Spring Cleaning for Your Water Heater : What to Look For

Yes, you heard us right; spring cleaning for water heaters! When you think ‘spring cleaning,’ your first thought may not be of water heaters. But, you use hot water year-round, right? Spring can be a great time of year to give your water heater a little extra TLC. Annual maintenance of your water heater is extremely important and can actually be an easy task to perform. So, while doing some spring cleaning in the other areas of your home, why not make a stop at the old water heater.

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Nowadays, hot water is something we rely on every day. Way back when, if you wanted to take a warm bath, you had to heat the water on your stove or fireplace. But, the invention of hot water heaters changed the way we see hot water. Hot water is expected to be there any time we need it. But like any other appliance, hot water heaters need maintenance and occasional repairs. At Gander Plumbing, we specialize in installing and repairing water heaters in Rochester and the surrounding areas. And, we are excited to help you with your spring water heater maintenance! Here are a few of the major issues we like to look out for on maintenance visits as well as some of the services we provide.

Noisy Water Heater?

When a professional from Gander Plumbing comes out to your home, we will check to see if you’ve been experiencing any funny noises like bangs, knocks, whines or creaks coming from your water heater. These noises can mean there is some sediment build-up. Water heaters make these noises as they try to burn the sediment away.

Usually, the best way to repair this problem is by flushing the tank. Flushing out water heaters is a fairly straight-forward process and an important one too! It can improve the quality of your water and even increase its energy efficiency.

Discolored Water?

Rusty, discolored water is also something that can happen to neglected water heaters. In order to fix and prevent this issue, a water heater flushing or anode rod replacement could be in order. By checking the condition of your anode rods and if necessary, replacing the corroded anode rods, you can extend the life of your water heater.

Having these and other water heater maintenance issues addressed by the professionals at Gander Plumbing on an annual basis can be the difference that increases the lifespan of your water heater.

If you have any questions about water heaters in Rochester, call Gander Plumbing at 507-282-7540 or you can contact us to Schedule an Appointment.

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