Your water heater is one of the hardest working appliances you have in your home. It’s under constant stress from the time it is installed onward. In fact, many water heaters are on 24/7, keeping a large supply of hot water ready at all times in case you need to use it. While the water heater is designed to cope with this stress, it does need professional maintenance in order to keep operating properly. Let’s take a look at why water heater maintenance is so important for the health of your system.
Proactive vs. Reactive Service
Most people wait to call for professional repairs until they notice that their water heater is exhibiting symptoms of a problem. While this is a good thing to do, it cannot preserve the health of the water heater by itself. When you wait for your water heater to exhibit symptoms of a problem before taking action, you are giving the problem the opportunity to develop and cause damage. Professional maintenance, on the other hand, gives us the opportunity to find and fix problems before they can harm the water heater. This can save you thousands of dollars over the years, as long as you schedule professional maintenance for your water heater at least once a year.
Water Heater Parts that Require More Maintenance
Some parts of the water heater require more maintenance than others. The anode rod, for example, is a part that protects the water heater from rust. However, the rod degrades over time and must be replaced. If the rod is not replaced, the water heater will start to rust and could eventually rupture. We always check the anode rod during maintenance, and replace it if necessary.
If you haven’t scheduled your water heater maintenance in at least a year, call The Trusted Plumber. We serve all of Phoenix, AZ.