Water heaters are very sturdy systems. They have to be, considering they’re also subjected to some of the most severe wear and tear of any home appliance. Consider how often you use hot water in your home, likely multiple times a day. Multiply that by a few years, and it’s not hard to see how much stress you can put on your water heater just through normal use. If you want to extend the effective life of your water heater for as long as possible, it’s a good idea to follow the following tips.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
The best way to counteract the effects of wear and tear on your water heater is to schedule maintenance for the system at least once a year. There is a long list of procedures conducted during water heater maintenance, all designed to keep it functioning in top shape and to prevent the spread of problems. The anode rod is checked, and replaced if necessary, to make sure that the system is protected from rust. The tank is flushed to get rid of sediment buildup and increase heating efficiency. All of these procedures will help your water heater last as long as possible.
Call for Repairs Promptly
Water heater problems, like problems with most home systems, are progressive. The longer they are allowed to develop, the worse they’re going to get. If you want to mitigate damage to your water heater as much as possible, you should call for repairs as soon as you suspect that your water heater is having a problem. The faster we can repair your water heater, the more damage we can prevent.