Your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. From providing hot water for bathing to helping you in the kitchen, having a functioning water heater is essential for every aspect of your home life. General maintenance on your water heaters, especially when you notice issues with your water distribution and temperature, is crucial for keeping your tank up and running properly. Some of the most important general upkeep tasks to use on your water heater include the following.
Annually Flush Your Tank
With any water heating system, sediment buildup from naturally occurring minerals in your supply is inevitable, so monitoring this mineral accumulation is important for keeping your water heater in working order. If excess sediment accumulates, your tank will not function properly, negatively affecting the temperature delivery of your hot water.
Keep Your Pipes and Unit Insulated
Insulating your regular plumbing system is important for keeping your pipes from bursting during the cold weather months. However, for your water heater, insulating your pipes can help increase your water temperature by preventing heat loss as the water moves through your pipes.
Keep up With Regular Maintenance
For some water heater-related issues, home maintenance tips cannot properly diagnose the problems with your unit. Any leaks, strange sounds, water discoloration, and sometimes odd smells can be signs of serious problems with your water heater, requiring a technician for a proper diagnosis.
Maintaining a Healthy Water Heater
Hot water is an essential feature of a functioning home, so staying on top of regular maintenance for your water heater can help prolong the life and efficiency of your unit. At Efficient Plumbing, our staff of expert technicians and plumbers can help ensure your water heater is functioning properly and can serve you and your family for years to come. For more information on our services, including a full list of our areas of expertise, visit our website and contact us for a consultation with our team today.