Preventive Care Tips for Your Water Heater
Water heater is an indispensable fixture in every household. According to Greg Roach of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, “Draining and flushing, plus having certain parts of your water heater checked regularly, are very important.”
Chron enumerated some preventive measures to prevent costly plumbing repairs.
- Don’t forget to drain the water inside the heater at least once a year. It is important to flush the tank in order to get rid of the lime buildup.
- Set the right temperature on your water heater. According to plumbers, setting the temperature above 120 degrees is not a good idea.
- Have your water heater installed by a professional. A water heater that is not adequately vented can lead to serious problems.
- Let a plumber check your water heater’s anode rod regularly. A disintegrated anode rod due to bad contaminants needs to be replaced.
- Meticulously check for problems. Leakage and popping sound are two warning signs that your water heater needs replacement.