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Top 4 Reasons to Have Your Water Heater Serviced Before the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and we know that you have a million things on your mind to do. One of the furthest things from your mind is probably your water heater. Your water heater is an appliance that is usually taken for granted until it stops working. A water heater that fails can be very frustrating, especially during the holiday season. Below are the top reasons you should have your water heater serviced before the holiday season begins.

1. Prevent An Unexpected Breakdown

If you don’t have your water heater serviced by a plumber before the holiday season, you will minimize the risk of failure or other problems. This is because a plumber will do a full inspection of your water heater system and point out any issues that are found. They will also service your unit to the manufacturer’s specifications. The climate in Redding, CA is typically cold during the holiday season, and this would be the worst time to lose your hot water.

2. Avoid a Spike in Your Energy Bill

During the holiday season, you will most likely increase your hot water usage. A water heater that is not serviced before the holiday season will not operate as efficiently. This is usually due to a buildup of mineral and sediment deposits. These deposits restrict flow and will make your water heater work harder. A water heater that works harder will demand more energy. Other water heater problems that could have been found during preventative holiday maintenance can reduce efficiency as well.

3. Avoid Costly Repairs or Replacement

Preventative maintenance is key to the longevity of your water heater. By having your water serviced before the holiday season, you can avoid costly water heater repairs. It is less expensive to regularly service your water heater before the holiday season than to repair or replace it. When our plumbers service your unit, they will perform a thorough inspection to identify any areas of concern. This can help you avoid an unexpected breakdown. Identifying problems early can also help you better budget for the repairs before the holiday season begins.

4. Prevent Safety System Failure

Water heaters are designed with important safety devices that require annual testing by a professional. These devices should always be tested prior to the holiday season. Two common safety devices are temperature and pressure valves. These valves are designed to discharge water in cases of extreme temperatures or pressures. This can prevent dangerous situations such as explosions. At Steve Beaton Plumbing, our plumbers will ensure that all of your safety systems are performing per specifications.

By having your water heater professionally serviced before the holidays, you can avoid unexpected failure, increased energy bills, and costly repairs. If you need your water heater serviced, repaired, or replaced, contact Steve Beaton Plumbing today.