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May 17,2023

Why Water Heater Maintenance is Important

Nothing is more frustrating than turning on the shower and waiting for the water to warm, but it never does. The pilot is often the culprit, but if you turn it on and see streams of water flowing underneath your unit, call a reputable plumber for professional water heater repair services. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown, we inspect, diagnose, and address the problem to determine the severity of the issue and recommend a lasting solution. Even if your system functions as expected, ignoring maintenance inspections can cause expensive water heater replacement and repair emergencies. Here are the benefits of routine maintenance.

Extend the Unit’s Lifespan

The average lifespan of a water heater is 10 to 15 years with proper care. However, it can be lower if you rarely schedule maintenance with a skilled plumber. When you schedule an inspection with our experts, we leverage extensive experience and expertise to identify minor signs of deterioration. This goes a long way in mitigating severe damages that compromise the system’s performance and lifespan. If your home receives hard water, it can affect the internal components of your unit, resulting in frequent water heater repair calls.

Water Heats Faster and Remains Hot Longer

As mentioned, the most noticeable sign of water heater damage is heating water slowly and barely maintaining any heat. Hard water usually has high mineral content, which builds up at the bottom of the tank, making it difficult to heat or maintain temperature. Excessive sediment buildup is not just a nuisance, but affects long-term performance. However, regular inspections ensure that damaged or corroded components are repaired or replaced before things worsen. Our experts can flush your system, ensuring it is sediment-free before leaving the premises.

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Low Utility Bills

Another benefit of routine water heater repair and maintenance services is improved efficiency and longevity. This reduces your monthly utility bills, saving hundreds if not thousands annually. If you notice a gradual, unexplainable increase in your utility bills, you may have a water heater problem. When a system is overwhelmed by sediments or malfunctioning components, it causes performance inefficiencies. This means your water heater will require more energy, adding to your monthly utility costs.

Fewer Repairs

If you require water heater replacement or repair every month, consider upgrading your system. Inefficiencies increase your monthly bills and the number of repair calls to a professional plumber. You can avoid overage charges by hiring an expert to conduct maintenance. This allows you to address minor problems early, before they take a massive chunk of your finances in the long run.

While the list of benefits is not limited to the ones mentioned, there’s no doubt regular maintenance is the best option for maintaining optimum efficiency. Contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown to schedule a consultation with our team of experts. We know how frustrating cold showers can be, and we ensure your water heater runs optimally throughout the year.

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