Hello all, here is another insurance savings tip.
Save your deductible by doing some simple home maintaince that we call could be doing on our hot water tanks. We all know the water in AZ is horrible with heavy metals – what that means is not only do the wives complain about how it fees on their skin it also means death to appliances and your hot water tank.
Prevent future problems, save energy, extend the life of your water heater. Sediment build up in your water heater may cause clogged water lines, and faucets resulting in low hot water pressure. Other problems associated with excessive sediment are slower recovery rates (increase energy bills), glass liner in tank cracking, shorter water heater life and bacteria growth.
Recommended maintenance schedule:
- Test pressure/temperature relief valve once a year.
- Flush water heater every 4 months.
- Clean water heater once a year.
- Replace anode rod every 2-5 years.
- Gas water heater – check/clean burner every year.
Test the relief valve at least once a year to be sure it’s working properly. The first step in removing sediment from a water heater is to drain the tank. Most of the sediment in a water heater will settle in the bottom of the tank. The anode rod should be replaced before it deteriorates completely.
Remember – when you are performing maintenance, be sure to always think “safety first”!