Water Heater Maintenance

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Water heater maintenance is something that many homeowners tend to neglect. However, neglecting the maintenance of your water heater can result in many problems. Your water heater will last much longer if it receives routine maintenance. After all, it is a big investment, so you want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. You should schedule maintenance for your water heater at least once a year to be flushed and to have the pressure valve checked.

Left unchecked, water heaters will after time, have sediment buildup, causing your hot water to give off an odd smell and taste. It can also be dangerous. Sediment buildup can cause the pressure relief valve to fail. If this occurs you may have a flood on your hands or worse –  a failed valve can cause the water heater to explode.

While it may be tempting to attempt the maintenance of the water heater yourself unless you are a certified, licensed, and insured plumbing contractor, you should never do this on your own. Here are several reasons why:

  • Safety- This is the water that your family drinks and washes with. Using the proper equipment and chemicals can go a long way.
  • Liability- Many insurance companies will not pay for damage caused by an uncertified person installing plumbing fixtures. Reduce your risk of costly errors by hiring a licensed and certified plumber.
  • Warranty- We will warranty our installations for up to one year. We guarantee our plumbing work is done correctly the first time and will last. (restrictions apply)

Guardian Plumbing has 30 years of experience in performing water heater maintenance and repair. They can repair and diagnose all types of water heaters, including gas water heaters, tankless water heaters, and electric water heaters.  They also offer a Homeowner Protection Plan that includes routine maintenance on your water heater.

Contact us today for a free estimate 301.685.5017