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Corrosion occurs as a result of an electrochemical reaction to the surrounding environment. Because of this, water heater tanks that are made of metal are easily susceptible to rust when a mixture of water and oxygen gets into contact with the metal. JNR Plumbing, local experts in water heater repair in Stamford, CT, shares handy tips to help you prevent corrosion in your water heater:
Proper water heater maintenance is crucial in preventing rusting and consequently prolonging its life. During maintenance, our professional team can flush the heater to remove any sediments and debris inside, as well as check the condition of the parts of your heater. We can also remove and replace damaged parts as part of our water heater services.
Frequently Check the Anode Rods
During water heater installation, anode rods are put in place to prevent corrosion. With time, calcium carbonate may build up on them, corroding them, and eventually the water heater. This is why it’s important to check the anode rod’s condition frequently to ensure that there are no issues. If the rod is damaged, we recommend replacing it as soon as possible.
Invest in a Water Softener
Even if you have a tankless water heater, we recommend investing in a water softening system if your home has hard water. Hard water contains excess minerals such as iron that can build up on the bottom of the heater, and lead to sediments which can easily corrode the heater. The water softener can help prevent corrosion by reducing the minerals present in the water.
Whether it is for water heater replacement, repair, installation, or a regular maintenance check, you can count on the experts at JNR Plumbing for prompt and professional services. We can also offer you tips on how to make the most of your water heater. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.