Your home’s water heater requires a lot of maintenance and frequent repairs. It’s almost constantly under stress and pressure. It’s used multiple time throughout the day, on a daily basis, and it’s very rarely turned off. So predicting when a serious problem may occur, or what “smaller” problems are waiting to turn disastrous is nearly impossible.
Our Big Bear water heater repair specialists recommend that you have annual tune-ups and inspections of your water heater. Tune-ups will keep your water heater in the best condition possible and make sure it’s always running efficiently. Inspections will find any problems or potential problems with your water heater before they get out of hand.
Give us a call today to learn more about our water heater services, and to request your service estimate. Our professional plumbers can help you find the service that’s right for your home and budget.
Water Heater Maintenance
During a water heater tune-up, our Big Bear water heater repair technicians will check all of the components of your water heater to make sure they’re working properly and not creating problems:
- We’ll check your safety relief valve and emergency shutoff valve to make sure that your water heater is as safe as possible in case a problem does occur.
- We’ll also test the water temperature to make sure it’s at an optimal level. It should be warm enough to take a hot shower comfortably, but not so warm that it could cause any safety concerns.
- Then we’ll inspect your burner assembly, test the water pressure and test the gas/power supply that’s heating the water.
- If it needs to be done, we’ll flush out the system to get rid of any debris that may cause a problem with the efficiency of the machine, and could lead to much larger problems in the future.
These steps all help to make sure that your Big Bear water heater is running as efficiently as possible, and they’ll help to increase your water heater’s lifespan. So you’ll save money on replacing the water heater in the future, and on your energy costs now. Without regular tune-ups, you’ll see the reverse happen.
Water Heater Lifespan
Water heaters typically last for around ten years with constant use. Of course, depending on how well-maintained the machine is, that number can drastically change. Without maintenance and regular repairs, a water heater’s lifespan can be as short as four or five years. Once your water heater reaches the five year mark, you should start paying special attention to it and considering whether it’s time for a replacement. Hopefully, it still has a few good years left. Our Big Bear water heater repair technicians can let you know during a tune-up whether your machine is in the condition for you to start thinking about replacing it.