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Does Your Water Heater Need Maintenance?

There are some obvious signs your water heater needs maintenance, and others aren’t quite so obvious. One is that if your water heater is leaking, and smells no matter what you do to keep the area clean; but it can’t be done. Perhaps you can’t even find the cause. Others might be internal because it might need scouring and the water seems dirty. So there may be a number of causes for maintenance and repair, but it’s generally better to have it on your list for yearly checks by your local plumber or systems specialist who checks the air conditioning and heating system as well. It depends on what your favorite company specializes in.

But generally, it’s much less worry and concern if you just make it a yearly chore of caring about the home. Internal components are always a concern because they eventually wear out, and they need to be checked and maintained like other regular concerns in your home. It’s like a living organism and needs a health check annually just like you do. Without it, components will wear out faster and cause accumulating expenses and a possible cascading effect on maintenance parts. Then the replacement costs will be even higher.

It may be even less possible to tell if your water heater has problems if it is wrapped appropriately to save energy costs. So, be sure you make a standing appointment every year for this small task so that you don’t have to have that nagging question in your head whether it needs to be done or not.

It’s much less costly to repair small problems than have to replace an entire water heater. Even if that is the case, the prices on water heaters have become more moderate since the water on demand styles that have come on the market. Besides if you are careful to find a good technician, he/she can guide you towards the best way and method to take regarding your needs.

Is the water heater in your Birmingham home acting up? Call Latta Plumbing at 205-631-6445 and schedule a service call today!