Tips on Properly Maintaining The Water Heater in Your Home


South Windsor Water HeaterOne of the hardest working appliances in your home is the hot water heater. This unit needs to make sure that water is heated and ready at a seconds notice. To be able to keep water heated continuously day and night the hot water heater is working all the time. This is why they usually are the first plumbing appliance to break down, but when you can spot some signs of trouble you can help extend that life a while longer. Here are some tips to properly maintaining the water heater in your home.

The first sign of trouble with a hot water heater is when the water takes much longer to get warm then it used to. The water may never get completely hot, which is an indication that the heating elements need to be inspected. Our team of professional plumbers can quickly determine if the heating elements are failing and can be replaced during that inspection. A water heater repair will help to extend the life of the hot water heater.

The next thing you can do to keep your heating unit running efficiently is pay close attention to the color and the smell of the water in your home. When you see the water turning a brownish color or smelling like rotten eggs, it might be a good time to call your local plumbing professional. The hot water tank often traps many different sediments that it removes from the water and holds them it the bottom of the tank. When the deposits begin to accumulate too quickly, they can cause the unit to not process the water properly and those deposits will effect the water that exits the unit. When you contact our team of plumbers, we can quickly drain and flush the hot water heater to remove all the deposits from the bottom of the tank. The sooner this flush is performed the better.

The hot water heater should not be making any noises other than the normal heating and processing of water. When you hear noises like gravel turning in a steel drum, this could be an early warning sign the unit is about to fail Call your plumber and let them do a complete maintenance check on the unit.

Are you in need of water heater services in Vernon? Contact The Water Heater Medic today at (860) 896-3342 for the best services around!