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water heater upkeep information and
While the ordinary life cycle of a water heater is around 12 years, various things can influence the
life of a water heater.
For safety reasons, keep the temperature dial setting at or below the suggested factory setting
specified on the water heater or in the handbook. Beyond that setting will substantially increase
the possibility for scalding.
All water heaters are mandated by law to be equipped with a temperature and pressure relief
valve (t & p valve) as a safety component to prevent damage from an excessive amount of
pressure (> 150 psi) or temperature (> 210 degress). If the t & p valve is releasing water you need
to call your plumber straight away.
Flushing your water heater is something that should be undertaken on a consistent basis. The
process is as follows:
- Hook a lawn hose up to the bottom drain valve. Lay the garden hose in a location to allow
complete discharge of the water through the hose (into a floor drain, bath tub or street). NOTE:
THIS WATER WILL BE BLISTERING AND IS A SCALD HAZARD! THE TEMPERATURE MAY
WELL KILL PLANTS.
- Open the drain valve wide open. DO NOT BLOCK THE INBOUND COLD WATER SOURCE TO
- Run the water out of the hose until the water runs transparent (typically just a few seconds).
- Once the water is clear, shut off the bottom drain valve and remove the garden hose.
How long should my water heater last? The answer is not simple.
- Water softeners are made use of to decrease hardness in water, they are able to lessen the life
a water heater by consuming the anode rod rapidly (commonly within one year). Whenever the
anode rod is consumed there is no protection system in the water heater to stop the water from
softening the seam joints. Anytime a water softener is installed the water softener needs to be
bypassed annually to permit some lime to accumulation to preserve the heater and decrease the
anode rod consumption
- Thermal expansion can easily create really high pressures and ordinarily manifest itself by
untimely breakdown of the water tank or leaking t & p relief valves. Thermal expansion is typically
only an issue on a closed plumbing system.
- Under sizing of a water heater leads it to be "on" much more frequently than an accurately sized
water heater. This can cause parts to deteriorate much quicker than expected.
- Mineral deposits and buildup are destructive and act as an insulator in between the heat source
(burner or elements) and the water, causing the water heater to work harder to maintain the
- Missing anode rod as a result of water quality or elimination of anode rod.
If you have a question or concern about any one of these issues concerning your water heater,
you ought to call your plumber.
The guys at Jadon Services are experts when it comes to plumbing repairs and services in Aurora
Colorado. visit their website with this link to get help you with all your plumbing problems.