Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Service’

Yes, Your Water Heater Needs Professional Maintenance Because…

Monday, October 17th, 2022

water-heaterYou may have heard the term “hard water” before, even if you don’t know exactly what it refers to. But hard water is the reason that your water heater needs routine professional maintenance!

Why? Because hard water is water with a high level of minerals in it that turns into something called scaling, which can have a detrimental effect on the inside of your water heater tank, not to mention your whole entire plumbing system.

Scaling is a build-up of the minerals calcium, magnesium, and sometimes iron. You may see a chalky white or yellowish buildup around your faucets and drain openings–this is scaling. It’s easy enough to clean up from your sinks and bathtub, but imagine that building up inside your water heater.

Read on to learn more about this issue, and to learn just why it’s so important to have professional water heater maintenance done once a year.

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Signs That It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, January 10th, 2022

water-heaterIf it’s the middle of summer and you’ve just been outside, then there is no better feeling in the world than a nice, cold shower–especially if your outdoor activities included any kind of exercise.

However, being surprised by a cold shower when you were expecting a hot or at least warm one is another story entirely.

In the first scenario, you probably wouldn’t be concerned at all about the state of your water heater, while in the second scenario you’d probably be rushing to find a new water heater!

Of course, we don’t want you to wait around for this unpleasant surprise before starting to shop for a new water heater. We think it would be nice if you knew with plenty of warning that your water heater is starting to fail, so you can replace it sooner rather than later. The good news is, there are actually plenty of symptoms you can watch out for to get this prior warning. Read on to learn what they are.

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