Water Heater Maintenance in Arizona
Winter temperatures are at some of their lowest in the Phoenix metro area so now is the time to make sure that your gas or electric water heater is working properly. There are some things that you can do to help your water heater run properly for a very long time.
1. Visually inspect the water heater. Take note of any rust spots, water heater tank problems, discoloration, etc. If any of these exist, keep checking the water heater to be sure nothing changes, if the outside of a water heater has new visual changes, the interior is normally changing as well. As changes occur, the water heater should be reviewed by a licensed plumber to help avoid an emergency.
2. Check to make sure the water heaters on / off valve is working properly. If a homeowner has a small water leak, attempts to turn the valve off and it breaks, a terrible water leak can result. It’s best to check the water heater valve regularly and make sure it is working properly. Practice turning the valve to avoid problems in the future.
3. This is the time of year the water heater is pushed more to produce hot water 24 hours a day. It’s a great time of year to flush out all the sediment built up inside to prevent water leaks and retain great, clean, hot water to clean dishes and bathe in. If your water heater hasn’t been flushed in a year or more, it’s time to call the plumber.
It is always recommended by all water heater manufactures to have a licensed plumber check your water heater yearly and make sure it is working safe and properly. There are many parts inside the water heater along with parts that keep the water heater working safely. Proper maintenance protects the home as well as the people and property around it.