If you have a traditional tank water heater it is probably hidden away in the garage or in a closet somewhere. However, when it stops working it is suddenly a very real priority to have fixed. Especially, if it happens to stop working during the fall season when the weather is cooler.
Luckily, there are a few simple steps that you can take to make sure that your water heater is well cared for and stays in top working order.
- The tank of your water heater will accumulate sediment over time and should therefore be drained periodically. The process of draining your water heater tank is fairly simple and should be done annually, or any time you are going to be away from your home for an extended period of time during cold weather.
- An easy way toconserve energy and money is to further insulate your water heater tank. This can be done by simple purchasing a water heater blanket from your local home improvement store. These are pre-cut to fit a standard water heater tank and are fairly inexpensive. This is especially important to do during the cold winter months when your water heater has to work extra hard to keep the water in the tank heated.
- An annual professional inspection of your water heater is highly recommended. The valves, rods, pipes, and fixtures of your water heater can become corroded over time and should be professionally checked to prevent major issues from arising. Having your water heater inspected each fall, before the winter weather descends is an easy way to remember to have this important step done each year.
As the summer turns to fall and we begin to move indoors for spending time with family, eating great meals, and relaxing, don’t let a malfunction with your water heater cause you stress! From Wooster to Millersburg to Dover, Ohio contact the the experts at Mr. Rooter North Central Ohio for any questions or maintenance service that you might have. Our team of outstanding plumbers are always happy to help and will make sure that your residential plumbing system is in top working order!