Water heater?

Water heater?

Water heater caused home explosion
Fire investigators said an improperly hooked-up water heater is what caused a Valencia County home to explode last week. The homeowner Ruth Garcia told neighbors the house exploded as soon as she opened the front door.
Water Heater?

I live in an apartment and my water doesnt stay hot enough for longer than one person to take a shower without waiting a couple of hours between the showers. This is very annoying so I asked the maintenance man about it and he said my water heater was new and it probably just needed to be turned up but yet he never sent anyone to do this.
So do you think he’s full of crap or can turning up the water heater really help fix this problem.
If so how can I do this myself? Is it just a knob?
Its an electric water heater.

there are or should be 2 covers on the side of the heater. 1 screw holds the cover on. Underneath each cover is a control for the thermostat. Make sure both are set at the same temp. About 125 degrees should be ok for you. There should be a mark for this temp. Turn the breaker off to the heater if it makes you less scared to take the cover off. Just be careful what you touch if you don’t turn it off.

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