About Our Water Heater Tune-Ups
Finally, Montgomery's Industrial Services offers water heater maintenance services to customers. The primary purpose of regular professional maintenance is to keep your water heater functioning at its best for as long as possible. Maintenance should ideally be able to detect potential problems early and keep them from becoming so severe that they force you to call for repairs or an outright reinstallation. This is why it’s important to schedule maintenance regularly rather than only when something goes seriously wrong. Maintenance should deal with issues before they’ve grown serious enough for you to notice them.
Here are some of the things that our water heater maintenance technicians might do for you as part of a maintenance review.
- Flushing out your water heater
- Checking the temperature-pressure release valve
- Checking the anode rod
- Relighting your heater’s pilot light
- Checking the heater’s access panel and inspecting electrical connections and plumbing
As we’ve mentioned repeatedly, sediment buildup is one of the most common issues that adversely affect water heater functioning. To prevent this from becoming a problem, industry professionals recommend that you flush out your water heater at least once or twice per year.
In an electric water heater, the temperature-pressure release valve is responsible for regulating water temperature and pressure. If the temperature and pressure inside the heater become too high, your heater could potentially blow up. The TPR valve keeps this from happening. We will test this valve and make sure that it functions properly.
An anode rod is an indispensable water heater component. The rod attracts sediment to itself and keeps that sediment from going where it shouldn’t go. In so doing, the rod prevents sediment and rust buildup in the tank of a tankless water heater. However, over time, the rod itself will corrode and require replacement. A maintenance review determines whether your heater needs a new anode rod.
A pilot light is a small flame that burns inside of a gas-powered water heater. When gas passes over the pilot light, it ignites and turns on the appliance. If all goes well, the water heater then works and heats your water. Since your water heater can’t do its job without a pilot light, one of our pros can relight it for you.
Lastly, the access panel is what allows you to get to your heater’s plumbing or — if your heater is an electrical one — its electrical wiring. Problems in any of these areas can flood your house or cause a power outage, so we will make sure that everything is as it should be.