How to Protect Your Water Heater from Premature Failure
It can be frustrating going without hot water, particularly during cold seasons. But like every other appliance in your home, your hot water heater will fail at some point. The good news is that you can maximize its lifespan and minimize the risk of premature failure. Here are some helpful tips from A.M. Plumbing & Rooter.
1. Watch Out for Internal Rust
Rust is among the common causes of water heater failure. To combat this, water heater tanks come with a sacrificial anode rod that offers protection against corrosion, lasting between three to five years. Once used up, seek professional water heater repair in San Marcos, CA, to replace the anode rod.
2. Keep Water Pressure In Check
High water pressure can wreak havoc not only on your plumbing system but water heater as well. A few ways to tell if you have excessive water pressure is when you quickly run out of hot water and the pressure relief valve is leaking. In this case, enlist water heater services immediately.
3. Take Note of Its Age
A traditional water heater usually lasts for up to 10 years. On the other hand, a tankless water heater lasts for up to 20 years. When your unit is already past its prime, it’s best to replace it right away before it completely fails.
4. Ensure the Right Water Heater Size
Even if you have the best water heater installation out there, it will only perform efficiently when you have the right size that suits your needs. Undersized units work harder than necessary to provide you with hot water, exacerbating wear and tear. As a result, they are likely to fail early.
Let the expert team at A.M. Plumbing & Rooter help you take care of your water heater and maximize its potential. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.
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