There are several maintenance procedures that need to be performed regularly on your water heater to keep it functioning. One of them is maintaining and eventually replacing the metal rod in your tank, which protects the system from rusting. The rod degrades with time and eventually gets to the point where it can no longer prevent rusting.
Sediment buildup can also accumulate inside the storage tank of your water heater and create insulation, interfering with the water heating process by getting in between the water and the burner assembly. Flushing this sediment out makes it so that the system can properly heat the water once more.
We recommend that you have your water heater serviced annually to prevent common, avoidable water heater issues. Many water heaters won't show any signs of problems until they're far progressed, which means you won't know your water heater is at risk for
damage until the damage is already done. Your friendly technicians at Preferred Plumbing & Drain are trained to find and fix those problems before they happen to save you money in the future.