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The Importance of Timely Water Heater Repairs


If someone were to ask you what the most underrated appliance in your house was, what would be your answer? If you’d say your water heater, we’d be likely to agree with you!

These systems are typically mostly out of sight, and therefore out of mind. Yet, you use yours every day, multiple times a day, and rely on it to work effectively and efficiently as it does so.

But the only way to ensure this is the case is by staying on top of your water heater needs. Yes, that’s right, water heaters need maintenance and timely repairs! This is true whether you have a standard storage tank model or a tankless water heater. Read on to learn more.

Longer System Lifespan

Yup, that’s right, proper water heater care can lengthen the useful service life of your water heater. Maintenance allows professionals to flush out sediment buildup that can result from hard water–water with a high level of minerals in it (calcium and magnesium, mainly).

Maintenance is also when you will be alerted to wear and tear on the system that could lead to the need for professional repairs. Contacting us quickly for these repairs can be the difference between a water heater that lasts for two decades and one that lasts about half that.

When we service your water heater, we also check on a very important component inside your tank water heater–the anode rod. This component is tasked with absorbing corrosion so the rest of your water heater doesn’t have to. If this isn’t checked and replaced as needed, then that corrosion will certainly start impacting the rest of your water heater, and you’ll be replacing it sooner rather than later.

With timely water heater repairs, you can expect your water heater to last 10-15 years, maybe even 20 in the case of a tankless water heater.

Fewer Repair Needs

When you take care of small repair needs right away, you’re less likely to need excessive repairs later on. This is because all the small problems that could turn into much bigger ones are actually caught early, so we can address them right away.

Improved Efficiency

Timely water heater service saves you money in a number of ways. For instance, it will improve the system’s efficiency–that is how much energy it uses to do its job. When a water heater isn’t maintained as it should be, it will struggle to operate at its best, and you’ll likely find yourself paying more for its energy use than you should have to.

Trust Our Team for Your Water Heater Care

It makes sense that you want to rely on your water heater each and every day. Professional water heater service gives you the peace of mind that this can happen. Because let’s face it, nobody wants to face a cold shower if they can avoid it!

We don’t want our customers to be the victims of poor water heater upkeep. Be sure to reach out to our team for exceptional water heater care and much more.

For professional Gresham, OR water heater services, contact Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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