Water Heating Tips and Tricks Made Easy

Water Heating Tips and Tricks Made Easy

A home plumbing system is like a child—just when you think you have it under control, it acts up and makes a huge mess. With the help of Roto-Rooter, you can make sure that your plumbing maintenance needs are met and that you have access to the tools, products, and services necessary to get repairs done correctly the first time. Brooklyn water heater leaking is a common issue that develops in water heating units that have been neglected for a period of time, and are starting to succumb to various issues. With the help of this guide, you will learn a little bit more about your system and how to make the appropriate changes that will ensure your water heating unit works for many more years.

Preventing Corrosion

Water heating corrosion is a serious problem that causes systems to completely fail. In order to minimize the effects of corrosion, a component known as the anode rod is located in the tank. While these rods are fantastic and work extremely well, they wear out over time and stop working. Every two to three years, make sure to replace the anode rod inside of your water-heating unit. To do so correctly, consult the manufacturer's guide and following the steps listed. Also, make sure to buy the correct rod size by ordering from the proper vendors. There should be a list in the guide with Roto-Rooter at the top of suggested vendors to order from. A great way to remember to change out the anode rod is to schedule it at the same time you perform a system flush.

Flush Your Water Heater

One of the best ways to keep your water heater unit working great is to flush it out every few years. During that time, not only does the anode rod wear out, but also soot and buildup has a chance to get a hold of the inner components of a heating unit and cause problems. Performing a flush is easy to do with these steps:

Attach a hose to the water heater drainage valve located on the bottom of the tank.

  1. Next, run the hose to a nearby drain with enough capacity to handle the draining water.
  2. Open the drainage valve and allow all of the hot water to drain.
  3. Make sure to not touch the hot water.
  4. Allow the cold water to continue to run and flush out the system.

For more Brooklyn water heater leaking repair tips and tricks, call Roto-Rooter today.

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