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Fall Water Heater Maintenance

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:21am

There’s never a good time to have problems with your hot water heater, but having your water heater break down in the middle of winter is a big hassle. Before the mercury drops and the snow starts to fly, call an expert for fall home water heater maintenance. By working with a professional team, you can perform routine maintenance on your home water heater and keep it operating safely and efficiently — so you can avoid any costly and unwelcome surprises.

There are many reasons to call Mr. Rooter for your fall home water heater maintenance:

  • Plumbing — The pipes, fittings and connections of your water heater need to be inspected regularly. Finding a small leak before it becomes a big one can help you avoid a bigger headache. Different types of water heaters require different types of maintenance, and only a licensed plumber can ensure your plumbing is ready for another year of leak-free use.
  • Energy efficiency — A well-maintained home water heater uses less energy. Gas and electric water heaters need a yearly checkup to ensure they’re heating efficiently and set to the right temperature. By identifying any problems with the insulation or settings that might be costing you money, you’ll find places where you can save money over the course of the year.
  • Installation — If your water heater was installed years ago, it’s a good idea to have it inspected by a licensed plumber to ensure it meets all current safety standards. A professional plumber can suggest improvements to your water heater installation that will make it more reliable and efficient, and less likely to break down. They can also make sure any vents, overflows and safety features are working properly.
  • Upgrade — A licensed plumber is the most qualified to assess your water heater and let you know when it’s time to replace it. Modern water heaters are extremely efficient and can save you money. During your fall inspection, your plumber can give you an assessment of your water heater and suggest an appropriate replacement.

Protect Your Water Heater

Don’t wait until you’re out of hot water to have your home water heater checked. Regular maintenance will keep it functioning properly all year round, which is why it’s important to trust your water heater to a professional. Mr. Rooter is certified by Onondaga County for plumbing leak detection or any plumbing-related project. This fall, remember that a little prevention goes a long way when it comes to your home’s hot water heater. Keep your water heater protected with regular maintenance before it gets too cold!

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