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Why Your Water Heater May Need Some Maintenance

When is the last time someone checked your water heater professionally? If you’re like most people, you only call in technicians when something is wrong. But the longer you go without professional service, the more likely you are to have expensive repairs come up suddenly.

Professional water heater maintenance can help to prevent issues and may allow for better efficiency and system performance, in addition to increasing the system’s lifespan. Check out the details.

Checking for Rust and Corrosion Is Key

The one thing you want to avoid at all costs is a water heater that rusts through and leaks out into your home. When a water heater starts to rust, it’s time for a replacement, and a technician can tell you if yours is in danger.

Moreover, a technician can help prevent rust from infiltrating your system. They may recommend you replace the anode rod if it’s worn down. This component draws corrosion to itself so that it doesn’t affect the system, since the aluminum or magnesium rod is so corrosive. Replacing a wearing anode rod helps to protect your system.

A Thorough Safety Check Just in Case

Water heaters are generally quite safe, especially those installed in the last decade or so. Still, it’s definitely worth it to have a technician check over your system to see that the safety switches operate properly, to monitor the tank pressure, check electrical connections, and see that the system ventilates properly.

You Might Need Your Water Heater Flushed

Finally, you may need your water heater flushed if it has any level of buildup of scale in the tank. Scaling in a water heater tank makes it operate noisily. What’s even more problematic is that it may wear down the tank quickly! After a maintenance technician flushes the tank, your water heater may perform more efficiently and won’t be as likely to corrode.

MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. offers water heater maintenance in Cedar Grove, NJ, and we offer customer service like you’ve never experienced before. Call our team for more information.

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