A little TLC can keep your water heater healthy
Residents of the City of Brotherly Love will always throw their arms open for friends and family during the holidays. If you don’t want to throw cold water on those relationships, Giannone urges you to take care of your water heater.
Here are some tips to avoid chillier relations with the in-laws by making sure your water heater won’t die in the middle of their showers.
- Flush and inspect the water heater. Before the hordes of family arrive of the holiday and your heater gets a workout, do a little proactive maintenance by draining it to out sediment. Left alone, sediment will keep accumulating in the storage tank, choking out the appliance’s ability to heat enough water. Wait long enough, and you’ll end up buying a new water heater long before its useful lifespan should be over.
- Get an inspection: A licensed professional can check out your water heater as part of a larger heating system inspection, making sure that any small problems are caught before they turn into expensive repairs later. Know the age if your system - if the water heater is 10 years old or more, it needs to be replaced.
- Get it fixed: If you notice your water heater struggling to produce enough hot water or making noises or leaking, call us ASAP. Letting problems persist will mean trouble sooner than later. Who wants to end up spending their holiday money on a whole new hot water heater? Even worse, a defective water heater could end up flooding the house. Don’t even ask how much water damage can end up costing you.
Don’t leave special visitors and guests out in the cold this holiday season. If you need help with your water heater or the other components of your heating system need some attention, contact Giannone today for the best service in Philadelphia. We’ll make sure your holidays are a reason for good cheer.