Prevent Your Water Heater from Leaking

Prevent Your Water Heater from Leaking

You probably know that in Albuquerque, water heater leaking, as in any other city across the nation, leads to stress and unhappiness. Consider what your day would be like without being able to take a shower. Have you ever had to deal with plumbing issues such as this? What did you do to solve the problem? Was contacting Roto-Rooter your first thought?

Your home contains numerous plumbing implements besides your water heater. Your air conditioning unit and furnace are conveniences that make your life more pleasant. Your tub and toilet are often under appreciated for all they do to create a pleasant and happy life. Simple fixtures like the faucets in your bathrooms and kitchen are essential to complete day-to-day tasks. You may also have a sump system in your home. This plumbing item works day and night, protecting your home from flooding if you have a high water table in your area.

With all the plumbing fixtures in your home, it is likely that something will fail at some point over the years. Such is the case with most mechanical devices. Even though they are generally very hardy and long-lasting, all plumbing parts will eventually break or wear-out, and will need to be replaced or repaired. Having a preventive maintenance program will slow that process down. Homeowners who utilize these programs have fixtures that last much longer. A preventative maintenance program will also save you money in the long run because you are less likely to have a serious plumbing issue when you keep up with it regularly. Here are a few tips to get you started on your own home maintenance program.

  • Filters for the air conditioning and furnace blower need to be replaced every three months, or more if your air is dusty.
  • Check your sump pump (if you have one) once a year. Do this by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. You should see this water disappear within a few seconds.
  • Flush out your water heater tank every couple of years. Sediment build-up will burden the efficiency of your unit. Also, replace the tank anode rod every time you flush your tank.
  • Keep your air conditioning condenser free of weeds and trash. Blow out the fins on it a few times throughout the year.
  • Replace the valve stem seals when you notice your faucets leaking.
  • Exercise water supply valves (those little chrome faucets) beneath toilets and sinks. Move them back and forth a few times a year to prevent them from sticking in place.

If you notice complicated problems with your plumbing fixtures and you need an experienced technician, contact your local Roto-Rooter service day or night. Our professionals know

that in Albuquerque, water heater leaking, drips, pipe breaks, and sump pump repairs cause stress and they want to keep that from happening.

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