It is difficult to imagine that at one time the only way to enjoy a hot bath was to heat a bucket of water over a wood stove or fire. We often take today’s modern water heaters for granted, and that can mean ignoring them until a problem arises. Here are a few things you should know about water heaters that can ensure you always have a hot shower when you need it most.
- Regular Plumbing Maintenance– Water heaters should be inspected and flushed regularly to keep sediment from forming, which can deteriorate the tank. While many components of water heaters can be repaired, a leaking tank is not among them. If that happens, replacement is the only recourse.
- Have a Second One Installed– If you consistently run out of hot water in the bathroom, it might be time to consider having two water heaters: one to furnish the bathrooms with hot water and one to furnish the kitchen and laundry room. Alternatively, consider upgrading to a larger water heater if you have available space.
- Water Damage Prevention– Leaking water heaters can quickly flood a room and cause significant water damage, especially if they are not located in the basement or on the main level. Ask your plumbing professional about measures to avoid this scenario, such as a drainage system and/or alarm system.
If you would like to know more about water heaters or you need to schedule plumbing repair, installation, replacement, or maintenance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Your Service Professional in Raleigh, North Carolina. We offer a variety of plumbing services and are happy to share our knowledge with you so you can have hot water when you want it.