Water heaters are built to last a fairly long time, considering how much of an investment they are. No one wants to replace their water heater every couple of years. However, if you want to make sure that your water heater lasts as long as possible, you’re going to need to do more than trust to chance. Read on for a list of procedures and precautions you can take to ensure that your water heater lasts as long as possible.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
Your water heater is put under an insane amount of wear and tear during normal operation. In fact, if you’re one of the majority of homeowners who uses a tank water heater, then your water heater is actually operating 24/7. Waiting for problems to occur before calling for repairs is just asking for substantial damage to be inflicted on your system. It’s best to schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year, both to counteract the wear on the system and catch any developing problems as early as possible.
Call for Repairs Promptly
No matter how well you take care of your system, there are still going to be a couple of times when problems happen anyway. When those problems do occur, you need to make sure that you call for repairs as quickly as possible. Even minor problems can grow over time to become major threats to the system. The faster you get a problem fixed, the more damage you can prevent and the better off your system will be. If you incorporate both this and annual maintenance into your care of your water heater, it will last quite a bit longer.