Servicing Hot Water Heaters
Did you know that it is recommended for your hot water heater to be serviced every five years?
A regular service by one of our authorised hot water repair technicians will ensure you enjoy trouble-free hot water for many years to come. A regular hot water service ensures your system continues working safely whilst increasing the cylinders longevity, therefore saving you money and easing your mind of pesky hot water troubles.
Your hot water service should be undertaken by a licensed hot water plumber every five years because if this time period lapses it may result in the manufactures warranty becoming void. It doesn’t take long for a technician to service a system – usually between 30 to 45 minutes. It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind and trouble free hot water usage.
Most manufacturers will not cover the terms of your hot water system warranty if it is not installed or serviced by a licensed hot water technician or qualified hot water plumber. Hot water tanks are an expensive appliance, so why would you risk voiding your warranty by installing it yourself or employing the services of someone who isn’t licensed? Here at Jetset Plumbing our licensed water heater installers and plumbers are more than capable to carry out the job.
Hot Water Heaters and Anodes
Anodes are steel core rods installed at the top of the hot water tanks during production to prevent rust and corrosion. These rods are surrounded by either magnesium, aluminum or zinc. They have been a staple of hot water heaters for decades and are very useful in preventing water tank damage and regular and expensive replacement costs.
An anode’s lifespan is typically between 3.5 – 5 years. Once the anode has fully corroded it fails to protect the tank which will start to deteriorate. In time, a rusting water heater will cause problems which are typically more expensive to repair than simply replacing the anode. Regular anode replacement ensures your water heater continues to operate as intended and lasts longer, therefore saving you money in the long term.
If your water heater is over 3.5 years old, we suggest you contact Jetset Plumbing and we can advise whether your anode may require replacement. If you supply us with the make and model of your water heater we will be able to determine whether a service call is required. Some anodes last longer than others, depending upon the material of which they are made, so a quick phone call will give us the information we need to make an appropriate assessment.