Extend the Life of Your Water Heater

A water heater is an integral part of an efficiently run home or business, so you need to ensure all its components are working properly before they break down. Otherwise, the disruption of cooking, cleaning, washing, and cleanliness will inconvenient occupants. Here are maintenance care recommendations that will minimalize the need for water heater repairs and replacement.

What Happens During A Hot Water Heater Inspection?

J Griffin Heating & Plumbing performs a thorough inspection so that we can take care of any issues that affect an appliance working as it should. Repairing and replacing parts also increases an appliance’s efficiency as it won’t need to continue to run to reach a higher temperature.  After an inspection, we will provide a detailed report regarding any underlying mechanical problems.

There are also several parts we recommend a property owner replace during preventative care inspections every few years, including the pressure relief valve, the anode rod, and the thermostat. Not only will these critical parts save you more money, but replacements will ensure you have access to hot water when needed and that you get the most out of your water heater

When Should a Water Heater Be Replaced?

Water heaters tend to last between ten and fifteen years, but with annual inspections and maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of most appliances by a few years. While we highly recommend that you get annual inspections to clean and repair components, we also advise clients to start thinking about replacements once your water heater reaches the ten-year mark because part repair becomes more necessary and the risk of costly water leak damage increases.

What are the Signs Your Hot Water Heater is Going Out?

There are tell-tale signs to look for when your water heater needs repairs or replacement. The water will not heat appropriately, there will be discoloration, and you may hear unusual sounds. There may also be an unusual smell as well as water leaking from the bottom of the water heater. If you see unfamiliar signs, it’s best to call J Griffin Heating & Plumbing for a check-up. Not only do we perform an expert inspection, but we will have the parts and tools on hand for repairs.

What Is The Best Time for Water Heater Repairs & Replacement

If you are scheduling preventative maintenance appointments, the best time for water heater repairs and replacement is in the spring or summer. Not only does the winter tend to cause part swelling and cracking on appliances connected to the plumbing system, but you will likely use hot water more during colder temperatures. Checking the health of your water heater is also the type of maintenance that works well with other spring-cleaning activities that are done annually, such as clearing out storage areas or cleaning and replacing worn fixtures or hose connections.

For more information on water heater repairs and replacement, give us a call at (781) 521-2188 or send us a message on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JGriffinHeatingandPlumbing/. You can also follow us on social media for routine heating and plumbing maintenance tips.