We offer annual water heater maintenance services in the Aberdeen area.
There are a number of things that affect the performance, reliability, and longevity of your Aberdeen, North Carolina home’s water heater. If you want your water heater to last as long as possible and operate efficiently, saving you on utility costs, it is imperative to have water heater maintenance conducted each year. Here at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines, we can inspect and service your water heater, so you have peace of mind that it will continue to perform efficiently and safely.
Our water heater maintenance services include a complete inspection of your water heater, flushing out sediment, and replacing any worn parts. We can provide you with an assessment as to the remaining life and the efficiency of the unit you have. This information can be used to make the decision about whether it would be advantageous to replace the water heater.
We also provide water heater maintenance for tankless water heaters and can help you decide if this type of water heater would be beneficial for you and your family. You can count on us for unbiased information, so you can make the best choice for your situation.
Why is Flushing a Part of Water Heater Maintenance?
One of the most common questions we get here at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines from our customers in the Aberdeen, North Carolina area is why is flushing is a part of our water heater maintenance protocol. We understand it can be inconvenient to arrange for a hose to go from the water heater to the outdoors if you don’t have a close drain for this purpose. We also recognize that losing that much water at once and waiting for the tank to heat up the water again can also be disconcerting. However, flushing is a very important part of the water heater maintenance process if you want your water heater to operate efficiently and prevent costly problems.
The heater in a water heater is located near the bottom of the tank. If the tank has filled up with sediment because it hasn’t been flushed in a long time, it inhibits the ability of the heater to perform. The water heater then works harder to compensate, resulting in premature failure, repair costs, and higher utility bills. In addition, the sediment can work its way into your faucets and appliances, causing even more damage and issues. You would likely experience loss of water pressure and perhaps even burst pipes because of the movement of the sediment through your home’s plumbing system.
Another question we get is whether tankless water heaters need to be flushed regularly, and the answer is yes. They do not hold as much water as a traditional water heater, but they can experience sediment buildup, as well. There is a right and a wrong way to flush water heaters and conduct water heater maintenance, so we recommend leaving it to our professionals rather than attempting it on your own. Call us today with any questions.
We recommend water heater maintenance be done at least once per year. If you have a larger family or use your water heater more than normal, you may want to consider having it done sooner than that. If you have any questions about this service or any of our other plumbing and septic services, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We offer 24/7 emergency service, as well.
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines, we offer water heater maintenance services in Aberdeen, Broadway, Cameron, Carthage, Fayetteville, Foxfire, Jackson Springs, Laurinburg, Lemon Springs, Pinebluff, Pinehurst, Raeford, Robbins, Sanford, Seven Lakes, Southern Pines, Spring Lake, Vass, West End, and Whispering Pines, North Carolina.