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Be Sure to Schedule Annual Water Heater Maintenance

Water heaters can last quite a long time, but they are not invincible. They will wear down and develop problems quite often if you don’t take the proper steps. If you want to get the most out of your water heater, you’ll need to make sure that it gets proper maintenance. Read on to find out more about the benefits of annual water heater maintenance.


Water heater maintenance is necessary for a lot of reasons. It gives your technician the chance to isolate and solve problems before they can progress too far. If you catch a problem early, you can have it repaired before much of the damage is done. That saves you quite a bit of cash in the long run. Wear and tear isn’t the only thing that water heater maintenance counteracts, though.

There are plenty of maintenance procedures that are necessary just to keep the water heater up and running. The anode rod, for example, is a long metal rod that is designed to degrade for as long as it’s in contact with the water in the tank. As long as the rod is degrading, the tank will be protected from rusting. The rod will eventually wear down so much that it can no longer protect the water heater, though, at which point it will need to be replaced. Normally, the rod lasts for around a year before needing replacement. That’s part of the reason that water heater maintenance is so important, so things like that can be checked and replaced if necessary. It doesn’t really matter when you schedule your water heater maintenance during the week. All that matters is that you make sure to schedule it every year. This is the best way to keep your water heater in good shape.

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers water heater maintenance throughout Perkasie, PA.

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