If you are a home or property owner, you’re bound to have at least one major appliance break down and require a replacement or repair. Most appliances will give you countless years of service if you make it a priority to provide them with some attention and care. Even your water heater can be babied and enjoy and longer lifespan. Here are some tips to help you get the absolute most out of your water heater.
Maintenance Does Matter
Unless you live in a house or piece of property where the water heater is located in a utility area on the main floor, you’re not going to pay too much attention to it. Most people get used to the bumps and gurgles that are made by the tank. Also, if you aren’t a handy person, you might avoid your water heater, hoping you don’t have to look at it up close. Instead of ignoring your water heater, make it a priority to inspect it consistently. Check up for leaks, inspect the joints, and notice any cracks. If you don’t have time to check up, call out a plumber for some help.
Flush Our Tank
Water heaters are susceptible to sediment buildup. This is true if you have any hard water in your area. Flushing your water heater tank every six to twelve months can help reduce sediment buildup. Sediment can block the heating element located at the bottom of the water heater’s tank. If the heating element is blocked, the water heater has to work even harder than usual. Your plumber can also do this as a part of a regular maintenance appointment.
Install a Water Softener
You could be curious as to how a water softener can extend the life of your water heater. Most people associate water softeners with bathing, drinking, or washing dishes and clothes. While this is true, water softeners can also reduce wear and tear on your water heater. Water softeners rude scaling as well. Just like your other water-home appliances don’t handle scale buildup well, water heaters do not like it either. Make it a priority to install a water softener, and if not call out a plumber from Alpha Plumbing to give you a hand!
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
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