drain valve on your water heater to remove the sediment and then run new water in the water heater to further clean the interior of the tank. This can be a somewhat tricky process, so ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing recommends involving a professional.

Water Heater Inspection

It’s never a bad time to schedule a water heater inspection. By scheduling an inspection before your guests arrive, you can know that they’ll have hot water for the duration of their stay. You might learn during the inspection that your water heater is about to stop working completely, allowing you to get a new unit installed with plenty of time to spare.

Water Heaters and More

At ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing, we are committed to your comfort and safety. That’s why we install, repair, and maintain water heaters of all shapes, types, and sizes. We also maintain toilets, install faucets, and inspect main water lines. Since our founding, our customers have counted on us to provide fast, professional service. This customer-first focus continually earns us five-star reviews. To learn more about water heater maintenance, contact us at ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing today.

Meet Evan Niemela: Owner of ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing

Evan first started plumbing in 2006, splitting his time 50/50 with commercial and residential work. He has been involved with all aspects of plumbing, and believes that we should be life-long learners, whether with our careers or in life.

When he’s not plumbing, you’ll find Evan looking for a little white golf ball (generally in the woods or long grass), exploring the mountains and trails in the beautiful PNW or spending time with his wife and seven children.

Evan Niemela Owner of ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing