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What to Expect During Professional Water Heater Maintenance

Your water heater is a vital component of your household, allowing you to comfortably shower, wash dishes, wash clothes, etc. Due to its importance, you should always schedule routine maintenance, so it can be inspected and repaired if necessary. The manufacturer’s manual that came with your water heater system should tell you how often this kind of maintenance is needed, but the general rule is to have it done once a year. What actually happens during a professional water heater maintenance appointment though?

Sediment Flush

If your home uses a storage water heater, like most American homes, then a large amount of water is stored within the heater itself for fast access. Throughout the year, using your water heater causes sediment to build up around the bottom of the tank. This can cause problems if it’s never checked, so your water heater professional will flush your tank and clear up the gunk.

Anode Rod

This is a component of your water heater that naturally dissolves over time in order to protect your water heater from rust. During your maintenance appointment, your water heater technician will check the anode rod to see if it needs to be replaced. Ignoring the anode rod is going to result in a rusted, broken water heater, making this a very important step.

Why This Maintenance Is So Important

Water heater maintenance helps to provide cleaner, healthier, and higher-quality water to your household, all while keeping your water heater running as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. Proper maintenance can increase the lifespan of the tank by preventing rust and decay. It can also prevent your drain valve from becoming clogged, as dirt and debris can easily cause a clog or blockage.

To schedule your water heater maintenance appointment in Kaysville, UT today, give Rentmeister Total Home Service!

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