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3 Ways to Prevent Water Heater Problems

Posted on July 1st, 2016 by Jupiter Tequesta

water heaters tequesta flWhen was the last time you took a look at your water heater?  If you’re like most homeowners, chances are it has been a while.  However, by the time your water heater reaches 10 years old, it’s time to be careful!  Here are three tips to help you extend the life expectancy of your water heater and prevent plumbing problems.

Prevent Water Heater Problems:

  1. Schedule Regular Maintenance – With regular water heater maintenance, you can address any potential problems with your system before things go wrong. Have a professional technician give your water heater a checkup, and have them replace the anode rod (used to prevent rust) every few years.
  2. Flush Your Water Heater – You should flush your water heater once every three months.  The Department of Energy suggests flushing a quart of water from the tank to help get rid of any sediment that may have built up in the tank.
  3. Set Your Temperature to 120 Degrees F – Setting your water temperature to 120 degrees can help you save energy and keep your hot water a comfortable temperature. Just be sure to avoid letting your water heater drop too far below 120 degrees F, as this can enable bacteria growth.

Having trouble with your water heater? Our professional plumbing technicians can help you diagnose and repair your water heater.  Visit our website to learn more about our plumbing services or give us a call to speak with a representative directly:

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