Blog Breathing Fire into Your Water Heater: Maintenance Tips from Dragon Plumbing Professionals Mar 11, 2024

Is your water heater feeling a little lackluster lately? Are you tired of lukewarm showers and unpredictable water temperatures? Well, fear not, because the experts at Dragon Plumbing & Contracting are here to breathe some fire back into your water heater with these essential maintenance tips. From simple DIY tasks to regular professional checks, we have you covered to ensure your water heater stays in top-notch condition.

First and foremost, one of the most important maintenance tasks you can do for your water heater is to regularly flush it out. Over time, sediments and mineral deposits can build up in the tank, reducing its efficiency and lifespan. To do this, simply turn off the power source to the water heater, connect a hose to the drainage valve, and drain out the water until it runs clear. This should be done at least once a year to keep your water heater running smoothly.

In addition to flushing out your water heater, it's also crucial to check the temperature and pressure relief valve regularly. This valve is designed to release excess pressure and prevent the tank from exploding. To test it, simply lift the lever to let some water out. If no water comes out or the valve is leaking, it may need to be replaced. This simple test can help prevent a potential disaster and prolong the life of your water heater.

Another essential maintenance task is to insulate your water heater tank and pipes. By adding insulation, you can help retain heat and reduce energy consumption. This is especially important if your water heater is located in a cold or unheated area of your home. You can easily find pre-cut insulation jackets for water heaters at your local hardware store, or you can opt for professional installation for added peace of mind.

Aside from these DIY tasks, it's also wise to schedule regular professional maintenance checks for your water heater. At Dragon Plumbing & Contracting, our team of experienced plumbers can inspect your water heater for any potential issues, make necessary repairs, and ensure it's operating at peak efficiency. This proactive approach can help you avoid costly repairs down the line and extend the life of your water heater.

In conclusion, taking care of your water heater doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming. By following these maintenance tips from Dragon Plumbing professionals, you can keep your water heater running smoothly and efficiently for years to come. Whether you're flushing out the tank, testing the relief valve, insulating the pipes, or scheduling professional maintenance checks, these simple steps can make a world of difference. So don't wait until your water heater starts acting up – start taking care of it today and enjoy hot showers and reliable water temperatures all year round.

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