Just like any other fixture in your home, your water heater needs proper maintenance to prolong its life. The average water heater lasts anywhere from 7-10 years, but that can quickly drop to 5 if it’s not taken care of. As a basic rule of thumb, you should get maintenance done around once a year after your water heater has been installed. In fact, most insurance companies won’t help with water damage costs without it. It’s the responsible thing to do as a homeowner and it ensures the safety of your home and family. Whether you have a gas, electric, or tankless water heater, there is always maintenance to be done.
What does water heater maintenance look like and why do I need it?
Water heater maintenance includes several tasks performed by a professional plumber. The first thing the plumber will do is drain the tank and flush sediment buildup. Water heaters are very vulnerable to hard water. All of the minerals begin to sink to the bottom of the tank and settle in a large mass. With such buildup, your water heater is working overtime and causing you extra energy expenses. When the tank is flushed, the drainage outlet is completely unclogged. This is the most important step of the entire maintenance process. In addition, your plumber will inspect the entire fixture for any leaks, clear debris from around the air/gas intake, and clean any heating elements present. Getting annual water heater maintenance is necessary for proper functioning. It can prevent you from major water damage in the future if leaks go unnoticed and it protects you from your insurance company denying claims.
When it comes time for your annual maintenance, you know who to call! FloGuard is on call and ready to help. Our certified technicians have the skills and training necessary to get the job done. Don’t hesitate, reach out today! We’ll have someone sent to your home in an hour or less.