Water Heater Maintenance

Water Heater Maintenance

We get a lot of questions about water heaters—when and how to drain, how to remove, etc—so this post should cater to a large audience.  

Draining your water heater:
A common Westchester plumbing request, is to replace the heating element in an electric heater. In order to replace the element, it is safest, although not necessary, to drain the water heater beforehand. You can read more about draining your heater here. Westchester plumbers of  Roto-Rooter recommend draining this appliance once every six months to prevent the buildup of calcium and minerals in the bottom of the tank.


When to replace your heater
If you are having plumbing issues with your water heater and it is more than 10 to 15 years old, it is recommended to be replaced for a newer more energy-efficient model. For more information, check out this blog post.


Leaky water heater
The cause of this problem is usually an old rubber gasket at the bottom of the heater. Check out this post to learn more.


Should you need the assistance of licensed plumbing specialists, Roto-Rooter’s 24 hour plumbingservice ensures that someone will be there to answer your plumbing service calls around the clock! Roto-Rooter is always available for all your Westchester plumbing needs.

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