Preventive Maintenance to Avoid Hot Water Heater Problems

Preventive Maintenance to Avoid Hot Water Heater Problems

Out in Vancouver, BC, hot water heater problems are much the same as the ones across North America. When a water heater reaches the maximum age, it will not run as efficiently and may need to be replaced. In order to diagnose the problems and tell whether you need a new heater, contact the nearest Roto-Rooter specialists. We know water heaters like the backs of our hands. Experience goes a long way in being able to diagnose and repair plumbing problems correctly.

Have you ever experienced a major plumbing problem? Did you discover that your basement had been turned into a swimming pool overnight because of a sump pump malfunction? Perhaps your dishwasher did not drain properly and water flooded all over your kitchen floor and dripped through the ceiling into the basement. Problems like this can really tax your patience and cause unhappiness in even the most mild-mannered and positive people. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid plumbing problems. One of the best is to develop a preventive maintenance program for your home.

Preventive Maintenance Program

You might ask yourself, “What types of things should I check as part of my preventive maintenance list?” Here are some ideas:

  • Water heaters should be checked periodically. Clean around the base of the heater and remove any debris, especially from around the burner area. Flush the heater tank every few years and replace the anode rod to avoid Vancouver, BC, hot water heater problems.
  • A sump pump requires a check at least once a year. Pour a bucket of water into the sump pit. If the water disappears within a few seconds, you know the pump is running correctly. If not, immediately contact an experienced plumber from Roto-Rooter to replace or repair the pump.
  • Do a check of all drain fittings and fixtures. Look for small leaks. Repair the leaks by turning off the water supply and wrapping the threaded pipe or tubing connections with Teflon tape.

If you encounter any difficulties that are too complicated for your expertise, be sure to give the professionals at Roto-Rooter a call.

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