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water heater servicingIf 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, practical 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, as well as maximize safety and efficiency. You can also prevent malfunctions, which have a way of cropping up at the worst possible times!

Barlow Plumbing Service, Inc.’s experienced plumbers and technicians will perform an annual servicing, which includes:

  • Checking the pressure valve and pilot light
  • Flushing sediment from the tank
  • Removing limescale from pipes/heating element for tankless water heaters
  • Checking 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!)
  • Making sure there is adequate ventilation around the unit 
  • Inspecting for leaks and drips
  • Diagnosing and repairing any issues 
  • If necessary, replacing the water heater after it has reached the end of its useful life

Barlow Plumbing Service, Inc. 

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.