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Is Water Heater Maintenance Necessary?

Is Water Heater Maintenance Necessary?

For most of us, the condition of our water heaters can be an "out of sight, out of mind" deal. For the most part, they live in our garages and run whenever we need them. It only then receives our full attention when it sends us cold water or when it has begun leaking onto the floor. The realization you’re faced with an expensive repair or replacement changes your short-term financial outlook quickly.

This scenario happens far too often, and the cause stems from old age or lack of maintenance, or both. A water heater that dies before its time suffered from its owner’s misunderstanding or complacency about the importance of preventative maintenance. Rest easy in the big water cooler in the sky buddy, but it's ok, D-N-A Plumbing is here for you.

Here are some basic steps all homeowners should consider if they’re interested in getting the most from their home appliances, with the focus on water heaters. Here are some signs or tips to follow along with to care for your water heater, and to answer the title of the blog, YES. Water heater maintenance is necessary!

Signs Your Water Heater Isn't Working Properly

You may think a lack of hot water is the only sign of a failed water heater. It’s one sure symptom, but if you notice a noticeable drop in hot water production or longer and longer times before hot water reaches the faucet, the likely cause might require a pro to diagnose the reason.

Common signs your water heater needs repair:

  • Lack of hot water - If you notice a dramatic dip in hot water production and your water takes a long time to heat up, it's likely that you need to have your water heater serviced or replaced.
  • Funny sounds - Sounds are another part of a faulty water heater if you hear any. Crackling sounds once it turns on is just sediment being popped. This should be flushed out once and a while. Listen to your water heater, get to know the sounds it regularly will make. It's when the sounds are far different from what you normally hear is when you should raise any concern.
  • Strange odors - Funny smells shouldn't occur with your water. The sediment buildup can be contributing to tastes or smells coming from your water. That should get flushed out with regular maintenance.
  • Leaking water - If your water heater is leaking or gushing water, that's an obvious need for assistance. Don't ignore any leaks if you see any, a slow drip can turn into a large repair at any time.

Benefits of Regular Water Heater Maintenance

While some appliances in the home rarely require major repair, all of them require preventative maintenance. An annual checkup takes into consideration repair history of like models and the inspection targets these areas first. Your water heater needs regular, preventative maintenance to uncover minor problems that you may miss.

Trust only a reputable company to maintain your water heater and all other plumbing related items. D-N-A Plumbing specializes in all aspects of plumbing and their professionals stand ready to serve you if you’re for looking for strong and reliable service. If you’re looking for a new unit, they will guide you every step of the way!

When we visit for a maintenance check, we check the:

  • Safety valves and supply pipes
  • The system’s drain
  • The shut-off valves
  • Your anode rod
  • The thermostat
  • Heating element

At D-N-A Plumbing, our inspection and pressure testing services are completely accurate so you can easily plan your next steps. When one of our experts inspects each part of your water heater, it’s to help secure a long life for your unit.


Call D-N-A Plumbing today at (214) 935-3969 or contact us online to schedule a water heater maintenance service in Plano!


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