How to Make Your Water Heater Last Longer

Water heaters are designed to last quite a long time, providing you take proper care of them. If the water heater doesn’t receive the professional services it needs, you may find yourself having to replace it far sooner than you would like. If you’d like to know more about how to make your water heater last as long as possible, read on.


Schedule Annual Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is the single greatest way to make sure that your water heater remains in optimal shape throughout its life. Waiting for a problem to show itself before calling for professional services only gives that problem the opportunity to further develop and cause damage to the system. Preventive maintenance allows your water heater technician to identify and solve problems with the system long before they have the chance to develop far enough to cause serious damage. By scheduling preventive water heater maintenance at least once a year, you can save thousands of dollars in repair costs over the life of the system.

Prompt Repairs

Sometimes, though, a problem will manage to sneak through between maintenance appointments. When that happens, it’s best that you call for water heater repairs as soon as possible. As mentioned above, the longer a problem is allowed to develop, the worse it will get. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the signs that your water heater is having a problem, so that you know when to call for repairs. By acting quickly when your water heater shows signs of a problem, you can ensure that it has a long and productive lifespan.

If you’d like to know more about how to keep your water heater in good condition, or would like to schedule an appointment, call Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We offer comprehensive water heater services throughout Baltimore, MD.