What Is Water Heater Maintenance & Why Do You Need It?

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Admit it: the only time your ever think about your water heater is when it’s broken, right? You’re not alone in that. Most people take their water heater—and the hot water it provides—for granted. It’s only when the water’s cold and shouldn’t be that they remember important things like annual maintenance.


What Is Water Heater Maintenance?


An annual maintenance appointment is an in-depth water heater inspection and flush that guarantees the water heater is working at peak efficiency to deliver your Houma or Thibodaux area home’s hot water. The tank is completely emptied of all water and any sediment that has built up over time is flushed out, then all components are thoroughly inspected and receive as-needed performance adjustments.


Why Do You Need Annual Water Heater Maintenance?


There are three major reasons why you should have your water heater inspected and flushed at least once each year: to prevent repair; to save energy; and to extend the water heater’s working life. Let’s take a deeper look at each of these reasons.

  • To Prevent Repair

Whether it’s something small like a broken component or something big like a burnt out heating element, a malfunctioning water heater is a major problem to the everyday function of your home. By having Doug’s complete your annual maintenance, we will catch and address any problems before they can turn into a disruptive and inconvenient breakdown.

  • To Save Energy

Sediment builds up in your water heater tank during normal use, and while this is completely normal, the sediment also causes your water heater to lose efficiency. This is because the water heater has to work harder and longer to heat not only the water you’re using but the built-up sediment as well. By flushing all that sediment out each year, your water heater is able to work more efficiently and shave dollars from your utility bills.

  • To Delay Replacement

Most Houma-Thibodaux homeowners have to replace their water heater about once every decade, but with regular water heater inspection and flush appointments, you can extend the life of your water heater by as many as five years. That’s five years without any stressful breakdowns or leaks and five years not spent wondering if your water heater is on its last leg. Doesn’t that sound delightful?


Bonus: Water Heater Inspection & Flush Saves You Money

When you combine the potential repair and replacement costs that you won’t have paid out over the years, having annual water heater maintenance done could add up to hundreds—even thousands—of dollars in savings for you. So what are you waiting for? Call Doug’s today! (985) 746-1116

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