Most people do not think about their water heater until the water in their home starts to run cold or they walk into their basement to find a large puddle near their tank. It is one of those items in a home that people purchase and do give it no further thought. A water heater is a great convenience for every one, but if it is not cleaned or maintained it might not work as efficiently or last as long as it could.

One way to ensure that your water heater operates at its best is to do a yearly drain and flush. Each time that your water fills up, particles and sediments enter the tank. These particles and sediments cause the water heater to work harder and sometimes will even clog the unit. Draining and flushing ensures that foreign particles are removed from your tank and line, as well as allows for servicing of any parts that may be failing. This allows the tank to work at its best, providing your home with the hot water that you expect. Call Ro’s Plumbing for your servicing and maintenance of your water heater.

Maintaining your water heater offers several benefits:

  1. Extended Lifespan: Regular maintenance helps prevent corrosion, sediment buildup, and other issues that can cause premature wear and tear, extending the lifespan of your water heater.
  2. Energy Efficiency: Sediment buildup can reduce the heater’s efficiency by insulating the heat source from the water, making it work harder to heat water. Cleaning and maintenance can improve energy efficiency, lowering utility bills
  3. Improved Performance: Regular maintenance ensures consistent and reliable hot water supply. Flushing the tank, checking for leaks, and examining the heating elements or burner systems can optimize performance.
  4. Preservation of Warranty: Some manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep the warranty valid. Adhering to the maintenance schedule can protect your investment in case of unexpected malfunctions.
  5. Prevention of Water Damage: Detecting leaks or potential failures early can prevent significant water damage to your home, saving you from costly repairs and inconvenience.