Hot water heaters are responsible for getting that perfect, relaxing shower or soothing bubble bath in your home. It’s the worker bee of any modern plumbing system, performing its duty day after arduous day.
To ensure that your water heater is functioning at its peak, it requires annual maintenance. The lifespan of your water heater is unpredictable and can vary from 6 to 13 years. It can accumulate sediments, leak, corrode, and age over time which can cause the water heater to fail earlier than expected! Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing, serving Pompano Beach, Port St. Lucie, and surrounding South FL areas, can help prolong the life of any water heater (gas/electric).
So exactly how does the water heater work in your home?
When you turn on your faucet, it’s not just water that flows into the sink. Along with hot and cold pipes coming out of each side comes to gas or electric heating rods which warm up the tank and water! When the water has reached its perfect temperature, it’s stored in a tank until you turn on your faucet.
It may seem complicated, but there are only three main steps: filling up an inner tank, sending these fluids down separate lines until they meet, and forming one continuous flowing stream ready for a warm shower.
Dangers of Aging Water Heater
Why wait until your water heater breaks down? That can leave you without healthy drinking water, water at all, or even major property damage from flooding!
The leading cause of water heater damage is corrosion. If you notice any rust around the valves or input/output port of your heater, this could be a sign that there’s already some damage in place. Further loss will occur over time without intervention!
Another sign that your water heater is aging and/or corroding is the ability to get hot water at home. It’s not a matter of someone taking a piping hot 45-minute shower until the hot water runs out. This time, if you can’t get hot water at all, then it could be a problem with the water heater’s heating element, thermostat, or, you guessed it, corrosion. Help extend its lifespan by years with professional maintenance.
Flush and Fill Hot Water Heater
When it comes to Hot Water Tank maintenance, a flush and fill is an essential part of your home routine. Flushing out the lime and other sediments in your water heater every so often will keep it working efficiently and avoid corrosion. In neglected tanks, mineral accumulation, including magnesium, lime, and calcium, can happen, causing you to have problems. Removing this build-up helps reduce the risk of bursting pipes, low water pressure, and minerals coming out of your faucets. Lack of maintenance can even require replacing an entire unit altogether!
Flushing and filling your water heater is essential maintenance and a quick fix that will save you money (and water) in the long run. Call our expert techs at Lindstrom Air for a flush and fill for just $99 until June 15, 2022.