The Key To Making Your Water Heater Last
Things are not made quite like they used to be, but that doesn't mean that you can't get the 10+ years you deserve from a water heater. Annual maintenance is required by all water heater manufacturers and is critical to extending the life of your heater.
We provide water heater services to customers all over Waukesha and Washington counties. With two prominent locations in Hartland and Germantown, our professional water heater experts are easily dispatched to dozens of Wisconsin communities from Mukwonago to Kewaskum and everywhere in between.
The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance
Each manufacturer of water heaters has their specific annual maintenance items. We find that most manufactures expect you to test, inspect or adjust critical parts of the water heater in order to increase performance and life of your water heater. Below are some common items that we routinely check during yearly water heater tune-ups
This is a critical safety component of the heater that should be tested annually.
This is a consumable piece of the water heater that deteriorates over time. When it's gone, the water will deteriorate the water heater tank, so it's important to monitor the condition of the anode rod to prolong the life of the heater.
During normal use, sediment builds up on the bottom of your hot water tank which makes the unit inefficient and more prone to leaking. This sediment should be flushed out annually.
Because of the carbon monoxide risk associated with all gas appliances, a thorough inspection of the combustion chamber and associated gas pipe should be done for safety annually.
If the water pressure in your tank gets higher than the maximum of 80 PSI, your water heater is destined for a short life. Your home's water pressure should be tested annually to make sure it's under the code maximum.
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