1. What is a flame arrestor on a water heater?

A flame arrestor is a device located near the gas valve or burner on a water heater that prevents flames from spreading within the home if there’s a fire in the water heater or any other gas-powered appliance.

  1. Why should I clean my flame arrestor?
    Regularly cleaning your flame arrestor will improve the efficiency of your water heater and help prevent accidents caused by a faulty flame arrestor, ensuring its safety and functionality during emergency situations.
  2. How do I access my flame arrestor?
    The flame arrestor is usually located near the gas valve or burner on your water heater. It may require a small flame to ignite it, so always follow safety precautions when working with gas appliances.
  3. What tools should I use to clean my flame arrestor?
    Some of the best tools to use include a brush designed for cleaning gas appliances, a bucket, and protective vest or gloves.
  4. How do I properly clean my flame arrestor?
    Before cleaning your flame arrestor, always turn off the valve and ensure there are no leaks. Use a brush or other tool to remove any debris on its surface, clean it thoroughly, and dry it before replacing it in the water heater.

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