If your water heater is working just fine, it’s unlikely that you will seek out services from a water heater expert this year. But here at Ace Pelizon Plumbing, we believe this is a mistake. Water heater maintenance is an important though often neglected service that can actually greatly increase the lifespan of your water heater unit. Here are a few of the steps that can make your system perform better and last for longer.
- Checking for rust – Unfortunately, the steel water heater tank may rust at some point during its lifespan. If this happens, it’s important to find out as soon as you can, so that you’re not dealing with a messy water heater leak unexpectedly at an inconvenient hour. Calling a technician in each year for maintenance helps to keep you “in the know.”
- Replacing the anode rod – The anode rod in the tank of your water heater actually helps to prevent rust from forming on the tank itself. But eventually this will corrode away and require replacement. A water heater specialist will let you know if this is necessary.
- Flush the tank – Mineral deposits may build up in the tank quickly, and these can greatly interfere with the performance of your water heater. Flushing the water heater tank is no easy task, and its best to let a technician handle this especially if it is something you need done on a regular basis.
- Testing the System – A water heater maintenance visit will also help you to feel some relief knowing this important home system will continue to work as you need it. Technicians will check the temperature and pressure valve, adjust the temperature if necessary, check for leaks, and even look for any potential safety issues with the gas valve.
Ace Pelizon Plumbing would love to help you make sure that your water heater remains in good condition. Call our team today to begin the water heater maintenance process in your home in the Pasadena area.