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  • Writer's pictureShawn Santos

Is your water TOO HOT?

One of the most common, easy fixes we find in home inspections is water heaters turned up TOO HIGH. While this seems pretty nit-picky, extremely hot water can cause burns quickly. In this photo it shows sink water being 130 degrees. Water at this temperature only takes 30 seconds to cause a burn. If this water was turned up to 140, it would only take 6 seconds!

If your water is too hot and needs adjustment, don't worry- it's an easy fix! All gas water heaters have a temperature control knob. Most have vacation, low, hot, then A, B, C, and Very hot. Change it to the desired temp, and you're done!

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