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How Do You Know When Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance? March 7, 2017

Bristol, Hartford County
How Do You Know When Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance?, Bristol, Connecticut

Like the other appliances in your home, your water heater needs periodic maintenance to make sure it's running properly. The licensed technicians at James J. Rybczyk Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Bristol, CT, specialize in water heater installation and repair services that keep clients' homes warm and help them save money. With over 30 years experience resolving homeowners’ plumbing issues, you can count on their expertise to keep your water heater in working order.

Routine Water Heater Maintenance

water heater Bristol CTAt least once a year, hire a specialist to perform a thorough inspection of your heating system. The technician will check all valves, mechanical parts, and electrical or gas lines for signs of damage. This yearly service should also include a water heater flush. This process drains the water out of the tank and allows your technician to remove any sediment buildup from the reservoir. 

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance

You may need to have your water heater serviced between annual inspections. The following signs indicate the need for an additional maintenance service:

  • Water Is Discolored: If your water appears cloudy, your water heater may need to be flushed to remove sediment from the tank.
  • Takes Longer to Heat Up: If you notice that you're waiting longer for your water to reach your desired temperature, one of the tank's heating elements may need replacing.
  • Maximum Temperature Is Lower: When your water doesn't get as hot as it used to, the most likely cause is a malfunctioning water heater top element. Replacing this part typically fixes the problem.

If you notice any of these signs, don't put off the repairs until your next yearly maintenance appointment—the issue could worsen from a small repair to a full water heater replacement. A licensed technician will identify the problem and offer the most appropriate solution.

When your water heater needs emergency repairs or routine maintenance, call James J. Rybczyk Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for high-quality work at affordable prices. These experts offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services to ensure their clients' comfort. Call (860) 589-2527 to schedule an appointment, and visit their website for a full list of services.

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