Water heaters are pretty simple devices. Essentially, they take cold water, heat it up and send it to fixtures throughout a home whenever hot water is needed. But, like any other piece of equipment, it still has parts that can wear down over time. A broken down water heater means no available hot water for your laundry, shower or dishwasher, so, it pays to keep your water heater in good working condition.
In the Knoxville area, good water heater maintenance starts with professional inspections by the team at Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. Years of experience and expertise mean that our technicians have the skills needed to accurately assess the condition of your water heater, as well as make any necessary repairs.
Water Heater Inspection
During a routine inspection, our professionals will check all of the heating elements and other components of your water heater, replacing any worn parts. We’ll also check the surrounding pipes for buildup and clean them to prevent clogs, as well as check gas lines, if applicable.
Any necessary routine repairs can also be done during an inspection, which can prevent any mechanical or other problems from growing and causing serious issues in the coming months or years.
These easy and fairly quick annual inspections can extend the life of your water heater, which is an important component of your home’s plumbing system, not to mention being integral to your family’s daily comfort.
Water Heater Tank Cleaning
Cleaning out you water heater’s tank is a relatively easy process, but an important one that will make sure you water heater lasts longer. During cleaning, we turn off the main valve, and for gas or oil heated tanks, we also turn the fuel off as well and extinguish the pilot light. With everything turned off, we’ll drain the water from the spigot underneath the tank. Once it’s empty, we’ll wipe the tank clean of any mineral deposits. We will also clean the heating element of any mineral residue and then rinse all the equipment thoroughly. Simple maintenance like this will greatly extend the life of your water heater.
Water Heater Monitoring
Professional maintenance isn’t usually necessary more than once a year. In the meantime, between visits, there are some things you can do on your own to keep your water heater operating as it should, without the help of a professional.
Do your own inspections on occasion. Every so often, run a quick test to see how long the water from the tap takes to get hot. If you notice that is progressively taking longer over time, or that the water does not get as hot as it used to, you may need to adjust the temperature setting or have the water heater serviced.
Water Heater Maintenance Service
During routine maintenance, Hiller not only inspects, cleans and repairs water heaters, we do it in a prompt and friendly manner. That approach, along with the high level of expertise our technicians bring to the table, has helped us build a large and loyal customer base across the Knoxville, TN area. Call us today to schedule your annual water heater maintenance visit.