Pacific Plumbing and Drain provides affordable water heater maintenance services in Portland OR & Vancouver WA. As with any appliance or system, your water heater also needs regular maintenance. If you fail to maintain your water heater, chances are you’ll wake up one day without any hot water, or even worse–a burst water heater. Fortunately, you don’t have to maintain your water heater by yourself. Pacific Plumbing and Drain is your local full-service plumbing company. We’re at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide affordable, upfront pricing, and exceptional service.
What Maintenance Does a Water Heater Need?
Inspect or replace the sacrificial anode rod every 3 to 5 years. This device helps prevent the tank from corroding
Test the temperature-pressure relief valve annually. This is a safety device to help prevent your water heater from exploding. It’s on some electric water heaters and all gas water heaters.
Drain about ¼ of the tank a few times a year. Draining or flushing your water heater will remove debris and sediment from the tank. This will help increase the life of your water heater and improve its efficiency.
Water Heater Service Signs
Your water heater works hard day and night to provide you and your family with a constant supply of hot water, so it’s only natural that it will begin to show signs of wear and tear. Below is a list of signs you might experience as your water heater ages.
- Fluctuations with hot water
- Discolored water
- No hot water at all
- Unusual sounds coming from the tank
- Rust or corrosion
- Low water pressure
- Higher water bills
If you’re experiencing any of these problems, contact us. Our expert plumbers will inspect your water heater, provide you with a diagnosis, and get it back up and running in no-time. And if you’re experiencing a more serious issue, like a water heater burst, we provide 24/7 emergency services.
Affordable Water Heater Maintenance
Your water heater is a big investment so it’s only wise to have it serviced by a licensed and experienced plumber you can rely on, like Pacific Plumbing and Drain. Having your water heater serviced regularly will help increase its lifespan and help prevent issues from occurring early.
If you’re interested in our water heater maintenance services, contact us today for an estimate. We’re licensed and experienced to service all types of water heaters.