Water Heater Problems You Might Experience

August 16, 2022

Unlike heated air that allows you to live in your home during a cold winter, water heaters aren’t essential to the functioning of your household. Yet, think of how aggravating and inconvenient it would be to live without one. A well-maintained traditional water heater should last about 10 years, and a tankless heater lasts even longer. But like any other appliance, a water heater is subject to breakdowns, often when they are least expected and most inconvenient. Here are some of the more common things that can go wrong with your water heater. Leaks Leaks can be caused by a...

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How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

March 17, 2021

You may not think about your hot water heater very much until you jump into a cold shower, but this essential appliance does need some routine attention. Read on to learn more about the maintenance of your water heater so you can keep it running smoothly year after year. Benefits of Draining Your Hot Water Heater The primary benefit of draining your hot water heater is to remove sediment that can corrode the interior shell and water lines. Most sediment is calcium from hard water, but you may also see signs of rust when you drain your hot water heater....

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