What is a Water Heater?

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water heater is a household appliance that heats water for bathing and other purposes. They come in all shapes and sizes, but all water heaters have one common function: to heat water. The most popular type of water heater is the electric water heater, which uses electricity to heat up a tank of water. Gas-powered water heaters are also common, as are solar-powered and tankless water heaters.

Water heaters can last anywhere from 8 to 12 years, but it’s important to regularly maintain your unit to ensure optimal performance. Checking the sediment at the bottom of the tank, flushing the system, and changing out the anode rod are all simple tasks that can be performed by most homeowners every 6 months.

How do I maintain my water heater?

The best way to maintain your water heater is by ensuring that the temperature is set correctly and by draining it regularly. You should also check the water heater for any leaks, corrosion or sediment build-up. If you notice any of these issues, you should have them repaired right away.

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Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions How long does a water heater last? How long does a water heater last?

Water heaters last between 8 – 12 years on average when properly maintained. However, your water heater's life span depends on many factors, including the quality of the unit, its maintenance schedule, and the surrounding environment. If you’re unsure whether it’s time to replace your water heater, request a free estimate from our team.

Can well pumps be repaired, or do they need to be replaced? Can well pumps be repaired, or do they need to be replaced?

In most cases, well pumps are not repairable. However, in some instances, all that’s needed is a bit of maintenance or a minor electrical fix to restore full system functionality. The only way to determine whether your well pump is salvageable is by having a knowledgeable plumber inspect the system.

Is it safe to use chemical drain cleaners? Is it safe to use chemical drain cleaners?

Drain cleaning chemicals are highly toxic. These chemicals are unsafe for your family and pets and can damage your pipes, causing them to deteriorate prematurely. When stubborn clogs impact your system, the best solution is to hire a plumbing professional to clear the blockage.