Hot Water Heater Maintenance for Cold Winter Months

Roto-Rooter Provides Professional Advice in Ehow Video Series

Feb 11, 2013, 16:07 ET from Roto-Rooter

CINCINNATI, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The cold winter months can be hard on a home plumbing system.  Now is a good time to take care of routine hot water heater maintenance. Roto-Rooter paired up with Ehow to produce an informative online video series with tips for keeping comfortable, warm water flowing while it is needed most and to maximize the life and efficiency of a hot water heater. 

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Roto-Rooter is North America's largest provider of plumbing repair and drain cleaning services.  Master Plumber Dave Jones talks homeowners through several basic water heater maintenance issues in a free, 10-video series available on  Water heaters are one of the biggest energy-using appliances in the home and are used frequently without a thought in everyday tasks including showers, dishes, laundry and hand washing. 

For an overview of common water heater maintenance advice, watch each video on the following important topics:

  1. Relief valve problems
  2. How to cut electricity usage from the water heater
  3. Troubleshoot flushing the water heater
  4. Installation of a water heater
  5. How to check water heater voltage
  6. What to do when the water heater is leaking
  7. How to set water heater temperature
  8. How to reignite a water heater
  9. What to do if the water heater is tripping a circuit breaker
  10. How to burp a water heater

Videos can be accessed at Call your local Roto-Rooter for assistance with water heater service. 

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About Roto-Rooter

Roto-Rooter was established in 1935 and is the largest provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in North America. Roto-Rooter operates businesses in more than 115 company-owned territories and more than 500 franchise territories, serving approximately 90 percent of the U.S. population and 41 percent of the Canadian population. For more information about Roto-Rooter and to see a selection of our current news releases, please visit for more information.

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