Importance of Water Heater Maintenance
The most important factor related to having a Hot Water Heater is having a supply of hot water on a moments notice. This is very necessary for most families, as they have many practices that involve using hot water. Common household practices like showering/baths, cooking and cleaning would be impossible without a working unit in your home.
If you are living in a older home, scheduling semi annual maintenance checks with a certified heating professional may be necessary. If a pipe has been corroded, water will escape and can potentially cause flooding, or even a possible explosion if not dealt with properly.
Top Water Heater Brands
Green Art Plumbing Supply offers Viessmann, Rinnai, Watts , Bradford White quality water Heaters that give alerts in real time as an issue arises. All of these brands provide top of the line service. Rinnai models have Bluetooth capabilities that enable the installer to have a connected view of the system.
Too Much Pressure
Naturally occurring pressure in the Water Heater builds up due to increased levels of heat present in the system. Due to the fact, Hot water is what makes steam in the Water Heater and steam is the factor that increases the immense pressure in the water heater. This can cause the pipes to leak water and your system may be at risk and might need to be replaced or worked on.
Drain Vales are a key part of each Water Heater which allows water to leave the tank for maintenance checks or replacements. When the valve is weathered water will escape the pipes. This can cause flooding and other damage to not only your hot water heater but the home overall.
Sediment is even a byproduct of heated water at extreme temperatures. When water is heated the minerals separate and settle at the bottom of the tank, over time forming lime scale.
Self Check practices
Prevent Water Heater Damage in your home by being attentive if you notice unusual performance.
One maintenance check is looking for water underneath the Heating System. Also, you may check if your pipes need to be tightened or even replaced if materials are older or damaged.
In addition, if you notice that the surrounding area near the tank is much colder than the actual tank’s temperature. This might be an indication that a new system may be necessary and a professional should be called.