Why You Need Water Heater Maintenance Services
Tank water heaters are currently the most popular model water heater in American households. They are so called because the appliance is a steel water tank with an attached heating element that ensures that your showers and sinks have enough hot water for washing and preparing food. Unfortunately, over time, these tanks become inefficient and damaged. And, more often than not, if your hot water heater stops working, the problem could have been avoided with a little bit of professional preventative maintenance.
At Blue Sky, our technicians can recognize potential problems during routine maintenance, perform minor repairs and tune-ups, and keep your tank heater working as it should.
Here are a few of the problems we look out for during a tank water heater maintenance service:
- Calcium Carbonate & Other Sediment
The first thing we do is drain the tank, flush out any residual sediment, and clean the tank. Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) can also coat the electric heating element, preventing the water from heating up enough. We can repair the element or recommend replacing it.
Corrosion is always a problem where hot water is concerned, so our inspections always include a thorough check for rust on the tanks and anode rods. If we spot rust, we will take action right away to mitigate the corrosion and make appropriate repairs, which may include replacing the rod.
- Cracks & Leaks
These problems can sometimes be fixed if they are minor enough. However, if they have progressed too far, a replacement or tankless water heater model might be in the near future.
It is important to note that the above issues develop more often when water heater maintenance and tune-ups are neglected for too long. If your unit has gone without a professional check and it needs an emergency repair, the technicians at Blue Sky can offer you affordable water heater repair options as well, or they can speak to you about opting for a tankless water heater.