Are You Taking Care Of Your Water Heater?
Your water heater is an important component of your plumbing system, especially if you enjoy hot showers and like to get your clothes and dishes clean. It is also a system that works tirelessly throughout the day, never really shutting down. Most water heaters stay on to maintain a standing supply of hot water to ensure it is readily available when you need it. Are you taking care of your water heater? Or are you taking it for granted?
Here are a few things you can do to ensure you maximize your return out of your water heater and help it stay in good condition despite the excessive strain you put on the system daily:
Consider Annual Maintenance
While there are many types of water heaters available, they can all benefit from routine TLC from a professional. In fact, the single most important step you can take for your water heater is to schedule preventive maintenance. Instead of waiting until visible signs of failure occur, a simple maintenance visit can save you from costly repairs – as many water heater problems don’t produce recognizable symptoms until it is too late. Do this on an annual basis for the best protection plan. Not only will you get more years out of your water heater through preventive maintenance visits, but you can often benefit from a better operating system – a faster turnaround on hot water!
Call a Professional at the First Sign of Problems
In addition to routine inspection and maintenance, you need to know when to call a plumber when your water heater is not functioning quite right. This requires homeowners to be aware of potential water heater problems, which may include one or more of the following warning signs:
- Dropping water temperature (despite low hot water usage)
- Sudden fluctuations in water temperature
- Visible leaks or rust around the water heater itself
- Odd sounds coming from system (gurgling or bubbling)
- Murky water
At Metro Septic and Plumbing, we are equipped and ready to handle your water heater needs, including maintenance, repairs, and installations. If you suspect that your water heater is not working properly or needs replacement, please call us today!
Posted on behalf of Metro Septic and Plumbing
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