When owning a residential property, at least one significant appliance or home component will break down and require replacement or repair. Most appliances will provide you with many years of use if you frequently have them serviced. Even your water heater may be cared for and have a longer lifespan. Here are some helpful pointers to assist you in extending the life of your water heater.
Your Water Heater Should Be Routinely Serviced
Most people learn to adjust to the tank’s bumps and gurgles. Also, if you’re not handy, you might ignore your water heater, so you don’t have to look at it too closely. Instead of disregarding your water heater, make it a point to have it inspected regularly. The team at Alpha Plumbing can look for leaks, check the joints, and look for cracks.
Be Sure To Flush Your Tank
Sediment is known to accumulate in water heaters. This is especially true if you live in a region with hard water. Water heater tank flushing every six to twelve months can help decrease sediment buildup. Sediment can clog the heating element at the bottom of the tank of a water heater. When the heating element becomes clogged, the water heater must work harder than usual.
Use A Water Softener For Your Water Heater
You might wonder how a water softener can help your water heater last longer. Water softeners are commonly associated with bathing, drinking, and washing dishes and clothes. While this is true, water softeners can also help your water heater last longer.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
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 own and operate our backhoes for excavating jobs.
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