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Benefits of Water Heater Maintenance

With winter rolling into town in a hurry, a few household maintenance items become very important this time of year. Especially in cold winter areas like most of Utah, keeping tabs on your hot water heater can be vital to making it through the season without any big, unexpected issues.

At iRepair Plumbing, Heating & Air, we offer a full range of water heater services to our clients. Let’s go over a few of the primary benefits to frequently checking and maintaining your hot water heater.

Water Heater Maintenance Basics

When a plumber comes to check your water heater, they’re mostly looking for debris and buildup inside the tank. Things like dirt, rust and even small pebbles can make their way into your tank over time, and these can create issues within the water system as a whole.

In most cases, a plumber will use what’s called the “flush and drain” method, which is pretty self-explanatory – all water in the tank is emptied, allowing any buildups to also leave the tank. There are many different kinds of water heaters, so be sure to employ a plumber with knowledge of all of them, such as one of our experienced professionals at Best Utah Plumber.

In some cases, backup or other damage to the hot water heater might mean a new heater needs to be installed. In both these and cases where simple maintenance does the trick, our next few sections describe some of the major advantages of this process.

Increased Capacity

A well-functioning heater will be able to provide more and better water to you and your family. Debris buildup in the tank can grow to large enough levels where tank capacity is really impacted, so a flush and drain can go a long way in many cases.

Extended Shelf Life

Cleaning out the hot water tank also helps prevent long term issues like rust and decay. A draining of the system plus a professional cleaning, like those provided by iRepair Plumbing, Heating & Air’s staff, can add years to the shelf life of your hot water heater.

Prevents Issues

Many of the benefits of water heater maintenance are preventative, really. A flush can help unclog the drain valve, for instance, and an examination of the inside of your tank might lead a plumber to discover a problem before it becomes too serious.

Even if you aren’t noticing any specific issues with your water heater, it’s best to give it a look every year to make sure everything is functioning well. Contact iRepair Plumbing, Heating & Air today to get the quality service you deserve.