Several components in our homes should be considered seasonally when it comes to their maintenance and upkeep, and a good example here is your water heater. While water heaters are used all year long, their use frequency and the strain on their components varies heavily from the cold winter (where water needs to be heated to greater degrees) to the warmer summer (where water starts at a higher temperature and requires less heating).
At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re happy to offer water heater repair and many other forms of appliance repair to clients around Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah. The late-winter or early spring period we’re in right now is often an ideal one for some basic water heater maintenance – either on your own or with help from our pros wherever needed, here are a few of the key upkeep areas to keep in mind for your water heater as we move from winter into the eventual summer.
Checking the System for Leaks
After the dead of the winter period where your water heater has been working its hardest, it’s important to check for any forms of leakage or dampness around your heater unit. A few drops of water here and there are fine, but a major leak may require repair work.
There are a few key areas to be inspecting as you look for signs of water damage, such as around the water heater’s thermostat, pressure valve and drain valve.
Cleaning Out the System
The colder winter months provide a great opportunity to clean out your water heater system before things warm up – this can help reduce strain on the components in summertime and also make sure it’s operating with as much efficiency as possible.
Clean out your heating elements and sediment trap thoroughly, flushing them both out to remove any dirt or debris that has built up over time. If you’re unsure of how to do this yourself, our team is here to help – we have the tools, parts and know-how to get the job done safely.
Flush Out Sediment
Another important part of water heater maintenance at this time of year is to flush out sediment that may have built up in the system over the winter period. Sediment can be a major issue for both efficiency and safety, so it’s important to address it as soon as possible – which again, our team is happy to help with if needed.
Consider Professional Service
If you’re unsure of any part of the water heater maintenance process outlined above, or if you just want to make sure the job is done properly and with as much safety as possible, contact our team at All Pro Appliance Service for professional help. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your water heater system!
For more information on water heater maintenance and repair, or to book an appointment with our pros in the Salt Lake City area, please don’t hesitate to reach out today. We look forward to helping you get your water heater ready for a warm summer of efficient operation!