Let’s get one thing straight: there’s no bad time of year for a water heater performance and safety inspection. It just so happens that we perform more of them in the fall than any other time of year.
Part of it’s a back-to-school thing. You know, like when four or five people all expect and want a hot shower before leaving the house for the rest of the day. Not to mention the shaving and maybe even starting a load of wash. Or maybe it’s just that summer’s over and it’s time to get back to some basic home maintenance.
Whatever the reasons might be, having your water heater inspected by a licensed plumber is one of the smartest and safest things you can do.
Here’s just some what goes into one of ours:
- Visually inspect your water heater for leaks, rust or other problems
- Check water emergency shut-off valve for safe operation
- Check the safety relief and emergency shutoff valves to ensure safe operation
- Ensure thermostat setting and water temperature are at optimal levels for just the right amount of comfort without scalding
- Inspect the burner assembly and the power supply that’s heating the water
- If warranted, flush out the system to get rid of any contaminants that could cause internal problems
- Ensure combustion gases are venting properly for your family’s added safety
It all comes down to ensure the effective and safe operation of your water heater, with a strong emphasis on “safe”.
Has it been a year or longer since your last water heater performance and safety inspection? If so, contact Connor Plumbing today to schedule service.