Proper servicing can extend your water heaters life indefinitely, we have seen properly serviced tanks last up into the 15- 25yr mark. Our friendly plumbers will keep your hot water tank running smoothing. Servicing your hot water tank is key for its life longevity. Regular service will prevent calcium and lime build up, rust from eating away at the inner tank, and will keep your burner mechanism clean and firing nicely.
A hot water tank service consists of the following…
These rods are a sacrificial rod that is put in your hot water tank to prevent corrosion of the inner holding tank, the rod attracts elements that lead to the corrosion and deterioration of the inner holding tank, thus destroying the rod instead of the hot water tank. Most Anode rods should be changed every 2-3 years, and will extend the life of the tank.
This is a very important step and service to do to your hot water tank. We recommend yearly flushing of your hot water tanks in Canada due to our very hard water and the high levels of minerals. These are hard on your hot water tank and will eat away at the inner liner. A yearly flushing will help to clean out the material. By completely draining the tank and then filling it you stand a better chance of keeping your water heater tank clean and corrosion free longer.