Water Heaters Bend: How To Maintain Water Heaters
You probably heard horror stories of how inexperienced plumbers ended up ruining someone’s plumbing system. This shows you how important it is to hire a reputable Plumbing Bend Oregon company. Here are a few things to consider before hiring a plumber:
- Check the pressure-relief valve – Test the pressure-relief valve located on the top or side of the water heater. This valve opens automatically if the pressure inside the tank gets too high.
- Drain sediments from the tank – Drain the tank to flush out sediments that have settled to the bottom of the tank. Sediment buildup shortens the life of your water heater and adds to your energy bill by reducing its efficiency.
- Check for gurgling or groaning noises – This sound is just air entering the system as water drains out. If the drain valve won’t close tightly when you’re done, drain the tank completely, unscrew the old valve and screw in a new one.