Do you have a lot of friends? Are your friends there for you during a crisis? Do you consider your local plumbers to be your friends? The folks from Roto-Rooter are there for you day or night, seven days a week. We will even come in the middle of the night if you have an emergency. Just like your loyal, close pals, you can rely on your friends in the plumbing business when you need us most.
Because your home is full of plumbing fixtures and appliances, you risk having problems occasionally. Fortunately, those plumbing fixtures are hardy and last a long time. However, sometimes they break. After all, they are mechanical devices, which are prone to wearing out and failing over time. There are some things you can do to prolong the life of your plumbing implements, however. Here are a few tips:
Water Heater Maintenance
Flush your water heater every few years. At the same time, replace the anode rod in your tank. This is the device that helps prevent corrosion in your heater tank during normal use. Some plumbers call it a sacrificial rod because it sacrifices itself to calcium and minerals so they don’t attack the metal tank. Once the anode rod has disintegrated, there is nothing to protect the steel tank from these corrosive minerals. It is also a good idea to check your water heater every few months to make sure the top vents are unobstructed and to make sure there is no debris that has collected around the tank, especially near the burner. Never store paint cans or fuel near a water heater tank.