Most of us don’t think about our water heater until we don’t have hot water. But manufacturers recommend annual maintenance to keep the water heater efficient, safe, and to extend its overall lifespan.
When we come out for a water heater rejuvenation, the first thing we will do is drain the water. Water carries sediment into the water heater and it collects in the bottom of the tank. Over time, the system is not capable of providing the same level of water that you are used to receiving, or the heater begins to rot from the inside out.
Unfortunately, you can’t see that damage from the outside. We’ll shut it down, drain the water heater, and get rid of all that sediment.
While we’re doing that, we’ll also inspect the anode rod. It’s a component that takes the contaminants out of the water. It helps reduce deterioration inside the tank and leads to a longer lifespan for the water heater. We need to check the anode rod annually to see if it needs to be replaced.
An annual rejuvenation also gives us an opportunity to check and see how the system is burning to ensure that you’re not over-using gas.
All of this gives you peace of mind. You’ll know you’re not in a position where your water heater begins to leak, causing damage to your home. You can also be sure that it’s running efficiently, and you’re not overspending on fuel.
It’s important to have a qualified plumber out to your home once a year for that water heater rejuvenation. Call the MoreVent team at 610-444-3333 to schedule yours.