How To Maintenance Your Water Heater

Learning how to maintenance your water heater will insure safety and longevity of your water heater.  There are four steps to insuring that your water heater is running efficiently.

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  1. Check water heater for leaks
  2. Flush out your water heater
  3. Inspect Anode Rod
  4. Test T&P Valve

Check Water Heater For Leaks

Once about every two months, check your water heater for any leaks.  Look closely at all plumbing joints.  If you have a traditional tank-type water heater, check to make sure no leaks are coming from the tank itself.  It is also a perfect time to check the surrounding areas of the water heater itself, to make sure it is free and clear of any flammables.

Flush Out Your Water Heater

At around 6 months to a year, you will want to flush out your water heater.  By doing so, you will have peace of mind knowing that there is no sediment and build up clogging your water heater.

Find out how to flush out a water heater.

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Inspect Anode Rod

Every water heater comes with an Anode Rod.  The purpose of an anode rod is to protect your water heater from corrosion.  It does so by attracting the corrosive materials inside of your tank to it and reducing the corrode in the water.

Many are unaware that your water heaters life expectancy is greatly determined by the condition of the anode rod.  You need to make sure that you replace the anode rod before it is completely deteriorated to protect your water heater.

Check out the video below on how to check and change out your anode rod.  If you need help doing so, you can always call us out to help you.

 

Test T&P Valve

There is a simple test that can prevent an explosion from occurring in your household, yet many do not know about.  The T&P Valve functions in preventing exceedingly high temperatures “T” and high pressure build up “P”.

Find out how to test your T&P Valve.

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FREE Checklist

I have created a free water heater maintenance checklist for you to print and tape on to your water heater unit.  Just click the image below to print.

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CALL IN THE PLUMBING WATER HEATER EXPERTS

If you experience any of the following:

  • Tank has rust or cracks
  • Hissing or whistling coming from your tank
  • Not enough of hot water
  • Water that is discolored or looks rusty
  • Water has sediment

Experiencing one of the issues above?  Turn off your water heater and contact us at 1(858) 366-8735