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Benefits of Water Heater Maintenance

We rarely think about our water heaters until they run into trouble, which can be frustrating. Water heaters do their job quietly and without fuss, typically in the corners of your Salt Lake City, UT house like the basement. When they run into trouble, it’s usually big trouble, and owing to the nature of water heaters, usually necessitates replacing the entire unit. It doesn’t have to be that way. A timely maintenance call from a trained professional once or twice a year can not only prevent a catastrophic breakdown, but help your water heater last much longer than it might otherwise. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of water heater maintenance, demonstrating why it’s a good idea to schedule one today.

Anode Rods

Anode rods sit in the middle of your tank, with aluminum or magnesium layers sitting around a steel core. That allows them to absorb any rust which may form in the tank, keeping the steel sides of the tank clear. But the anode rod will wear out after a time and if it isn’t replaced, it can result in rust in the system. Timely maintenance can check the anode rod and replace it if it is wearing out.

Sediment

Sediment has a way of building up in your tank, especially here in Salt Lake City, UT where hard water is a concern. If it builds up too high in you water tank, it forms a layer between the water and the heat source. Your water will take longer to heat up, causing energy bills to spike, and over time, the bottom of your tank will be damaged by the heat. A good maintenance technician will always drain the tank and remove any sediment before refilling it.

For more on wate heater maintenance or to schedule an appointment, call At your Service today!

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