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Why Should You Tune-Up Your Water Heater?

When your water heater needs urgent repair, you usually know it. It might make a very unusual noise, or you might not get any hot water coming through your showerhead. But we think you should call in plumbers before you start to experience problems with your hot water.

Scheduling maintenance for your water heater once a year helps to get it into peak shape and may help to prevent problems from occurring. Find out more below or by calling our specialists.

Your Water Heater Should Be Flushed

Hard water could ruin a water heater. An excess of calcium in a water supply leaves behind deposits that may build up at the bottom of a tank, allowing it to rust faster and build up pressure. We recommend flushing the water heater once a year, so that it doesn’t have a chance to build up so much that it becomes unmanageable.

A Maintenance Session Includes an Inspection

While they are flushing the water, technicians should check to see if there are any signs of rust. That way, they can let you know that you are nearing the point when your water heater should be replaced.

Besides flushing the water heater tank, technicians will also inspect the entire unit. They should take a look at the anode rod, a part that sits at the top of the tank, rusting and corroding so that the inside of the tank is less likely to rust. They may even replace the anode rod on site.

They look for things such as problems with the safety devices. Problems with the temperature relief valve, for example, could be dangerous, and there have been cases of tank water heaters nearly blowing up due to pressure buildup and a faulty relief valve. They also check to see that gas systems are ventilating properly.

Call our friendly technicians 24/7 for exceptional customer service! VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing installs and services water heaters in Bryn Mawr and the surrounding areas. And right now we have a special offer: Buy one get on free! Get an air conditioner tune-up for only $69 and receive a water heater tune-up FREE.

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