The Anode Rod and How It Helps Your Water Heater

Monday, September 28th, 2020

water-heater-technicianRust and other types of corrosion are the worst problems a water heater can face. When rust starts to develop on a water heater tank, that usually means the entire water heater must be replaced.

But if you care for your water heater properly with regular professional maintenance and repairs done as needed, you shouldn’t have to worry about corrosion until the system is reaching the end of its lengthy service life. Most of the thanks for that protection against rust and corrosion goes to a component called the anode rod. We’re going to focus on this part of your water heater today, because understanding it will help you remember why regular maintenance for a water heater is so critical.


Get to Know Your Water Heater!

Monday, July 6th, 2020

water-heater-tankHow well do you know your home’s water heater? If you know that it heats up water and that’s about it, there are some more important facts to know, as well as tips for how to best take care of the water heater so it has a long, useful service life.

No, we’re not asking you to become an expert in water heater operation and all the minute details of its construction. And were not asking for you to handle jobs like tank flushing and repairs on your own—which you shouldn’t anyway. The information and tips we have to share are simple, and they can make a big difference for your water heater in Scottsdale, AZ. (more…)

Why Does a Water Heater Need a Regular Flush?

Monday, May 25th, 2020

We recommend our customers have routine maintenance for their water heaters done every year. We include water heater service as part of our Ultimate Savings Agreement Plan, which provides you with excellent plumbing maintenance service each year.

One of the steps we perform to care for your water heater is a water heater flush and fill. The flush is one of the most vital maintenance tasks for a water heater. In fact, you’ve probably heard advice about having it done separately from other maintenance jobs. You may have even read advice on how you can do it yourself.

Before we go further to explain the water heater flush and why it’s important, please keep this in mind: don’t try to flush the water heater on your own. It’s simply too difficult and requires too many extra tools and training. Leave the job to us—we can do it fast and effectively. (more…)

How Often Do I Need My Water Heater Flushed?

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

water-heater-repairFlushing a water heater is one of the basic steps of cleaning the system. During a water heater flush, all the water in the tank is drained out so any sediment or other build up inside can be removed. In some situations, the tank will also need to be descaled to remove build up of limescale, one of the side effects of hard water.

Regular flushing is an important part of proper routine maintenance for water heaters in Glendale, AZ. But how often do you need to schedule this service for your water heater? (more…)

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.


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!