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Do Water Heaters Need Regular Maintenance?

We recommend that all of our customers sign up for one of our maintenance plans, which is a comprehensive way to receive regular inspections and tune-ups for your heating and air conditioning system, as well as for your home plumbing. We offer plans at different levels, so you can find one that's ideal for your budget.

Part of our home plumbing maintenance is taking care of the water heater. This is a vital job, and in fact is one of the most important jobs you can arrange for your home's plumbing during the year. Here are some reasons why:

  • Checking on the anode rod: Rust and corrosion are the biggest enemies that your water heater has. Usually when a water heater starts to corrode, it must be replaced. However, a special component call an anode rod prevents rust from starting inside the water heater tank, essentially by rusting first. But the rod will need replacement after it fully corrodes. Maintenance checks on the anode rod and replace it as necessary.
  • Looking for leaks: Leaking is another significant danger for a water heater. Maintenance technicians will check the connections to find spots of damage where water is escaping. They'll also check to see if the leaks are happening because of increases in water pressure or overheating.
  • Flushing the tank: This isn't a task that a water heater will need every maintenance visit, but it's an important job that the technicians will perform from time to time. This removes excess sediment that can develop inside the tank, which will lead to a reduction in energy efficiency and even create problems with overheating.

As with maintenance for heating, cooling, and other parts of the plumbing, this service for water heaters helps to ensure the longest service life possible for the system and a reduced chance that it will break down suddenly on you. The water heater should work at its more energy efficient as well.

Call Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to sign up for maintenance in West Dundee, IL.

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