How to Protect Your Water Heater from Corrosion

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Corrosion is a serious problem in water heaters. It deteriorates the water tank and erodes the connection joints. Furthermore, it eats up the gas burners, heat exchangers, and other metal components, ultimately affecting the efficiency of the system and reducing its lifespan.

By taking preventive measures, you can keep corrosion from damaging your hot water heater. Follow these handy tips from A.M. Plumbing & Rooter:

Regularly Inspect the Anode Rod

The anode rod draws out minerals from the water to protect the tank from rust. However, the sediment drawn out from the water will corrode the anode rod over time, rendering it useless. For this reason, it’s essential to inspect the anode rod regularly and conduct water heater repair in Murrieta, CA, when necessary.

Flush the Water Tank

Sediment buildup at the bottom of the tank can significantly impair the efficiency of your water heater, cause pinhole leaks, and speed up corrosion. You can steer clear of these costly issues by flushing the storage tank annually. However, if you have hard water in your home, you may need to do it more often. You can count on our team to do this for you as part of our preemptive water heater services.

Be Mindful of Water Heater Placement

High-moisture areas in your home, such as the basement, can cause premature rusting to your water heater. During water heater installation, ensure adequate ventilation in the room and have a professional inspect your unit for potential damage at least once or twice a year.

Corroded water heater components become less effective and more prone to failure. The good news is that you can prevent this problem with prompt repairs and regular inspections. 

You can rely on A.M. Plumbing & Rooter for impeccable water heater services. We will help you make the most of your water heater and maximize its lifespan. Get in touch with us to book an appointment.

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