How to Extend Your Water Heater Lifespan That Most Homeowners Neglect to Do

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Water heater failure is one of the leading causes of residential water damage in the US, costing more than $4,000 in damage, according to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). Doing regular water heater inspection and maintenance can help prevent these incidents from happening.

In this article, we’ll share how you can extend your water heater lifespan, and why homeowners should get their water heater checked and maintained by licensed plumbers.

How You Can Extend Your Water Heater Lifespan

Water heaters have an average lifespan of six to ten years. But do you know that you can extend your water heater lifespan? The solution: annual water heater maintenance.

By doing this, you can increase its lifespan for up to 12 years. And if you have a tankless model, that number increases by almost three (3) more years. Performing basic water heater maintenance, specifically inspecting the temperature-pressure release valve, temperature settings, and the anode rod can help in extending the water heater’s lifespan.

Benefits of Annual Water Heater Maintenance

When regular maintenance is done, a minor problem can be spotted before it becomes a major problem.

If water heaters are not regularly maintained, sediment remains at the bottom and causes the following:

  • Less amount of hot water produced or none at all;
  • Reduces the volume of water tanks can hold;
  • Lessens the energy efficiency of the water heater and increases its energy consumption;
  • Clogs water lines;
  • Corrodes the tank walls causing it to leak; and,
  • Causes lime and calcium deposits to harden over time, allowing less water to flow through.

The rust buildup in the tank can also result in leaks and contaminated water. The accumulation of rust inside is one of the main reasons the water heater breaks down.

Licensed plumbers, such as SPS Plumbing, can check the water heaters and remove sediment buildup which causes corrosion and rust.

Call SPS Plumbing Today!

Extend the life of your water heater by getting annual water heater maintenance from SPS Plumbing. Our certified plumbers are ready to serve you anytime.

Call us at 408-622-8183 (South Bay Area) or 209-597-9107 (Central Valley) to book an appointment today!