Water heaters tend to be one of the most expensive plumbing replacements in a home. You may have heard horror stories from friends or neighbors, involving plumbing emergencies and finding a replacement. No one wants an emergency to happen, but how can you ensure your water heater stays at its best? Regular maintenance can prevent problems from occurring, ensuring your system stays ready to work. There are a few ways you can take care of your system to stop a crisis from happening.
Tips For Water Heater Maintenance
Know Your Water Heater
An important part of being able to maintain your system is to know your water heater. If you can recall its name and type, you will be able to either find or get all the information you need on the system. Keeping a record of its age can let you know when it is time for a replacement. Finally, knowing the basics such as how to turn it off and how to drain it can help you in an emergency.
Ensure It Has Space
You may not know it, but in order to run at its best, your water heater needs space. Having clutter, boxes or assorted items around it can hinder the way your system works, such as keeping oxygen away from a gas heater. It may even pose a fire hazard. To give your system space it needs, try to keep all of your goods and away from the heater and ensure the area is clean and clear.
An annual inspection is one of the best things you can do for your water heater. When you have an annual inspection, your plumber can assess how the system is running and even drain it for you. During this inspection, issues or possible problems can come to light and be fixed at once. This lengthens the life of your water heater, giving you longer service for your home.
Do you need water heater service or maintenance for your home? Freedom Flow Plumbing and Heating Services is available to assist you! Give us a call today at (570) 903-3199 for your plumbing and water heater needs in Clifton Township and Scranton, PA.