Service Your Water Heater without a Plumber

Service Your Water Heater without a Plumber

Plumbing issues are a pain to deal with. Due to most of a home plumbing system running behind walls and under floors, it can be difficult to get to problem areas that need maintenance and repair. If you lack the skills or simply don't feel experienced enough to take on heavy plumbing repairs, Las Vegas plumber services through Roto-Rooter can step in and save the day anytime. With around the clock emergency response services, you can feel secure knowing we are ready to serve you when it counts the most. For generations, we have been providing excellent products, services, and tools for getting problems resolved and issues dealt with quickly and efficiently. To continue helping our customers as much as possible, we have assembled this small guide of tips and tricks for better home plumbing care.

Water Heater Repair

When you think of a home plumbing system, often times you do not think of the important appliances which play an integral role in the overall functionality and convenience of it. Your water heater is constantly running around the clock, filling and heating a large tank of water. Once your water is heated, the heating components, attached to a thermometer, switch on and off to maintain a constant temperature for your convenience. As your water heater gets older, it can get bogged down much easier and suffers a decrease in performance. While units usually only last eight, maybe ten years, proper maintenance and repair will help a unit last almost twice as long and have fewer problems in that time, too!

Water Heater Flush

One of the best ways to keep a water heater running well is to perform a regular flushing of the system. In order to do this correctly, use the following steps:

  1. First, attach a hose to the drainage valve located at the bottom of the unit.
  2. Second, place the other end of the hose in a sink for drainage.
  3. Third, turn on the drainage valve so it is wide open and open a hot water faucet in the house.
  4. Turn off the electricity and gas to the water heater.
  5. Allow all of the water to drain out of the tank and into the sink.
  6. If the tank is filling up faster than it can drain, turn off the cold-water valve for a few minutes.
  7. After the tank has drained completely, allow the cold water to continue to pour in and flush out the dirt and silt from the bottom of the heater.

Performing a flush regularly will keep the unit clean and functioning properly and make your Las Vegas plumber proud.

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