Maintaining your Water Heater
We may not realize that the home’s water heater is a vital part of our daily lives. We take hot showers and baths, wash our clothes, run the dishwasher, and a variety of other needs. We often take it for granted and it’s a shock when it stops working. It’s important to maintain your water heater with regular checkups once a year by a professional service. Here’s a list of reasons:
1. Helps Boost Performance
Regular maintenance helps stop a variety of problems from occurring that can slow down your water heater’s functioning. Such as preventing sediment buildup inside the tank and if ignored, prevents the heating element from heating the water properly and thus your water won’t be as hot. Maintenance will also replace what’s called the anode rod, which prevents the whole tank from rusting up.
2. Saves Money
An annual inspection of your water heater can prevent costly surprises from happening. You do not want the hassle of finding alternative ways to wash yourself, your hair, and your clothes. Even worse would be the cost of cleaning up the water damage, or perish the thought, an explosion. There’s also the hiked fee for emergency repairs by services.
3. Lasts Longer
The lifespan of a standard water heater is about 8 to 12 years. Having a yearly repair schedule can extend its life by several more years. This again saves you money in the long run.
What homeowner wouldn’t want to save money, prevent potentially dangerous surprises, have less stress and hassles with their home’s maintenance?
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