What to Expect During a Water Heater Tune-Up

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A neglected water heater can fail prematurely and require costly repairs or replacement. Routine maintenance, including regular tune-ups, can keep your appliance working at peak efficiency and extend its operational life. A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, your trusted team for expert water heater services, shares what is typically involved in a tune-up service.

Visual Inspection

A licensed technician will usually inspect your hot water heater from top to bottom to check for any apparent signs of damage or wear. This includes checking the condition of the tank, valves, and other components. They will also look for leaks, cracks, or corrosion that may indicate potential issues.

Thermostat Calibration

Whether you own a traditional tank-style model or a tankless water heater, the thermostat must be properly calibrated and set at a safe temperature. A malfunctioning thermostat can result in overheating, causing damage to your water heater and potentially creating a safety hazard.

Draining and Flushing

Sediment buildup is one of the leading causes of poor water heater performance. Your trusted technician would surely have already told you this information during the water heater installation. In any case, draining and flushing out any accumulated sediment will help improve your appliance’s efficiency.

Anode Rod Inspection

For a traditional tank water heater, this component is crucial for preventing rust and corrosion. Your technician will inspect and replace the sacrificial anode if necessary to ensure your water heater stays in top shape, sparing you from costly water heater repair in Murrieta, CA.

Gas/Electric Connections Check

If you have a gas water heater, the technician will check all gas connections for leaks or damage. For electric water heaters, they will make sure all electrical connections are secure. This is crucial for ensuring the safety of your home.

Testing the Pressure Relief Valve

The pressure relief valve (PRV) is an important safety feature in your water heater that helps release excess pressure to prevent explosion or damage. During a tune-up, the technician will test the valve and replace it if needed.

Our experienced A.M. Plumbing and Rooter technicians can handle all types of water heaters, from traditional tanks to tankless models. Our comprehensive services will give you peace of mind knowing your water heater is in optimal condition. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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