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What you'll find on this page: Friendly reminders on things you should be doing for your water heater.

Air screens on the side of a gas water heater

If you have a gas water heater, check the vent to see how well it's put together. It's not uncommon for people to use tape, which can come unstuck with time and heat. Sections should be held together with three screws, otherwise, they can separate and fall, as in the picture at right.