Water Heater Maintenance

Water Heater Maintenance in Atlanta GA, Marietta, GA
Milton, GA, Sandy Springs, GA, Stone Mountain, GA and surrounding area

Water Heater Maintenance: Gas, Electric & Tankless


Whether you have an electric water heater or a gas water heater, it will have an anode rod. The anode rod takes one for the team, attracting corrosive minerals so that they corrode the rod, instead of the tank itself. Replacing the anode rod once every five years or so could significantly lengthen the life of your water heater.

We can test the pressure relief valve during your yearly water heater maintenance by placing a bucket under the discharge pipe and lifting the lever. If water comes out of the pipe, you’re good; use the lever to close the valve. If lifting the lever doesn’t open the valve, or if the valve leaks after you test it, replace it.

Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Although American Rooter Services can always repair your water heater, sometimes it’s smarter and more cost-effective to just replace the unit altogether. New models of water heaters are extremely energy-efficient and offer a range of advanced features for your utmost safety and convenience.

Consider replacing your water heater when:

  • It is over 10 years old
  • It breaks down frequently
  • The water temperature is always inconsistent
  • The water smells or is murky and discolored
  • The storage tank has a leak


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