When you are bathing, there is nothing worse than finding that the hot showers in your bathroom aren’t so hot anymore. It can be caused by the leak of your hot water or maybe it’s just stopped working. So, this is the time for you to replace your hot water because how to replace a water heater is not as difficult as you may think.
A water heater has an average lifespan which is about 8 and 12 years, so if your water heater has been used in such a long time, then this is very important for you to replace it. How to replace a water heater can be started by removing the water heater, so you need to turn off the gas using the cut-off valve first. If the water supply has been turned off, you can turn on all the hot water faucets and drain the tank completely using a garden hose. In this case, pipes will be hard-plumbed, so you can unscrew the connection and disconnect the pipes to remove the water heater. Ask someone to help you because a water heater can be heavy. After removing the water heater, you can install a new water heater by putting in place and connect the pipes. If your old water didn’t have connector hoses, you can add them. Make sure that the hot water faucets are open and turn on the water supply. This will keep the air from getting trapped in the water lines and let the water flows from each faucet from one minute before later turning off the faucet.
How to replace a water heater can be done using some steps above, so you can careful and patiently do the instructions to get your water heater successfully replaced allowing you enjoy the hot water from the shower.
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