How to Deal with Water Heater Sediment

Monday, November 26th, 2018

water-heater-repairTank water heaters are one of the most frequently used appliances in your home. Yet, they’re easily forgotten—out of sight, out of mind. And that means any problems that arise with them are easily overlooked.

One such problem is that of water heater sediment. This is an easily fixable problem, but one that can sneak up on you and cause massive damage to the heater if not addressed routinely. We’ll explain further down below.

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The Importance of the Anode Rod to Water Heaters

Monday, March 19th, 2018

water-heater-repairWater heaters are designed to do their jobs quietly and without a lot of fuss. That provides a lot of benefits – and tank water heaters and eminently reliable – but it also offers a serious drawback. When trouble does rise, it can be very hard to spot. Most water heaters are located in the basement or similar out-of-the-way locations, and as long as they continue to deliver hot water, you probably don’t think of them very often.

As a result, problems can get quite extensive, and if you’re not careful, they can force you to replace the entire water heater by the time you notice that something is wrong. Luckily, a trained plumber can help you get ahead of such problems with timely maintenance, and you yourself can perform certain tasks periodically to give you a leg up on the kinds of issues that can result in serious water heater damage. (more…)

Make Sure to Schedule Water Heater Maintenance

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

We’re willing to bet all the money in our pockets against all the money in your pockets that you haven’t thought about your water heater recently. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, of course. It’s not like you really need to pay close attention to your water heater at all times. Water heaters are built to last, but they will last a lot longer with proper care and maintenance. Otherwise, you won’t get the best return on investment for your system. (more…)

Common Water Heater Maintenance Procedures

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Water heater maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to keep your system in good condition. There are a lot of different procedures that make up water heater maintenance, all of which help your system in different ways. Read on for more information on some of the more common water heater maintenance procedures. (more…)

How to Prevent Your Water Heater from Rusting

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

With the amount of water that flows through your water heater every day, the system should collapse into a pile of rust within a year or two. So, why does that not happen? Why are water heaters able to last up to a decade while being in constant contact with water? Read on to find out the answer. (more…)

3 Ways to Keep Your Plumbing in Great Shape this Summer

Monday, July 4th, 2016

While some of us look forward to vacations and a bit of relaxation during the summer, others may find themselves busier than ever. Homeowners, in particular, may be hosting guests and parties, and using more water than normal to stay cool. All of that can amount to extra wear and tear on those systems that you rely upon every day. One of particular importance is your plumbing: that system of piping, valves, fixtures, plumbed appliances and underground piping that allows you to enjoy one of modern life’s essential amenities. Here are 3 ways you can keep your plumbing in great shape this summer.

Get Rid of Bath or Sink Clogs

Over time, hair, soap scum, and other debris get lodged within drain pipes. While you may just have a slow drain and not yet a partial clog, you may want to be pro-active so you can avoid any disruptions to cleaning and bathing in your home. Currently, we’re running a special promotion on rooter service line to get rid of such problems quickly and accurately.

Flush the Water Heater

Whatever type of water heater you have, it needs to be maintained. And one particular type of maintenance is the water heater flush, which removes the buildup of sediment that can impede the heating of your water. Not only will this result in wasted energy (and higher bills), but it will also mean decreased performance. Lucky for you, you can get a professional water heater flush done right now for $39!

Fix All Leaks

As our culture grows more and more eco-conscious, it’s important that we all do what we can to reduce wasted water. Fixing any leaks around the house will benefit your entire community, and it will also save you money. Be sure and look under the sink cabinets, and listen for sounds such as a running toilet. Most importantly, have a professional plumber locate the source of the leak and perform a proper fix.

For trustworthy plumbing services that get it right the first time, call The Trusted Plumber. We service the entire Peoria area! 

Why You Need to Have Your Anode Rod Checked Annually

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Any system that deals with even a moderate amount of water on a regular basis must have some sort of method for dealing with rust. Otherwise, the system will rust away in short order and become completely useless. So, if your water heater is older than a year or two, haven’t you ever wondered why it hasn’t had any rust problems yet? The answer is a part called the anode rod. Let’s take a look at the anode rod, and how it serves your water heater. (more…)

Water Heater Maintenance Procedures to be Aware of

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Water heaters are placed under a lot of stress during operation, and require a lot of maintenance to have a healthy lifespan. Prompt repairs are good when the occasional problem presents itself, but preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure that your water heater avoids serious issues. Let’s take a look at some of the procedures done during water heater maintenance, and the benefits they provide. (more…)

How Water Heater Maintenance Protects Your System

Monday, December 21st, 2015

We’ve written a lot about how important water heater maintenance is for your system, and how you should schedule it once a year. What we haven’t spent a lot of time on, though, is how water heater maintenance specifically protects your system from issues that threaten it. So, with that in mind, let’s go over some of the specific ways that water heater maintenance keeps your system running properly. (more…)

How Often Should I Schedule Water Heater Maintenance?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

This is a question we often get from homeowners. Water heater maintenance is quite important for making sure that the system survives as long as possible, especially since it’s one of the systems in your home that’s put under the most stress. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at why water heater maintenance is such a big deal, and how often you should schedule it. (more…)