Why You Need Water Heater Maintenance
If your hot water heater hasn't had any attention for some time, it's past time to get your water heater serviced. All mechanical objects need to be checked, adjusted, lubricated and maintained, and your water heater is no different.
Many times, homeowners aren't aware that proper maintenance can extend the life of their hot water heater. Whether you have a tankless water heater or one with a tank, your water heater needs servicing.
If your water heater has a tank (isn't a tankless system), the tank will also need to be flushed out on occasion. If you don't have a water softener system installed to supply treated water to the tank, your water contains sediments that cause problems when it builds up.
Hot water heaters need attention just like all your other mechanical systems in your home. This is doubly true if you have a hot water heater tank. Problems with hot water heaters are common, but many can be prevented. Your water heater tank can be cleaned out from time to time to remove the sediment buildup that happens over time.
Why Sediments Need Flushing Out
Generally, a water heater tank will only last around five years. But water heaters that don't get serviced can have much of this time cut short. Proper maintenance will increase the life and usefulness of your water heater.
Sediments sink down into the bottom of your hot water heater tank and the lime in the water will turn into scale when heated. Scale is very, very light and floats around in the water.
Sediments turn into scale when heated, and this sticky substance can build up in the bottom of the tank. Flushing it out is necessary from time to time to keep it from adhering to and building up on your plumbing pipes. Scale narrows the pipes and causes clogs and other problems.
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How Often To Have Your Water Heater Serviced
In general, an average cleanout and water heater tune-up should be done once per year. However, the amount of time between service depends on how problematic your water supply is. If your plumbing is supplied by a well, you'll need it sooner than someone on a municipal water supply. You should have it serviced and get the advice of your plumber.
With proper maintenance, your hot water heater should last as long as it's supposed to whereas systems that aren't maintained break down and need replacing sooner. We can help you with your hot water heater and ensure it's clean and operating perfectly. We can also replace it with another tank system or tankless hot water heater of your choice.
At Now Plumbing, we have many great services available for our customers. Our focus is on ensuring your system is working at its best so you can count on it when you need it. Preventative measures are always a great idea, but then sometimes you have problems even if you've done everything you can to prevent them. Call us when you need us, and we'll be right there!