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Water heater maintenanceIf you’re like most of us, you take your water heater for granted. When we do dishes, run a bath for the kids, or hop in the shower, it works. Until it doesn’t. And then we start thinking about our water heaters quite a bit! 

The good news is that you can take easy, effective steps to keep this important appliance in top running condition so you can avoid inconvenient, costly problems down the road. Buncombe County’s most trusted plumbers are here to help keep the hot water flowing.

Why Is Water Heater Maintenance So Important?

As far as appliances go, water heaters are relatively low-maintenance. They typically have a life of about ten years. With routine water heater maintenance, though, you can extend the longevity of your system, while maximizing safety and efficiency. You can also prevent malfunctions, which have a way of cropping up at the worst possible times! 

Barlow Plumbing Service’s experienced plumbers and technicians will perform an annual servicing and:

  • Check the pressure valve and pilot light
  • Flush sediment from the tank
  • Remove limescale from pipes/heating element for tankless water heaters
  • Check your anode rod (this piece is designed to corrode so your tank does not - it is also known as the “sacrificial” rod. Changing it is quick, easy, and a whole lot less expensive than replacing a tank!)
  • Make sure there is adequate ventilation around the unit 
  • Inspecting for leaks and drips
  • Diagnose and repair any issues 
  • If necessary, replace the water heater after it has reached the end of its useful life

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Attention

If you’ve still got hot water but notice any of the following, you’re in need of an appointment with the exports at Barlow Plumbing Service, Inc. as soon as possible! 

  • Water smells funny
  • Water looks sandy or muddy
  • The unit is noisier than usual 
  • The unit is leaking 

Water Heater Maintenance in Asheville, NC

If you haven’t called Barlow Plumbing Service Inc. for water heater maintenance in Asheville, NC, now is the time! We can help you increase the longevity of your system, improve efficiency, reduce energy bills, and ensure that you have the hot water you need when you need it. Contact us today.