Water Heater Repair and Maintenance with Roto-Rooter

Water Heater Repair and Maintenance with Roto-Rooter

There's nothing like waking up in the morning and feel a warm shower massage your body. Adversely, there's also nothing like waking up in the morning to freezing cold water hitting your body like a razor blade going for the kill. With water heater repair in Baltimore on the rise, we here at Roto-Rooter would like to help out with some tips and tricks for maintaining a well oiled machine. It will last longer, have fewer problems, and keep that water nice and hot in the morning so your shower is always reliably warm and cozy. While these tips might be considered "common sense," for anyone who doesn't work in the plumbing industry, there is always something to learn from Roto-Rooter professionals of value.

  • First off, water heaters break down easily. The large tank of water that makes noise in the basement, that piece of machinery that had that gas leak a few months back almost killing everyone in their sleep, that big bucket-o-fun need regular maintenance to function correctly. The average heater only lasts about 11 years, but in many cases much less. Replacements are expensive and can run you a few thousand dollars.
  • It is wise to schedule a yearly or bi-annual inspection of your home plumbing. A Roto-Rooter can scan your house from top to bottom from the front yard to the back and make sure that everything is working correctly. He or she can also take a look at your water heater and ensure that everything is ship-shape. Often times, they will provide you with a list of all the various things that need work done. Don't skimp on the water heater. If there is something that will only cost a bit to fix, this is much preferable than ignoring the issue and having an even more expensive problem later on (like replacement, for example).  Regular maintenance can almost double the life of a water heater, if not more, so it is well worth the effort to put in the funds to do so.
  • Water softeners will protect your water heater. Hard water does a number on plumbing. You've probably seen the effects of hard water before with serious stains in showers and calcium buildup in faucets. This buildup will quickly render your heater nonfunctional. If you always make sure that your water softener has plenty of salt to keep the water normal, you should be able to avoid this issue altogether.

For more information about water heater repair in Baltimore, give Roto-Rooter a call today.

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