Why Water Heater Tune-Ups Are So Valuable

Replacing a water heater is expensive. Getting as many years as possible out of your existing water heater saves you money. The average tank water heater lasts between 10 – 15 years; whereas, tankless water heaters get about five more years of reliable service. With preventive maintenance, it’s easy to keep your water heater running well for many years. At Chandler Action Plumbing & Drain, we think it’s a good idea to have an annual water heater tune-up. Our tune-up services are inexpensive and cover all the bases to help you feel confident that your water heater runs well on demand.

Professional water heater tune-up includes the following services:

Flushing – This service gets rids of sediment, dirt, and other build up in your tank. It protects the heating element from rusting or breaking down.

Anode Rod – The anode rod is small, but an essential part of your water heater’s function. If it’s broken, it can’t protect the tank against rusting. Did you recently buy a new house? Some homeowners get rid of the anode rod to fix bad smelling water. Your water heater may be missing this important part and you won’t know it without an inspection.

Pressure Relief Valve – A defective pressure relief valve means your water heater is potentially a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. When this valve is working, it can’t monitor the pressure in the tank. Too much pressure and the tank can go busting through the floor, injuring anyone in the house and potentially causing an explosion. Making certain that this valve is always working is so important.

Never Underestimate the Value of Water Heater Maintenance

Homeowners should never underestimate the benefits of water heater maintenance services. By making small adjustments and keeping the tank clean, you extend the lifespan of this vital plumbing appliance. Water heater maintenance is also important for tankless water heaters. Don’t assume that these appliances don’t need attention. They benefit from regular tune-ups also. Call one of our plumbers in Chandler to come out and inspect your home’s water heater at least once a year.

Schedule a Tune-Up Today

The last thing we want is for our customers to have to spend money on water heater replacement when they don’t have to. That’s why we always encourage annual water heater check-ups. If you’re local, give us a call to schedule your tune-up today. You deserve to have uninterrupted access to hot water.

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