Don't let a leak sneak up on you
To keep your hot water heater in top shape, drain two to three gallons of water from the valve at the bottom to remove any sediment that may have collected. If you do this about every six months, you may save yourself the trouble of repairing a leaky faucet valve. Removing sediment will also help the heater work more efficiently, saving you money each month on your power bill.
The right jacket for the job
If the outside of your water heater is warm to the touch, it's wasting energy. Cover the outside of the tank with a specially designed blanket of installation. Home improvement stores carry water heater "jackets" that are either one and a half or three inches thick and fit any size water heater. Just wrap it around the heater, tape it, and trim off the excess.
The weekly steep
The simplest method to keep drains from becoming clogged requires no harsh chemicals or hard work. Just heat about a gallon of water to boiling, pour half down the drain, wait a few minutes, and pour in the rest. Don't risk cracking a porcelain basin-pour directly into the drain. repeat this procedure once a week.