As with any appliance in your home, your water heater needs regular maintenance to ensure it keeps working properly. Regular maintenance by a professional, like us at A-1 Better Handyman, can also help to catch issues before they become severe.
In general a unit will last for about 15 years as long as you complete routine maintenance. At least once a year, you should have the unit professionally inspected. During the inspection, the thermostat will be checked to ensure it is working properly and set at 120 degrees. The clearance around the unit will be checked to make sure it has enough room to safely operate. The tank will also be drained to remove sediment. The pressure relief valve will be tested and the anode rod inspected.
If your water heater or boiler is getting close to the 15 year mark or if you have been noticing that there has been an increase in the number of repairs lately, the repairman man recommend a new one. If you notice that the hot water quality is not as good as it used to be, any leaks around the unit or excessive operation noise, then it may be time to replace it.
If your unit isn’t working properly and isn’t showing any signs that it may be worn out or it is fairly new, then you simply need water heater repair. Our team of inspectors will be able to assess the unit and determine what is wrong rather quickly. Trying to repair a unit on your own could be dangerous since you are working with extremely hot water and electric or gas. It is best to leave any repairs up to a professional who can do them safely.
By sticking to a regular maintenance schedule, you will be able to get the most out of your water heater. Keeping all the parts working correctly will allow you to avoid serious issues and ensure that the unit works good until it is time to replace it.
If your water heater is having issues, please give us a call or click here for a quote to call in the help of A-1 Better Handyman!