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If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. A phrase most are used to, but how true is it when it comes to water heaters? Sometimes, even when something is not broken, it may still need regular attention and upkeep in order to prevent it from becoming broken. Perhaps the phrase should go, if it’s not broke, keep it from needing fixed. Regardless, water heater maintenance is encouraged, and necessary to prevent potential problems down the road. 

Water Heater Maintenance

Many homeowners don’t know that you should have your water heater regularly maintained. It is necessary to have your water heater flushed each year, as well as to have your anode rod checked. These minimize the risk of tank corrosion and can contribute to preventing irreversible damage. Vegas is known to have extremely hard water, which builds up layers of calcium within a water heater. By flushing your water heater annually, this eliminates the calcium layer and can prevent blockages. 

Benefits of Water Heater Maintenance

Flushing your water heater annually can also help to prolong its lifespan. By keeping it well maintained, you are extending the amount of time that it will be usable, and are also keeping yourself aware of the condition it is in, and when it will need replaced. 

Another benefit of flushing your water heater regularly is increasing the efficiency of its operation. Buildups of calcium and minerals caused by hard water can create hot spots within your water heater, which may lead to it malfunctioning or breaking completely. Flushing your water heater eliminates this, and causes it to operate more efficiently. 

One more benefit of regular water heater maintenance is the ability to ensure that all functions are operating correctly. Testing the relief valve and other temperature regulators can increase the safety of you and your household and prevent the risk of scalding or burning. 

Regular maintenance is the key to ensure the longevity of your water heater’s lifespan, as well as increasing the safety of operating it, and can save you money from needing to repair it down the road. With Vegas Plumbing Service, inspections are always free, so you have nothing to lose by calling our experts today to schedule a consultation. Contact us for your water heater maintenance today.