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How to Make Your Hot Water Heater Last

Many homeowners forget about their hot water heaters until they quit working. However, there are tips you can implement to ensure your hot water heater lasts longer.

Flush Your Hot Water Heater Annually

Hot water heater manufacturers and plumbers will recommend that you flush your hot water heater every year. Flushing your hot water heater will rid the tank of impurities and sediment. Read the manual that comes with your hot water heater to learn proper flushing procedures as these procedures differ for each unit. If you no longer have the manual in your possession, it is best to contact a plumber for help. The plumber will be able to advise you on the proper flushing procedures for your hot water heater.

Check Your Anode Rod Periodically

The purpose of the anode rod is to prevent your hot water heater from rusting from the inside. If your hot water heater’s anode rod is corroded, it cannot do its job effectively. It is best to drain your hot water heater tank completely and inspect your anode rod once each year. If you notice there are signs of corrosion, you must replace the anode rod immediately.

Insulate Your Hot Water Heater

Beaumont, TX rarely sees freezing temperatures, but the weather gets cold enough to warrant insulating your hot water heater. Insulating your hot water heater is something that you only must do one time. Once your water heater is properly insulated, this process never has to be repeated. The purpose of insulating your hot water heater is to improve its efficiency so it will not have to work as hard heating up the water. Experts say that insulating your hot water heater will make it 40% more efficient.

Have Your Hot Water Heater Inspected

To make sure your hot water heater continues to work optimally, it is important that you have it inspected every two years. A licensed plumber will perform this inspection. During the inspection, the plumber will thoroughly look over your hot water heater and test all its functions to verify that all is well. If problems are spotted, then hot water heater replacement or repair will be needed, and your plumber will collaborate with you to establish the best course of action.

If it has been some time since you had your hot water heater inspected or if you are having problems with your hot water heater, contact EcoWorks Plumbing for help. Our highly trained plumbers are ready to assist you in any way you need.

The EcoWorks team is standing by to provide you with the right solutions to your home’s plumbing system. Call 409-207-9522 now!

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