Water Heater Maintenance

Regular Water Heater Maintenance Prevents Problems & Premature Failure!

Water heaters often work for a decade or more without much maintenance, so it’s easy to forget about them in our day to day lives. But the last thing anyone wants is to wake up in the morning and hop into an unexpectedly cold shower. 

With a little effort, you can keep your gas and electric water heaters working efficiently. Some homeowners are comfortable with simple maintenance, like how to draining a gas or electric water heater, checking a pressure relief valve or pilot light. However, if you aren’t, give the pros at B & T  a call! 

There is a range of water heater issues that can begin small and easily go unnoticed for weeks or even months before being addressed. Fortunately, many water heater problems can be detected early by regularly inspecting your unit and keeping an eye out for certain signs and symptoms. B & T can provide regular inspections and tune-ups designed to save you money in the long run.

Water Heater Maintenance Prevent Issues Such As:

  • Anode Rod Failure

  • Broken Dip Tube

  • Sediment/Bacteria Build-Up

  • Condensation/Leaking

  • Thermocouple Failure

  • Pilot Light Malfunction

The Importance Of Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Tankless water heater maintenance is a must and should be done at least once a year. Also commonly referred to as an on-demand water heater, the tankless water heater may need maintenance every six months if your water heater is set to a high temperature or if you have hard water.

Tankless models don’t come equipped with a large storage tank. Instead, on-demand water heaters heat water directly as it flows through the cold water line. So, when you use hot water, you’re basically activating the water heater.

Tankless water heaters can last over twenty years, but that’s with regular maintenance. Because most manufacturers often market these water tanks as no maintenance or low maintenance, most people fail to properly maintain them, which can have a major impact on the water heater’s longevity. 

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