Water Heater Maintenance

Brownie's Septic & Plumbing

Why spend your money on buying a new water heater or constantly having to repair an old water heater when you could be spending your money on fun purchases? Well, the good news is that by keeping your water heater well maintained, you can avoid those costly expenses. Below, we’ll talk about a few of the best ways to keep your water heater well maintained so you can save your money up for a fun vacation with your family!

Drain the Tank

Most water that is used in your water heater is pure, so there are minerals and sediment that collect and form a sludge which accumulates at the bottom of the tank. This sludge can cause a lot of problems for you down the line, like higher energy bills, less hot water, and even a burst water heater.

Avoid these issues by draining your water heater about once a year, or more depending on how many people you have living in your home.

Check the Pressure Valve

Your water heater, whether it is electric or gas powered has a valve on it called the temperature and pressure relief valve. This valve is in place in the event that your water heater becomes overpressurized, the valve opens to release some of that pressure. If your valve doesn't operate correctly, your tank could overpressurize and explode.

To check if your valve is working correctly, turn off all gas and electricity and shut off the water flow into the heater. Then you will pull the trip lever on the valve, and you should hear a rush of air come out of the pressure relief valve. If you don't hear, feel or see this air, then drain the tank and replace your valve.

No matter what your water heater problems might be, Brownie’s has the experience and expertise to help you! We have worked will all types of water heaters: solar, tankless, and traditional. We understand the issues that are most common to the various types and brands of water heaters which helps us to find solutions quickly.

Call Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing today or visit our website for more information on our water heater services and other septic and plumbing services!

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